Health

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health regulators have approved the first vaccine to block a strain of bacteria that has caused sometimes deadly outbreaks of meningitis in college dormitories. The Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday it cleared Pfizer's Trumenba to prevent a...
Here's a look at the status of marijuana laws in some countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. — ARGENTINA: Personal possession of marijuana was decriminalized under a 2009 Supreme Court ruling that jail time for small amounts of drugs violates Argentina's constitution...
The nation's preparedness effort to fight outbreaks of Ebola and other infectious diseases has been under-funded and lacking in political will and commitment. "We don't really have a pharmaceutical response for Ebola," said retired Air Force Col. Randall Larsen, the former...
The U.S. health care apparatus is so unprepared and short on resources to deal with the deadly Ebola virus that even small clusters of cases could overwhelm parts of the system, according to an Associated Press review of readiness at hospitals and other components of the...
HAVANA (AP) — U.S. and Cuban health officials sat together in Havana on Wednesday to discuss Latin America's response to Ebola, the most concrete sign so far of the nations' desire to cooperate against the epidemic despite decades of tense relations. A mid-level official of the...
HAVANA (AP) — U.S. and Cuban health officials sat together in Havana on Wednesday to discuss Latin America's response to Ebola, the most concrete sign so far of the nations' desire to cooperate against the epidemic despite decades of tense relations. A mid-level official of the...
WASHINGTON (AP) — All American troops returning from Ebola response missions in West Africa will be placed in supervised isolation for 21 days, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday. He called it a "safety value" sought by military members' families. The U.S. military has...
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A Chilean municipality is planting the country's first legal medical marijuana as part of a pilot program aimed to help ease the pain of cancer patients and others. The 850 seeds planted Wednesday were imported from the Netherlands. Oil extracted from...
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A Chilean municipality is planting the country's first legal medical marijuana as part of a pilot program aimed to help ease the pain of cancer patients and others. The 850 seeds planted Wednesday were imported from the Netherlands. Oil extracted from...