The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday in favor of a Maine-run program that would require pharmaceutical manufacturers to lower prescription drug prices for the poor and uninsured, but warned that the program may not stand up to future legal scrutiny.
The U.S. Senate passed a $15 billion White House-backed bill on Friday aimed at slowing the AIDS pandemic ravaging the developing world in what one senator called "the greatest humanitarian crisis in the 21st century."…
Taiwan's health chief resigned Friday over the worsening SARS crisis that has infected 274 people. The government moved quickly to fill the post, naming a noted, U.S.-educated epidemiologist.
As part of its effort to prevent the spread of SARS, the Chinese government announced on Thursday that anyone deliberately spreading the deadly respiratory illness would be punished by imprisonment or death.
Revised federal guidelines released Wednesday advise the 22 percent of American adults in a newly-created "prehypertension" category to lower their blood pressure through lifestyle changes in order to decrease their risk of heart disease and stroke.
As Chinese officials voiced concern Wednesday over the possibility of severe acute respiratory syndrome spreading to rural areas, a WHO team prepared to visit one particularly vulnerable province.
As the number of severe acute respiratory syndrome cases in Taiwan and mainland China continued to rise, villagers in eastern China rioted Monday over their government's handling of the virus.
The World Health Organization announced Tuesday that starting Wednesday it would lift its warning against unnecessary travel to Toronto imposed last week amid fears over the spread of the SARS virus.
Severe acute respiratory syndrome continues to spread in China, the WHO as it also reported that the outbreak of the infectious disease appears to have peaked in Singapore, Hong Kong and Canada and has been successfully contained in Vietnam.
China sealed off a major Beijing hospital Thursday in an attempt to control the city's outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome.
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