Originally published on Wed November 14, 2012 7:12 pm
A liberal think-tank closely allied with the Obama administration is proposing a health care spending plan it says could save hundreds of billions of dollars in entitlement spending without hurting middle- and low-income patients.
Originally published on Thu December 6, 2012 3:30 pm
In recent years, a disease spread by ticks has become more common across the country.
Lyme disease causes a skin rash, and in some cases, more serious symptoms. The rash usually goes away with antibiotics, but some people say they have other symptoms that persist for months or years.
Last spring, the global health community got some alarming news about its last, best treatment for malaria. The artemisinin-based drugs were losing their potency at two different places in Southeast Asia: in western Cambodia and along the border between Thailand and Myanmar.
Originally published on Wed November 14, 2012 9:41 am
A robotic suit that gives the wearer superhuman powers sounds like the stuff of science fiction. But technology like that is making the leap from fantasy to reality.
Though much of the gear is still experimental, the equipment is giving some paraplegics a chance to walk again.
There's some fresh progress in the battle against polio in one of the three countries where it remains endemic.