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.
June 13, 2006 Last winter's flu season was milder and less lethal than usual, but it lasted longer.
June 9, 2006 By December, all prescription drugs will need a tag so they can be traced from manufacturer to wholesaler to the public.
June 2, 2006 The federal government is posting what it pays for certain medical procedures on the Internet in an attempt to help consumers.
May 30, 2006 Opponents of South Dakota's new law banning nearly all abortions say they've collected more than enough signatures to force the issue to the November ballot.
May 18, 2006 New data on the painkiller Vioxx shows that all patients who took the drug were at increased risk for cardiovascular events.
May 9, 2006 President Bush is in Florida for a last push to get seniors to sign up for Medicare prescription drug coverage.
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