Apr 2, 2015

Johns Hopkins sued over sexually transmitted disease study

More than 750 plaintiffs are suing the Johns Hopkins Hospital System Corp. over its role in a series of medical experiments in Guatemala in the 1940s and 1950s during which subjects were deliberately infected with venereal diseases without their consent. The lawsuit in Baltimore ...

Mar 27, 2015

White House crafts first-ever plan to fight superbugs

The White House is due to issue an ambitious plan to slow the growing and deadly problem of antibiotic resistance over the next five years, one that requires massive investments and policy changes from a broad array of U.S. government health agencies, according to ...

Mar 26, 2015

European nations sign world's first organ trafficking treaty

Fourteen European nations signed Wednesday in Spain the first ever international treaty to fight human organ trafficking, a business that generates over 1 billion dollars in illegal profits worldwide every year. The agreement would make it illegal to take organs from people living or ...

U.N. health agency resisted declaring Ebola emergency

Mar 21, 2015

U.N. health agency resisted declaring Ebola emergency

By early June of last year, the Ebola epidemic in West Africa was the deadliest ever recorded. There weren’t enough beds to treat patients and many were refusing to seek treatment, driving the outbreak underground. Senior staffers in Africa at the World Health Organization ...

Mar 10, 2015

China on brink of heart disease 'epidemic,' study finds

Unhealthy eating, smoking and obesity are threatening a heart disease epidemic in China, where 3 out of 4 people are in poor cardiovascular shape, a study reported Monday. The findings published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology are based on data ...