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.
Electronic waste, composed of heated and discarded metals from computer parts, is accumulating quickly as India's computer recycling industry rapidly expands. NewsHour reports on government regulation of computer recycling and the health threat posed by improper recycling of computer parts.
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The ongoing conflict between Somalia's transitional government and Islamist groups has exacerbated an already desperate humanitarian crisis in the country due to drought and flooding.
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President Bush, in his State of the Union address Tuesday, urged Congress to support his decision to add 21,500 American troops in Iraq and proposed plans to reduce gasoline consumption by 20 percent by 2017 and expand health care coverage.
About 10,000 children in the United States are diagnosed with cancer each year and those who do not respond well to standard treatments face an especially difficult challenge. The NewsHour reports on test treatments that provide families some hope.
People should receive angioplasties to unclog arteries in the first 90 minutes following a heart attack, though they often don't receive the treatment in time, the American Heart Association said at a recent meeting. An expert discusses this and other…
Dr. Anthony Atala of Wake Forest University discusses the use of tissue engineering in replacing faces of wounded U.S. soldiers.
Wal-Mart, the nation's largest retailer, announced it will start selling nearly 300 generic prescription drugs at sharply reduced prices. One of its competitors, Target, responded that it will offer similar cuts. Analysts discuss the new drug plans.
Washington D.C. has begun to offer a rapid oral HIV test free to residents -- the first program of its kind. The director of the D.C. HIV/AIDS Administration discusses the program's aim to increase awareness, draw in more patients and…
As the number of patients stricken with Alzheimer's disease continues to grow, so does the community of families and caregivers who have pledged to look after loved ones, often risking emotional, physical and financial burdens.
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