The World Health Organisation (WHO) published a report on Wednesday on chronic, or non-communicable diseases -- which include diabetes, cancer and respiratory and heart diseases. Full story
The Food and Drug Administration approved the bacterial meningitis vaccine Menactra for children between the ages of 9 months and 23 months, said Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi-Aventis. Full story
An FDA report says that 2/3rds of medical wipes produced by a Wisconsin firm, and used to clean skin before injections, are contaminated with dangerous bacteria, and are being recalled.
Nearly six months after an earthquake devastated the island nation, NBC’s Robert Bazell returns to Port-au-Prince and takes stock of the recovery effort.
Nov. 17: Experts on swine flu are testifying before a Senate committee about distribution of the H1N1 vaccine to where it is most needed. Dr. Nancy Snyderman talks with infectious diseases expert Dr. Anthony Fauci about why it is so difficult to get the shots.
Nov. 2: The government promised about 40 million doses of swine flu vaccine would be available by now, but the actual number of shots is much lower. Has the White House mismanaged vaccine distribution? Dr. Nancy Snyderman talks with infectious diseases expert Michael Osterholm.
Oct. 30: At least 22 children died from complications of swine flu over the last week, the largest number of pediatric deaths in one week since the epidemic began. Dr. Nancy Snyderman talks with infectious diseases expert Dr. William Schaffner.
ATLANTA, GA - JULY 19: Kolby Sanders-Lewis a guest researcher at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention analyzes blood serums for infectious diseases in the new Parasitic Diseases Laboratory July 19, 2002 in Atlanta, Georgia. The Environmental Health Laboratory and the Parasitic Diseases L
CRUGER, MISSISSIPPI - SEPTEMBER, 17: A crop duster sprays pesticides and herbicides on a cotton field in the Mississippi Delta on September 17, 2004. Depending on the region, some cotton fields can be sprayed as many as thirty times in one season, eradicating infectious diseases, insects, often wit