Americans' life expectancy continued to rise despite a 27 percent jump over five years in the prevalence of diabetes and an increased number of overweight Americans, according to a National Center for Health Statistics report released Friday.
The Food and Drug Administration said a recent crackdown on drug imports into the U.S. - that revealed nearly 90 percent were unapproved and potentially dangerous - further proves its stance that restrictions on importing drugs should not be relaxed.
The U.S. Census Bureau reported Tuesday that an estimated 43.6 million Americans lacked health coverage in 2002, up 2.4 million from 2001. Experts analyze the new numbers and what they may mean for the future of health care coverage.
The international response to AIDS will leave the United Nations' prevention and treatment goals unmet unless efforts to combat the disease are significantly ramped up.
Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich said that he would push for federal legislation that allows states to buy cheaper prescription drugs from Canada and called on the Food and Drug Administration to back states that are moving toward reimporting drugs.
Susan Dentzer revisits burn victim Kevin Shaeffer two years after he was badly burned in the September 11th attack on the Pentagon.
Susan Dentzer visits with burn victim Kevin Shaeffer two years after he was badly burned in the September 11th attack on the Pentagon.
Colorado's mosquito season has been setting records this summer. Betty Ann Bowser reports on the spread of the West Nile Virus this year.
Regularly taking certain over-the-counter pain relievers may significantly reduce the risk of developing Parkinson's disease, a neurological disorder that afflicts about 500,000 people in the United States.
The vast majority of heart disease patients had one of four risk factors, according to two studies contradicting the often-cited figure that only 50 percent of such patients had smoked or suffered high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or diabetes.
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