Mad cow disease, formally known as bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), is a chronic degenerative disease that attacks the central nervous system of cattle, destroying brain tissue and eventually causing dementia and death. There is no known cure.
Elizabeth Farnsworth leads a discussion with AIDS and Africa experts about the international community's role in combating the epidemic.
A background report on AIDS in Africa.
A look at Senegal and an effective AIDS prevention program. Fred de Sam Lazaro of Twin Cities Public Television reports.
Nearly 36 percent of adults in Botswana are believed to have HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Elizabeth Farnsworth reports on how Botswana's government is trying to tackle the crisis, in part three of a four-part series.
A federal panel recommends stricter standards for measuring high cholesterol.
Nearly 36 percent of adults in Botswana are believed to have HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Elizabeth Farnsworth reports on efforts to combat the virus in part two of a four-part series.
In an interview taped Friday, U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan calls for a $7 to $10 billion international fund to fight AIDS.
Three popular allergy drugs may soon be available over the counter.
Flanked by African leaders, President Bush today announced the U.S. would contribute $200 million to fight AIDS, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa.
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