Mar 29, 2012 05:22 EDT
Pakistan on Thursday sacked a government surgeon recruited by the CIA to help track Al-Qaeda terror leader Osama bin Laden, officials said.
Mar 28, 2012 14:20 EDT
Half of all cancers could be prevented if people just adopted healthier behaviors, US scientists argued on Wednesday.
Mar 24, 2012 16:26 EDT
South Africa on Saturday launched a plan to diagnose tuberculosis in the country's gold mines, where the disease's incidence is the highest in the world.
Mar 23, 2012 16:25 EDT
Vietnam has approved a new 23-million-dollar fund to tackle bird flu after new strains of the virulent disease emerged in the communist country this year, the health ministry said.
Mar 23, 2012 13:33 EDT
Singing rap, citing Buddhist teachings, and once dreaming of being a sports star, the likely next head of the World Bank may not be widely known -- but he's no faceless bureaucrat.
Mar 23, 2012 08:43 EDT
Twelve people have died from swine flu in India since the beginning of March and nearly 110 others have been infected with the virus, the country's health ministry said.
Mar 23, 2012 03:37 EDT
Lost in the mountains of Swaziland, Bulembu became a ghost town when the local mine closed, cutting off its lifeblood. Now the town is coming back, centred on an orphanage taking in children whose parents have often died of AIDS.
Mar 22, 2012 08:58 EDT
Deaths from liver disease have risen 25 percent in England in less than a decade, mainly due to increased alcohol consumption, a study revealed on Thursday.
Mar 21, 2012 08:41 EDT
As many as 70,000 children are dying every year from tuberculosis, as the curable disease often goes unnoticed due to a failure by health workers to recognise the symptoms, the WHO said Wednesday.
Mar 20, 2012 16:46 EDT
Joao Havelange was described as being in a "serious condition" Tuesday by doctors treating the former FIFA president for a bacterial infection at a Rio hospital.
Mar 20, 2012 14:42 EDT
Greece will issue free condoms and syringes to heroin addicts to halt an alarming rise in new HIV cases, the health ministry said on Tuesday.
Mar 20, 2012 13:39 EDT
Researchers on Tuesday unveiled a blueprint to guide the next steps in the hunt for a more effective vaccine against tuberculosis as the world's most advanced clinical trial nears its end.
Mar 19, 2012 16:59 EDT
A global health alliance Monday unveiled plans for the first clinical tests of a new treatment regimen for tuberculosis, including for patients with resistance to existing multidrug programs.
Mar 19, 2012 14:43 EDT
A global health alliance unveiled plans Monday for the first clinical tests for a new treatment regimen for tuberculosis, including for patients with resistance to existing multidrug programs.
Mar 15, 2012 04:11 EDT
Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates and his wife are to give $220 million over five years to the non-profit biotech firm Aeras to develop vaccines to fight tuberculosis, a company statement said Thursday.
Mar 14, 2012 15:55 EDT
People in the United States are getting sick more often from imported foods in recent years, and seafoods and spices from Asia are the most common culprits, US health authorities said Wednesday.
Mar 14, 2012 12:15 EDT
The American University in Cairo said Wednesday that a team of its researchers has designed a faster and cheaper test for all types of hepatitis C, which it says affects about 10 million Egyptians.
Mar 13, 2012 20:00 EDT
A Tennessee House panel has put off debate on state Senator Stacey Campfield's 'Don't Say Gay' bill. A Tennessee House panel on Tuesday put off debate on a proposed bill which would outlaw the discussion of sexual minorities in Tennessee's public schools before the ninth grade, The Tennessean reported. The Senate approved the controversial bill ? dubbed the ?Don't Say Gay? bill ? last year. Republican state Senator Stacey Campfield first introduced the legislation seven years ago in the House. Campfield created a firestorm of controversy when he said that a gay man was responsible for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, and that only gay men acquire the disease. The bill's sponsor in the House, Rep. Bill Dunn, a Republican from Knoxville, agreed to put off the debate until the end of the legislative session. The move could signal that lawmakers do not intend to revisit the measure. Dunn conceded that the legislation was a fix in search of a problem: ?We found out there really is not sex e
Mar 12, 2012 14:03 EDT
Russia in 2011 saw a rise of five percent in the number of new HIV infections to 62,000 cases amid worrying signs that heterosexuals and women are increasingly at risk, its chief doctor said Monday.
Mar 08, 2012 16:43 EST
A new study shows that people living in areas where uptake of HIV treatment is high are less likely to acquire the virus than in places where few are given care, UNAIDS said Thursday.