The Food and Drug Administration approved the German medication memantine today to help ease the severe symptoms of an estimated 1 million Americans who suffer from the late stages of Alzheimer's disease. Ray Suarez discusses the possible impact of the…
An FDA advisory council voted 9-6 to put silicone breast implants back on the market after being banned for 11 years. Medical experts assess the impact of the decision on women.
Key lawmakers working on Medicare prescription drug legislation conceded late Tuesday they will miss an Oct. 17 target date for a final House-Senate compromise as they continue to hash out the details of the plan.
The drug letrozole, which suppresses estrogen production, cut the risk of breast cancer recurrence nearly in half for older women who had already taken the standard tamoxifen treatment, researchers reported today. Ray Suarez discusses this discovery with National Cancer Institute…
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 visits with burn victim Kevin Shaeffer two years after he was badly burned in the September 11th attack on the Pentagon.
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