Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Questions in China on how H7N9 flu strain killed 2

Health officials say they still don't understand how a lesser-known bird flu virus was able to kill two men and seriously sicken a woman in China, but that it's unlikely that it can spread easily among humans.

Oncology & Cancer

Three questions about HPV vaccination

In 2009, more than 30,000 people in the U.S. learned they had cancer linked to the human papillomavirus, or HPV. This virus is best known for causing cervical cancer, but it's also the culprit behind many cancers of the mouth, ...

HIV & AIDS

UN hails sharp decline in HIV infections in kids (Update)

Twenty-five countries, many in hard-hit Africa, have at least halved new HIV infections in the past decade, with particular progress made toward protecting children from the deadly virus, the United Nations said Tuesday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

US firm found mold long before shipping tainted drugs

A pharmacy tied to a meningitis outbreak repeatedly found bacteria and mold in its facility long before shipping tainted drugs to patients, US officials said Friday as the death toll rose to 25.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

US firm loses license as tainted drug toll rises to 24

US officials revoked the license Wednesday of a Massachusetts pharmacy cited for significant sanitary violations as the toll from a meningitis outbreak tied to its tainted drugs rose to 24.

HIV & AIDS

Canada high court lowers bar for HIV disclosure

Canada's Supreme Court on Friday decriminalized the non-disclosure of HIV status prior to sex where no realistic possibility of transmitting the potentially deadly virus exists.

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