May 5, 2006 A study relying on parents vs. schools estimates that about 300,000 school-age children have autism.
April 28, 2006 Last year polio increased by 55 percent worldwide, with nearly 2,000 cases reported.
April 21, 2006 A jury in Rio Grand City, Texas has ordered Merck to pay the family of Leonel Garza $32 million in compensatory and punitive damages.
April 13, 2006 The CDC is investigating an outbreak of 600 cases in Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska.
April 7, 2006 Researchers report they've been able to reverse the deadliest effect of a genetic disease called Marfan syndrome in laboratory mice.
March 31, 2006 Federal officials are warning hospitals that newborns can be infected with a resistant strain of a staphylococcus germ circulating in many communities.
March 22, 2006 Asian bird flu has infected as many as eight people in adjacent villages near the Caspian Sea in Azerbaijan.
March 16, 2006 After a 13-year decline, the CDC is reporting an increase in the rate of syphilis in the United States, primarily among gay men.
March 7, 2006 The bird flu virus has changed genetically since the first human vaccine was made.
March 1, 2006 The cat, found on a Baltic Sea island, may have caught the virus by eating an infected bird.
February 23, 2006 There's renewed controversy over a scientific paper published five years ago on the safety of the painkiller Vioxx.
February 17, 2006 Going against popular wisdom, a study finds that women who took calcium and vitamin D supplements had no significant decrease in broken hips.
February 10, 2006 Health officials say it may be extremely difficult to contain the spread of the H5N1 bird flu to Nigeria.
January 31, 2006 The new type of vaccine protects against multiple strains of bird flu, but has yet to be tested in humans.