By GILLIAN WONGAssociated Press
BEIJING (AP) - Scientists taking a first look at the genetics of a bird flu strain that has killed three people in China said Wednesday that the virus could be harder to track than its better-known cousin H5N1 because it might be able to spread among poultry without
By MICHELLE RINDELSAssociated Press
LAS VEGAS (AP) - An 18-year-old driver who plowed into a Las Vegas restaurant during lunchtime in a crash that seriously injured 10 people appeared disoriented afterward, didn't know what day it was, and later admitted to using drugs without a prescription,
By KEVIN FREKINGAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A new report required by Congress recommends that the Department of Defense assess how well commanding officers handle sexual assault and harassment complaints when reviewing their job performance.
The Institute of Medicine said in the report
By MARLYNN MARCHIONEAP Chief Medical Writer
You might not want to rush into knee surgery. Physical therapy can be just as good for a common injury and at far less cost and risk, the most rigorous study to compare these treatments concludes.
Therapy didn't always help and some people wound up
By LAURAN NEERGAARDAP Medical Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - A staggering 1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer's disease or other types of dementia, says a new report that highlights the impact the mind-destroying disease is having on the rapidly aging population.
Dying with Alzheimer's is not the
By MARTHA WAGGONERAssociated Press
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - William Edward Small was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt, trap and fish. When the 20-year-old airman died while undergoing training in Florida's panhandle, his death was shocking enough.
His family and ex-girlfriend were first told
By DAVID DISHNEAUAssociated Press
Public health agencies in five states are assessing the rabies risk for hundreds of people who may have had close contact with an infected organ donor and four transplant recipients, one of whom died, officials said Saturday.
About 200 medical workers, relatives
By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSENAssociated Press
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - They relocated the entire student body to a new school unstained by blood. They brought in counselors to soothe shattered nerves, and parents to comfort the distraught.
But authorities know they cannot erase the lingering effects of the
KHQ.COM - A Saudi man infected with a deadly new virus from the same family as SARS has died, becoming the ninth patient in the world to be killed the disease which has so far infected 15, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday.
The 39-year-old developed symptoms of the novel
By MARILYNN MARCHIONEAP Chief Medical Writer
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Stress does bad things to the heart. New studies have found higher rates of cardiac problems in veterans with PTSD, New Orleans residents six years after Hurricane Katrina and Greeks struggling through that country's financial