One of the country's largest foundations devoted to public health concerns has taken up the cause of ending the childhood obesity epidemic in the United States.
Hormone therapy is safe for younger women to use in treating menopause symptoms, a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests. NewsHour health correspondent Susan Dentzer details the report's findings.
The American Cancer Society issued new guidelines Wednesday that called for expanding the use of MRI scans for women at higher risk of breast cancer. Health correspondent Susan Dentzer explains the new recommendations.
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The World Health Organization and 18 developing nations agreed Tuesday to provide fair access to bird flu vaccines after solving a problem with Indonesia over sharing virus samples.
A new study has found that the use of drugs and stents, which are tiny metal scaffolds placed in clogged arteries, may be no better than using drugs alone in non-emergency situations. Two cardiologists discuss the findings.
John Edwards and his wife, Elizabeth, announced Thursday that her breast cancer, first diagnosed in 2004, had returned but would not stop his bid for the Democratic nomination. A cancer specialist discusses breast cancer and innovations in cancer treatment.
A new Alzheimer's Association report says the number of people with Alzheimer's is on the rise and, while elderly people still represent the vast majority of cases, as many as 500,000 people under age 65 are living with the disease.
Almost 18 months after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, thousands of its victims are still without health care. In the first of a two-part report, NewsHour health correspondent Susan Dentzer looks at how doctors are providing some temporary relief.
By PBS NewsHour
Scientists spent two years trawling the oceans for bacteria and viruses, and in the process discovered 6 million new genes, doubling the number known on Earth and holding promise for new antibiotics and alternative energy sources.
U.S. Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Kevin Kiley announced his resignation Monday, the third official to lose his job after media reports of substandard care for injured soldiers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
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