Bush Vows to Veto Stem Cell Legislation
May 20, 2005
on Friday condemned stem cell research advances in South Korea and said he worried about living in a world in which human cloning was condoned. He said he would veto any legislation aimed at loosening limits on federal support in the United States.
Breast Cancer Study Halted After Deaths
May 17, 2005
A study in which women with breast cancer were given two chemotherapy drugs simultaneously was cut short after the combination contributed to the deaths of two patients and caused life-threatening complications in an alarming number of others.
Breast Cancer Drug Could Benefit Prostate
May 14, 2005
A new study gives encouraging signs that a hormonal drug used to fight breast cancer might help prevent abnormal prostate growths from turning into cancers.
Video Games May Help Stroke Victims
May 12, 2005
When stroke victims played virtual reality games in which they imagined they were diving with sharks or snowboarding down a narrow slope, their ability to walk eventually improved, researchers reported in a small study.
Study: Data May Predict Sudden Heart Death
May 11, 2005
People whose hearts beat too fast during rest and too sluggishly during exercise have a greater risk than others of dropping dead suddenly from a heart attack, a study suggests.
Gay Men Respond Differently to Pheromones
May 09, 2005
Gay men's brains respond differently from those of heterosexual males when exposed to a sexual stimulus, researchers have found. The homosexual men's brains responded more like those of women when the men sniffed a chemical from the male hormone testosterone.
WHO Asks Islamic Nations for Polio Funds
May 08, 2005
The U.N. health agency on Saturday urged wealthy Islamic countries to contribute more to the global campaign to eradicate polio, warning that lack of funds could endanger efforts to wipe out the crippling disease by the end of this year.
WHO Asks Wealthy Countries for Polio Funds
May 05, 2005
The U.N. health agency on Saturday urged wealthy Islamic countries to contribute more to its global campaign to eradicate polio, saying lack of funds could endanger efforts to wipe out the crippling disease by the end of this year.
Researchers Tested Drugs on Foster Kids
May 04, 2005
Government-funded researchers tested AIDS drugs on hundreds of foster children over the past two decades, often without providing them a basic protection afforded in federal law and required by some states, an Associated Press review has found.
Group Pushes Restricting of Cold Medicine
May 03, 2005
An association representing more than 36,000 pharmacies is issuing guidelines for possible federal legislation to restrict sales of cold medications containing a substance often used in the illegal manufacture of methamphetamine — or "speed."