Medical News

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration says it has approved a first-of-a-kind drug that lowers artery-clogging cholesterol more than older drugs that have been prescribed for decades. The drug from Sanofi and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. offers an important new...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Wondering if you are eating too much added sugar? The nutrition label on your food may one day help you figure it out. The Food and Drug Administration on Friday proposed that nutrition facts labels include the percentage of your recommended daily intake of...
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Once stigmatized as the world's polio epicenter, Nigeria on Friday celebrates its first year with no reported case of the crippling disease, having overcome obstacles ranging from Islamic extremists who assassinated vaccinators to rumors the vaccine was a...
LONDON (AP) — The European Medicines Agency is recommending that the world's leading malaria vaccine be licensed even though it is only about 30 percent effective and that protection fades over time. In a statement published on Friday, the agency said it had "adopted a positive...
NEW DELHI (AP) — Omkarnath spends his days searching New Delhi for drugs. A call to the phone number printed boldly on his saffron-colored tunic reveals his alternate identity: "Hello, I am Medicine Baba." The chatty, 79-year-old retired blood-bank technician has been collecting...
LONDON (AP) — The European Medicines Agency is recommending that the world's leading malaria vaccine be licensed even though it is only about 30 percent effective and that protection fades over time. In a statement published on Friday, the agency said it had "adopted a positive...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest Alzheimer's research has a clear theme: Change your lifestyle to protect your brain. It will take several years for scientists to prove whether some experimental drugs could at least delay Alzheimer's disease, and an aging population is at risk now...
NEW DELHI (AP) — Omkarnath spends his days searching New Delhi for drugs. A call to the phone number printed boldly on his saffron-colored tunic reveals his alternate identity: "Hello, I am Medicine Baba." The chatty, 79-year-old retired blood-bank technician has been collecting...
NEW YORK (AP) — Pentagon officials released a report Thursday detailing recurring problems at an Army bioterror facility that accidentally sent live anthrax to other labs for more than a decade. At a press briefing in Washington, military officials said half the lots of anthrax...