| Jul 16, 2012
| 8:54 PM
For years people around the country have been climbing mountains for CureDuchenne.
As they raise money and awareness, they also get younger.
Most recently, 8-year-old Tyler Armstrong climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro and helped raise about $40,000 for the Newport...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 11:43 AM
LOS ANGELES/GENEVA (Reuters) - Fewer people infected with HIV globally are dying as more of them get access to crucial antiretroviral drugs, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, the United Nations AIDS program said on Wednesday.
The United Nations...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 1:56 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People who've ever had genital warts may have a somewhat higher risk of several types of cancer — possibly including common skin cancers, a new study suggests.
The findings, reported in the Journal of Infectious...
| Aug 10, 2012
Shengyang Zhou assured the American buyers that his Chinese-made weight-loss capsules were safe. Zhou was sure because he had a test — one person eats a whole bottle.
Such a person would have "maybe some stomach problem, but not die," he told...
| Apr 19, 2012
| 5:40 PM
Shares of Human Genome Sciences doubled in Thursday morning trading on news that a major British biopharmaceutical company offered to buy it for $2.6 billion, which the Rockville company rejected as too low.
Human Genome, which uses the human DNA...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 9:18 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Young women on birth control pills tend to have less painful menstrual periods than those not on the contraceptives, a new study finds.
Swedish researchers found that of 2,100 women followed from age 19 to 24, those on the...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 1:52 PM
Upon learning they are pregnant, most women dutifully nix the alcohol, sushi and caffeine.
But what about antidepressants?
Headlines about the potential risks of antidepressants on a developing fetus, including miscarriage, premature birth and newborn...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 4:05 PM
LONDON (Reuters) - All girls in Europe should be immunized against the human papillomavirus (HPV) that causes cervical cancer and current vaccine coverage rates are far too low, European Union health officials said on Wednesday.
In new advice about...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 12:45 PM
Rockville-based Human Genome Sciences has warned state regulators that it plans to cut 114 jobs beginning in October, three months after striking a deal to be acquired by GlaxoSmithKline.
Human Genome, which employs about 1,000 people in Rockville, could...
| Feb 26, 2012
| 11:45 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Boys 11 years and up should get Merck & Co's Gardasil vaccine to protect them against HPV infections, which can cause genital warts as well as oral, penile and anal cancers, the nation's largest group of pediatricians said...
| Sep 20, 2011
| 8:52 AM
ZURICH (Reuters) - Doctors and investors at a cancer conference starting on Friday will be keen to find out more on the effectiveness of two promising new breast cancer drugs from Swiss drugmakers Roche and Novartis.
Roche's T-DM1 and Novartis's Afinitor...