CHICAGO - For months, Vanderbilt University researcher Dr. James Crowe has been desperately seeking access to the blood of U.S. Ebola survivors, hoping to extract the proteins that helped them overcome the deadly virus for use in new, potent drugs. | Video
LONDON - The death toll from Ebola in the three West Africa countries hardest hit by the epidemic has risen to 7,518 out of 19,340 confirmed cases recorded there to date, the World Health Organization said on Monday.
WASHINGTON - Eating fast food may lead to lower student test scores in math, science and reading, a recent study of U.S. school children said.
- Hong Kong said Monday it has suspended imports of certain U.S. poultry and poultry products because strains of avian influenza have been identified in the United States, marking the second foreign market to issue such a ban.
- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Bristol-Myers Squibb Co's skin cancer drug, more than three months before the scheduled review date.
(Reuters Health) - Misconceptions may be keeping many women from getting breast reconstruction after a mastectomy, even though the procedure can help improve quality of life for cancer survivors, according to a new review.
BEIRUT - The Syrian government has approved the delivery of medicine and surgical supplies to three areas of the country aid workers were previously unable to reach regularly, including opposition-held Aleppo, the World Health Organization said on Monday.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - A North Carolina law requiring doctors to perform an ultrasound and describe the displayed images to women seeking abortions constitutes compelled speech that violates the patients' free speech rights, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Monday.
WASHINGTON - Eli Lilly and Co has won approval to buy Novartis AG's animal health unit on condition that it divests its Sentinel line of products for treating heartworm in dogs, the Federal Trade Commission said on Monday.
(Reuters Health) – For people with depression and obstructive sleep apnea, using a nightly device to improve breathing while asleep may also improve depression symptoms, according to a new review of the evidence.