Aug 31, 2014

Novel heart failure drug shows big promise

A new study reports one of the biggest potential advances against heart failure in more than a decade: a first-of-a-kind, experimental drug that lowered the chances of death or hospitalization by about 20 percent. Doctors say the Novartis drug — which doesn’t have a ...

Experimental Ebola drug heals all monkeys in study

Aug 30, 2014

Experimental Ebola drug heals all monkeys in study

An experimental Ebola drug healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus in a study, boosting hopes that the treatment might help fight the outbreak raging through West Africa. The monkeys were given the drug, ZMapp, three to five days after they were ...

Aug 28, 2014

Baby may have infected Briton with deadly Ebola virus

A British nurse infected with Ebola may have caught the deadly virus after playing with a 1-year-old boy whose mother died in a treatment center but who himself had initially tested negative for the disease, a medical colleague said. William Pooley, 29, the first ...

Aug 24, 2014

First Briton contracts Ebola in Sierra Leone

A Briton living in Sierra Leone has tested positive for Ebola, the first Briton to fall victim to the deadly disease, which has spread across the West African region since March, the Department of Health said on Saturday. No further details were immediately available, ...

Aug 22, 2014

Two U.S. Ebola patients leave hospital as virus wiped out

Two U.S. health workers infected with Ebola in Liberia were released from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta after treatment there helped wipe out the deadly virus from their blood. Kent Brantly, a doctor, was discharged Thursday. Nancy Writebol, an aid worker, was released Aug. ...

Aug 22, 2014

New U.S. restrictions on painkiller to take effect

The U.S. government is finalizing new restrictions on hundreds of medicines containing hydrocodone, a highly addictive painkiller that has grown into the most widely prescribed drug in the U.S. The new rules mean that drugs like Vicodin, Lortab and their generic equivalents will be ...