NEW YORK (AP) - A Georgia woman who survived a rare fleshing-eating disease told Katie Couric she doesn't take life for granted anymore.
Twenty-four-year-old University of West Georgia graduate student Aimee Copeland walked onto stage Tuesday on Couric's new show, "Katie," using a new
By MATTHEW PERRONEAP Health Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved the first drug shown to reduce the risk of HIV infection, the latest milestone in the 30-year battle against the virus that causes AIDS.
The agency approved Gilead Sciences' pill Truvada
By MARGIE MASONAP Medical Writer
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) - Tran Minh Giang has spent more than a third of his young life in a Vietnamese hospital, and it could be many months more before he can go home. All for a disease that in Asia is as common as chicken pox, and usually about as severe.
By MARK THIESSENAssociated Press
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A baby beluga whale rescued in Alaska's Bristol Bay last month had multiple infections, according to necropsy results announced Wednesday.
"On postmortem exam we found that the beluga whale had infections in multiple sites, including
ATLANTA (AP) - A builder says it will construct a home addition at no charge that's designed to help with the rehabilitation of a Georgia woman who's been battling a flesh-eating disease.
Executives with Pulte Homes of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., say its workers and partners are volunteering
By BARBARA ORTUTAY and LOLITA C. BALDORAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - If you're reading this online, you're fine. The day that was supposed to see thousands of people knocked off the Internet has arrived, but only a few people were affected.
Thousands of Internet users across the U.S
By LOLITA C. BALDORAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Having trouble getting online?
Some may find their smartphones working overtime because the family computer couldn't seem to connect to the Internet Monday morning.
You may be one of thousands across the United States who waited too long
By MARGIE MASON and SOPHENG CHEANGAssociated Press
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) - A deadly form of a common childhood illness has been linked to the mysterious child deaths in Cambodia that sparked alarm after a cause could not immediately be determined, health officials said Monday.
Lab tests have
By LAURAN NEERGAARDAP Medical Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - An AIDS-free generation: It seems an audacious goal, considering how the HIV epidemic still is raging around the world.
Yet more than 20,000 international HIV researchers and activists will gather in the
MSNBC.COM - Federal health officials have approved the first at-home test to detect HIV antibodies, a move aimed at identifying and treating the estimated 20 percent of infected people in the U.S. who don't know they have the virus that causes AIDS.
Food and Drug Administration officials