Science & Health
  • Dr. Peter Agre, Nobel Laureate and Professor at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Healthstressed the importance of education and that one person, even a child, in a developing country can make a difference by taking on new health habits and being an example to those around him.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 08, 2012, 4:30 AM EST
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  • saac was on the verge of ballooning into a hurricane Tuesday that could flood the coasts of four states with storm surge and heavy rains on its way to New Orleans, where residents hunkered down behind levees fortified after Katrina struck seven years ago this week.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 05, 2012, 4:00 PM EST
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  • Workers move horses into trailers at the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, after a mandatory evacuation of the animals was issued by the track, in preparation for Tropical Storm Isaac, which is expected to become a hurricane as it moves into the Gulf of Mexico, in New Orleans, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012.

    With its massive size and ponderous movement, a strengthening Isaac could become a punishing rain machine depending on its power, speed and where it comes ashore along the Gulf Coast.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 05, 2012, 2:00 PM EST
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  • An Alzheimer's treatment from Eli Lilly and Co. failed to slow memory decline in two separate patient studies, but the drug did show some potential to help in mild cases of the mind-robbing condition that is notoriously difficult to treat.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 05, 2012, 1:00 PM EST
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  • Tropical Storm Isaac targeted a broad swath of the Gulf Coast on Monday and had New Orleans in its crosshairs, bearing down just ahead of the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 05, 2012, 1:00 PM EST
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  • What Cuba says it spends on medical services is a fraction of what it costs hospitals to provide the same services in the United States.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 05, 2012, 1:00 PM EST
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