The number of children who live with a chronic disease such as asthma or diabetes has quadrupled in the past three decades, according to this week's Journal of the American Medical Association. NewsHour health correspondent Susan Dentzer discusses the findings.
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A four-year international study of the human genome has prompted scientists to rethink some of their most basic ideas about how DNA functions.
Cancer experts Wednesday released a list of symptoms they say are early warning signs of ovarian cancer. Catching ovarian cancer early increases five-year survival odds from 35 percent to 90 percent. An oncologist outlines the guidelines.
Thailand's growing AIDS epidemic has reached hundreds of thousands as the government tries to secure assistance. The NewsHour reports on AIDS in the Asian country and the efforts to reduce the disease and its stigma.
William Hubbard is a former associate commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration. He spoke with NewsHour correspondent Betty Ann Bowser about his concerns about the FDA's ability to inspect foreign foods.
Dr. David Acheson took on the newly created position of assistant commissioner of food protection at the Food and Drug Administration last month. He was previously the director of the FDA's Office of Food Defense. He spoke with NewsHour correspondent…
Doctors said Tuesday that Atlanta lawyer Andrew Speaker does not appear to be carrying a highly contagious type of tuberculosis, but world health officials said his case still raises concerns over the need to control the disease, particularly drug-resistant strains.
Retired businessman Frank Brady's charity Medical Missions for Children brings together American specialists with doctors in developing countries via teleconferencing to better treat children with rare illnesses. The NewsHour reports on the organization's work.
A man diagnosed with a drug-resistant form of tuberculosis completed several oversees flights despite health warnings, raising questions about security and health precautions. A medical professor discusses the dangers of the disease and the government's response.
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President Bush on Wednesday asked Congress for $30 billion to renew and double the funding to combat the global spread of AIDS, calling the disease a "modern-day plague."…
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