At least 51 laboratories in 17 states and three foreign countries received potentially live anthrax spores from the Defense Department over the past decade, and the number is likely to grow, Pentagon officials said Wednesday.
Children born with clubfoot in low-income countries don’t have many prospects if the abnormality is left untreated. The standard treatment used to be a complicated surgery that didn’t always take. But ever since a non-surgical method was developed, it became a matter of training doctors and spreading the word. Continue reading
When B. Paul Turpin was admitted to a Tennessee hospital in January, the biggest concern was whether the 69-year-old endocrinologist would survive. But as he battled a life-threatening infection, Turpin developed terrifying hallucinations, including one in which he was performing on a stage soaked with blood. Continue reading
Federal health officials now say that individuals with HIV should start antiretroviral drugs as soon as they are diagnosed. That announcement was made after a large clinical trial was stopped because the evidence was so overwhelming. But how do you get those drugs to patients who need them around the world? Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health joins Judy Woodruff to discuss. Continue reading
The Federal Trade Commission announced today it has settled a lawsuit against drug company Cephalon, now owned by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, for $1.2 billion – the largest settlement of its kind to date. Continue reading
In the Netherlands, the approach, known as “comprehensive sex education,” starts as early as age 4. You’ll never hear an explicit reference to sex in a kindergarten class. The goal is bigger than that. It’s about having open, honest conversations about love and relationships.
Now researchers are adding tau brain scans to an ambitious study that’s testing if an experimental drug might help healthy but at-risk people stave off Alzheimer’s. Whether that medication works or not, it’s the first drug study where scientists can track how both of Alzheimer’s signature markers begin building up in older adults before memory ever slips. Continue reading
Actress Rita Wilson, who was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a double mastectomy recently, told People magazine last month that she expects to make a full recovery “because I caught this early, have excellent doctors and because I got … Continue reading
Nearly one in six senior citizens face the threat of hunger in the United States. Charity and food stamps reach some of these vulnerable Americans, but limited resources and isolation mean many are struggling without receiving help. Special correspondent Sarah Varney reports. Continue reading