| Dec 15, 2009
| 10:48 PM
ATLANTA -- Hundreds of thousands of swine flu shots for children have been recalled because tests indicate the vaccine doses lost some strength, government health officials said Tuesday.
The shots, made by Sanofi Pasteur, were distributed across the...
| Feb 16, 2009
It's one instance where quitting isn't the easy way out.
FOR THE RECORD:
Zyban: In Monday's Health section, an article on quitting smoking said that the smoking-cessation medication Zyban might act by blocking the brain chemicals...
| Sep 10, 2009
| 3:14 PM
Good news in the world's flu fight: One dose of the new swine flu vaccine looks strong enough to protect adults -- and can spark protection within 10 days of the shot, Australian and U.S. researchers said Thursday.
Australian shot maker CSL Ltd....
| Apr 12, 2010
Three in 10 women take the common breast cancer drug Femara to treat infertility, even though it could increase risks to the baby, U.S. researchers have said.
They said the drug is often prescribed "off-label" to treat infertility, even though it is...
| Oct 19, 2009
Rushed into production? Not really.
Full of substances that do harm? Hardly, and especially not compared with the dangers of the H1N1 flu virus.
That is the retort of researchers, scientists, federal health authorities and others familiar...
| Nov 10, 2009
| 12:53 AM
LOS ANGELES -- Lakers legend and NBA Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is battling a rare form of Leukemia, but he says his long-term prognosis is good.
The 62-year-old basketball star was diagnosed last December with chronic myeloid leukemia -- a...
| Jun 11, 2009
| 3:51 PM
On the Medical Watch -- swine flu is a pandemic ... but what does that mean for you.
The World Health Organization says updating the status will speed a vaccine to the public.
For the first time in 41 years health officials utter the word pandemic ......
| Aug 21, 2009
Protein Sciences Corp. said Thursday that it has received federal approval to conduct clinical trials of its H1N1 swine flu vaccine, an essential step in the drug approval process.
Chief Executive Dan Adams said the company has been cleared by the Food...
| Feb 8, 2010
For some people, lifestyle measures are enough to keep blood pressure under control. But they're not enough for everyone.
For one thing, "many patients are not willing to change their lifestyle," says Dr. Peter Rudd, professor of medicine emeritus at the...
| Jul 29, 2001
Big Pharma isn't yet convinced there will be a profit bonanza from stem cell therapy.
If there will ever be blockbuster drugs from stem cell research--or cell therapies of any kind--the rewards in the lab aren't tickling the fancy of the world's...