| Nov 13, 2014
| 5:35 PM
A U.S. Food and Drug Administration panel has begun to consider whether to overturn a long-standing ban against accepting blood donations from gay men.
On Thursday, the FDA’s Advisory Committee on Blood and Tissue Safety and Availability heard...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 3:13 PM
The Classic Raceboat Association will present its annual Fall Thunder Vintage Raceboat Regatta this weekend on Lake Dora.
The three-day event will feature vintage outboards and inboards, small- and medium-sized and Grand Prix hydroplanes, Jersey speed...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 9:35 AM
Chase Brexton Health Care has selected a former Catholic Charities administrator to lead its new LGBT Health Resources Center, set to open in the primary care provider's Mount Vernon headquarters this spring.
Nate Sweeney, 36, will serve as executive...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 3:29 PM
By the end of the year, Bethlehem-based OraSure expects to announce key research milestones in determining if its OraQuick rapid in-home HIV test can be adapted to screen patients for Ebola.
The company has consulted with the federal Food and Drug...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The case shocked experts and raised hopes -- at least temporarily -- that HIV was functionally curable in its tiniest victims.
A Mississippi baby who was infected at birth appeared to remain clear of the virus for nearly two years, even though she was...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 5:20 AM
I remember, as a child, watching "Ben-Hur" and wondering why being sent to a "leper colony" was such a bad thing. To me, lepers were regal animals with beautiful coats and according to my Time-Life Nature book, not particularly vicious unless provoked. It...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 10:35 AM
DALLAS Police say a woman attempting to shoplift $11 in frozen food from a Dallas Wal-Mart threatened to infect the employee who confronted her with HIV.
Diamond Lawrence, 25, was arrested Tuesday night on a charge of attempted aggravated assault with...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 3:14 PM
In the response to Ebola, the medical community has quickly addressed its initial errors, which included the failure to promptly diagnose the first domestic case in Dallas and the inadequate protocol for caregivers. Lapses of this sort aren't likely to...
| Oct 25, 2014
| 3:59 PM
A 25-year-old Lakeview man was ordered held in lieu of $75,000 bail Saturday after being charged with failing to reveal to his partner that he had HIV when he knew he had the virus, prosecutors said.
Anthony Hallam, of the 600 block of Oakdale Avenue,...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 3:16 PM
Some experts have been comparing today's fear of Ebola to early days of AIDS in the United States, and the newspaper clips from the early 1980s are there to show it. This clip from The Washington Post is one example.
"A man with AIDS shows up for...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 2:47 PM
"Health officials struggle to control the media narrative about Ebola," read a headline in the Washington, D.C., publication The Hill a few days ago. The words were atop an article arguing that careful Obama administration pronouncements about the limited...