| Mar 1, 2009
| 4:24 PM
by Mark Silva When Warren Buffett says things are bad, things are bad. And Buffett says the economy is ":in shambles.'' Buffett, the 78-year-old multibillionaire from Omaha with the Midas touch of an investor who has made millionaires of his......
| Sep 29, 2009
| 4:32 PM
The first injectable vaccines against the pandemic H1N1 influenza virus have been shipped, about two weeks earlier than expected. "The first truck left today" from a factory in Swiftwater, Pa., Chris Viehbacher, chief executive of the French...
| Oct 28, 2009
| 4:32 PM
About this time last year, we were reporting on the failure of several investigational weight-loss medications. They included Sanofi-Aventis' rimonabant as well as two other drugs that aimed to work by blocking cannabinoid receptors in the brain. However,...
| 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...
| Mar 4, 2010
A study suggests that an experimental drug may modestly extend the lives of men with advanced prostate cancer who are no longer responding to other treatments.
The drug, cabazitaxel (kuh-BAH-zuh-TAX-uhl), helped men live an average of 10 weeks longer...
| Sep 24, 2009
BANGKOK -- For the first time, an experimental vaccine has protected a significant number of test subjects from becoming infected with the virus that causes AIDS.
The World Health Organization and the U.N. agency UNAIDS said the results "instilled new...
| Dec 15, 2009
| 9:25 AM
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 recall is for about 800,000 pre-filled syringes intended for young...
| Jun 11, 2009
| 8:52 AM
(WGN-AM)- The World Health Organization told its member nations it was declaring a swine flu pandemic today -- the first global flu epidemic in 41 years -- as infections climbed in the United States, Europe, Australia, South America and elsewhere.
| Jun 26, 2009
At least 1 million Americans have now contracted the novel H1N1 influenza, according to mathematical models prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, while data from the field indicates that the virus is continuing to spread even...
| Dec 23, 2009
Vaccine maker MedImmune has voluntarily recalled 13 lots of vaccine against the pandemic H1N1 influenza because they have lost some potency since they were manufactured, the company said Tuesday.
"This is not a safety issue," Norman Baylor, director of...
| Mar 30, 2009
Lost jobs and lost careers. Promising businesses in shambles. The college acceptance letter returned to its envelope. This is how President Obama recently described the effect of the tanking economy on ordinary Americans -- and the stresses keeping them...