| Apr 26, 2013
Almost half the medical clinical trials in Virginia are taking place in Hampton Roads. Of the more than 120 privately funded active trials enrolling patients, half involve treatment for major chronic illnesses, such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease,...
| Apr 9, 2013
Aberdeen-area dentists say incidents like the one that put Oklahoma oral surgery patients in danger are rare.
In March, negligent practices at a Tulsa, Okla., oral surgeon's office required patients to be tested for hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV,...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 4:55 AM
1. THEIR OWN CALVARY
Devotees in the Philippines reenact the crucifixion of Christ to mark Good Friday, a celebration that mixes Catholic devotion and Filipino folk beliefs.
2. WHAT'S REALLY BEHIND NORTH KOREA'S SABER-RATTLING
Kim orders his...
| Mar 30, 2013
| 9:59 AM
The message itself was simple: "I was so alone and then I got your package," it read. "Thank you so much. I love the books. Thank you and God bless." Yet there was something about the handwriting, a delicate and elegant script, that moved Megan Bernard to...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 5:03 AM
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Hundreds of patients of an Oklahoma oral surgeon accused of unsanitary practices showed up at a health clinic Saturday, looking to find out whether they were exposed to hepatitis or the virus that causes AIDS.
| May 17, 2012
| 4:33 PM
The Orange County Health Department is recognizing May as National Hepatitis Awareness Month and May 19 as National Hepatitis Testing Day. The intent of these annual observances is to raise awareness about the global impact of viral hepatitis and the...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 4:38 PM
Three locally-designed research projects were selected in an international competition by Space Florida to fly up to the International Space Station next year on a SpaceX rocket. Projects from the University of Central Florida and Sanford-Burnham...
| Mar 29, 2012
Three-time GRAMMY® award-winning recording artist and songwriter Jon Secada was in town to debut his new song "Your Voice Inside," in honor of his father, with a message that you can't be silent when faced with a silent disease.
Jon recently added his...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 2:05 PM
Hundreds of representatives from the public and private sector are in Orlando for an inaugural prescription drug abuse summit, which included keynote presentations Tuesday from the White House drug czar and a top U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration...
| Jan 9, 2012
| 11:42 AM
New statistics from the American Cancer Society show a slight decline in cancer death rates between 2004 and 2008, but a few types of cancer are on the rise.
Figures released last week, in Jan. 2012, show a drop in cancer death rates of 1.8 percent...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 8:40 AM
A second patient at Hays Medical Center is suing after contracting a strain of hepatitis C linked to a traveling hospital technician.
Tom Walters of rural Catharine filed a lawsuit Monday against a Pennsylvania hospital and two medical staffing agencies....
| Oct 12, 2012
| 4:06 AM
Among America's 10 most populous states, Pennsylvania is the only one that does not license or regulate a particularly ugly form of intentional deformity.
A license is not necessary in Pennsylvania to operate a commercial establishment where steel...