A 55-year-old National Guardsman is the third person to die from a heart attack after receiving the smallpox vaccine, the Pentagon said Friday.
China on Wednesday dramatically increased the number of people diagnosed with a mystery virus that the World Health Organization says could be the same illness that has killed almost 50 people worldwide and has infected more than 1,300.
With the total number of reported cases of a mysterious flu-like illness reported reaching 487, many researchers are pinning their hopes on the finding that the ailment may be caused by a virus that comes from the same family as…
Medical researchers reported Wednesday they may have discovered a key clue in their race to identify and develop treatments for the mysterious flu-like illness that they suspect originated in China.
The World Health Organization estimated Wednesday that since Feb. 26, four people have died and 167 have become ill after contracting a mysterious flu-like illness.
With only a small number of health care workers volunteering to be vaccinated against smallpox, the Bush administration proposed a plan to compensate those injured by the vaccine in hopes of encouraging participation in the vaccination program.
President Bush on Tuesday proposed offering more generous prescription drug benefits to Medicare beneficiaries who switch to private health plans.
The Supreme Court heard arguments Monday in a case testing whether courts can force a mentally ill defendant to take anti-psychotic drugs in order to become competent to stand trial.
Bottles of the popular herb ephedra should bear warning labels that the pills can cause heart attacks, strokes or even death, the Food and Drug Administration said in an announcement Friday.
Low doses of a generic blood-thinning drug can prevent the recurring, dangerous blood clots that afflict about 750,000 Americans annually, researchers announced Monday on the New England Journal of Medicine's Web site.
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