A report prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statisticsy shows a greater rise in death rates for Alzheimer's.
NAIROBI, Kenya -- Promising cheaper drugs, simpler regimens and more money, two U.N. agencies launched a campaign Monday to provide 3 million HIV-infected people with the latest drugs available by the end of 2005, potentially revolutionizing treatment of the disease.
ATLANTA -- U.S. and international health officials now believe a flu-like illness from Asia that has sickened hundreds of people may actually be a new, virulent version of an old enemy: the common cold virus.
MACON, Ga. - Dexter Zachary said he wasn't angry after discovering he had contracted HIV from his boyfriend.
ATLANTA - Three world-class cancer centers would open in Georgia during the next five to seven years under a plan announced Wednesday by Gov. Roy Barnes, making the state a leader in research, prevention and treatment of the disease. Although no sites have been identified, the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta is considered a strong candidate to land one of the centers. "We already have a lot of the infrastructure," MCG President Francis J. Tedesco said after the governor's announcement at the Capitol. "I would be surprised if we weren't one of the major centers."
STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Arvid Carlsson is rewarded for his discovery that dopamine is a transmitter in the brain and that is has great importance for our ability to control movements.
Medical College of Georgia has been named a Center of Excellence for treating Parkinson's disease by a national group.
LONDON -- Contradicting U.S. findings, British scientists who conducted the longest-running study of tamoxifen have concluded there is not enough evidence the drug prevents breast cancer, according to research published Friday. Although scientists agree tamoxifen fights the recurrence of breast cancer in women who already have had surgery, they are divided over whether it prevents the disease from occurring in the first place.
Deborah Simone promised her dying husband she would complete his cross-country trek to raise awareness about hepatitis C.
WASHINGTON - A highly sensitive new test could lead to a different way to diagnose people with Alzheimer's disease, possibly helping find the illness in its early stages when there might be time for treatment.