August 10, 2006 High doses of cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins after suffering a stroke may prevent a second stroke.
August 2, 2006 Senators say they won't vote on the nomination of a new FDA chief until the agency makes a decision on the morning-after pill.
July 31, 2006 CDC researchers swapping genes in the H5N1 bird flu virus say it won't be simple for that strain to mutate into a pandemic form.
July 27, 2006 GlaxoSmithKline says its new vaccine against bird flu protects humans better — and with far lower doses — than competing vaccines.
July 21, 2006 Despite a flawed formula that's given physicians small or no increases in pay in recent years, Medicare patients aren't having trouble finding doctors, a GAO study finds.
July 11, 2006 States are doing a better job of screening newborns for treatable genetic disorders.
July 5, 2006 Doctors say the French woman has regained her ability to chew food and her speech is almost back to normal.
June 30, 2006 The FDA says that Ketek, a popular antibiotic, can cause acute liver failure and is advising physicians to monitor patients on the drug closely.
June 21, 2006 Most cases involve people in their thirties and forties who were vaccinated in the 1960s with an ineffective vaccine.