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U.S. court upholds FDA animal feed policy despite health concern

A divided federal appeals court onThursday upheld a U.S. Food and Drug Administration policyallowing the use of various antibiotics...

Too few U.S. youth getting vaccine for sexually transmitted virus -CDC

More U.S. adolescents are receivingvaccines against the sexually transmitted virus that causescervical and other types of...

Liberian man being tested for Ebola after collapsing in Nigerian airport

A Liberian man in his 40s is being testedfor the deadly Ebola virus in Nigeria's commercial capital ofLagos, a mega-city...

Gilead hepatitis C drug Sovaldi racks up $3.5 bln in quarter

Gilead Sciences Inc said on Wednesday that itsnew hepatitis C drug Sovaldi had sales of $3.5 billion in thesecond quarter,...

Panel's report likely to tie farm antibiotics to human resistance

A White House advisory committee isexpected to acknowledge the link between antimicrobialresistance in humans and livestock...

Bill Clinton says AIDS-free generation "within reach"

An AIDS-freegeneration is within reach if early treatment is provided topeople infected with HIV and help scaled up for women...

HIV-positive women in Central America pressured to sterilize

HIV-positive womenin Central America are being pressured to undergo sterilizationby prejudiced health workers and misled...

Sierra Leone's chief Ebola doctor contracts the virus

The head doctor fighting the deadlytropical virus Ebola in Sierra Leone has himself caught thedisease, the government said....

Polio still threatens Middle East after Syria, Iraq cases: U.N.

Thirty-six children in Syria and two inIraq have been paralyzed by polio since October, and the risk ofthe virus spreading...

Parts of Chinese city in quarantine after plague death: Xinhua

China has sealed off parts of itsnorthwestern city of Yumen after a resident died of bubonicplague last week, state media...

MERS virus detected in air samples from Saudi camel barn

Saudi scientists have found genefragments of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)virus in air from a barn housing...

U.S. CDC says it 'may never know' how bird flu mishap occurred

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control andPrevention "may never know" how a fairly harmless form of birdflu was cross-contaminated...

"Bad" laws hurt sex workers, gays from Uganda to Nepal, AIDS meeting told

After Uganda passeda law that punished gay sex with long prison sentences, DaisyNakato got a visit from the police. The country's...

AIDS conference vows to honor colleagues killed in plane downing

Delegates at aglobal AIDS conference vowed on Saturday to renew efforts to endthe deadly disease in honor of the commitment...

Sierra Leone religious leaders criticize government handling of Ebola

Religious leaders in Sierra Leonecriticized the government's handling of an Ebola outbreak thathas killed 194 people in the...

HIV diagnosis rate falls by a third in U.S. - researchers

The annual rate of diagnosis withHIV, the virus that causes AIDS, fell by a third in the UnitedStates between 2002 and 2011,...

Three more cases of rare human plague found in Colorado

Three more people in Colorado have beendiagnosed with the plague after coming in contact with aninfected dog whose owner...

HPV test better than Pap for assessing cervical cancer risk: study

Testing for human papillomavirus(HPV) may be the best way to know whether a woman is at risk ofdeveloping cervical cancer...

U.N. aid agencies step up emergency aid to Gaza

The United Nations said on Friday it wasstepping up emergency aid to Gaza, where Israel's militaryoffensive has made water...

AIDS community mourns as top experts feared killed in downed plane

The world of AIDS research wasin a state of shock on Friday after dozens of leading experts inthe field were feared killed...

Before anthrax mishap, CDC made similar lab safety pledges-lawmaker

U.S. lawmakers investigatingrepeated safety lapses at government laboratories questionedThursday whether the U.S. Centers...

U.S. lawmakers press CDC chief over 'dangerous pattern' of lapses

U.S. lawmakers said on Wednesdaythere was evidence of a "dangerous pattern" of safety lapses atgovernment laboratories dealing...

U.S. House panel to probe if there was cover-up in CDC lab mishap

A congressional panel probing themishandling of dangerous pathogens at federal laboratories willtry to determine if U.S....

Global AIDS epidemic can be controlled by 2030, U.N. says

New HIV infections and deaths from AIDSare decreasing, the United Nations said on Wednesday, making itpossible to control...

U.S. officials purge biosafety board in midst of anthrax crisis

Federal officials, amid the worst U.S.biosafety crisis in years, have dismissed 11 eminent scientistsfrom a 23-member panel...

Oklahoma lawmaker wants quarantine of migrant children housed in state

An Oklahoma state lawmaker calledon Monday for the quarantine of unaccompanied immigrantchildren housed at an Oklahoma military...

Death toll from West Africa Ebola outbreak jumps to 603 -WHO

The death toll from an Ebola outbreak inWest Africa has risen to 603 since February, with at least 68deaths reported from...

How to fix U.S. biosecurity leaks? Close some labs

In the wake of disclosures that top governmentlabs mishandled anthrax, smallpox and avian flu, U.S. healthauthorities are...

As Ebola stalks West Africa, medics fight mistrust, hostility

Governmentsand health agencies trying to contain the world's deadliest everEbola epidemic in West Africa fear the contagion...

UPDATE 1-Anthrax probe reveals new incident with bird flu, widespread safety lapses

Federal health officials on Friday disclosed anew safety breach at a high-security U.S. laboratory involvingdangerous avian...

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