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Health

Protesters Decry Funding Cuts At AIDS Conference

The international AIDS conference, whic opened yesterday in Vienna, is a biennial affair that has morphed over the years from a mostly scientific confab into an information sharing forum for health and social workers from around the world.

Stigma exacerbates rising HIV epidemic among Eastern European youth

An underground HIV epidemic in Eastern Europe and Central Asia is intensifying at an alarming pace, and the issue is being exacerbated by high levels of social stigma holding young people back from seeking treatment, the United Nations Children’s Fund...

UN records massive rise in number of people receiving HIV treatment

The number of people receiving life-saving HIV treatment has soared by more than 1 million to 5.2 million, marking the largest jump ever, but donor contributions for AIDS efforts have flatlined because of the global economic downturn, two new United...

Our Feet Are Fallible, But They Beat A Chimp's

If you've ever had reason to curse your feet — say, after a day at the mall, an evening in high heels or a lengthy jog — you might keep in mind that they are a whole lot better at doing what we need them to do than a chimp's feet.

African governments also need to dig deep for AIDS treatment

Ahead of the AIDS 2010 conference in Vienna, Austria, the international medical charity, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), has launched "The Ten Consequences of AIDS Treatment Delayed, Deferred, or Denied", another damning indictment of international...

EGYPT: Did the government overreact to H1N1?

While a review is underway of how the World Health Organization (WHO) and national authorities handled last year’s outbreak of the H1N1 virus, also referred to as swine flu, medical experts in Egypt have criticized their government for overreacting to...

Brain exercises reduce accident risk in older drivers

There's a clinically proven brain fitness training tool that helps older adults reduce their likelihood of being in a car accident.

Key to a longer life is a stroll

There is no need to spend hours on a treadmill to become fit, as the key to a longer life could be as simple as taking a gentle stroll for just half an hour a day.

Diet Drug Qnexa Gets Thumbs-Down In Avandia's Wake

We're not going to say we saw this coming exactly.

But, in hindsight, it's not altogether surprising that an expert panel came out against a diet drug called Qnexa Thursday, the day after a lot of the same folks voted to keep the diabetes pill...

Menthol: Mystery Ingredient In Cigarettes Enters The Spotlight

Cigarettes are just plain bad, as we all know by now.
But what about the ones that contain menthol? Are they worse?