health & medicine
The first panel for the AIDS Memorial Quilt was created in 1987 by a gay rights activist in San Francisco. Since then, 100,000 people have sewn more than 48,000 panels that depict the lives of loved ones lost to the disease.
Oscar Pistorius, a South African runner, has spent his career blurring the lines between disabled and able-bodied athletes. Next month he'll have the chance to make history as the first amputee to compete in track at the summer Olympics.
Presidential-hopeful Mitt Romney has been out of step with his Republican colleagues, in calling the individual mandate in the federal healthcare law a penalty, and not a tax. Or his staff has, at least. Wednesday night, Romney moved to bridge the divide and eliminate any differences with Republican leaders.
Israel has had legal medical marijuana for about 10 years. But a recent development stands to potentially change the market, with an Israeli company saying it has developed a THC-free strain of cannabis. THC is the ingredient in marijuana that produces the "high."
With more than one-third of American adults obese, the United States is facing a growing epidemic that has already cost the country billions of dollars. A group of medical experts hopes to change that by getting doctors on the frontline in the war against obesity.
In the wake of the Supreme Court's ruling, largely upholding President Barack Obama's healthcare reform bill, Republicans are trying a different strategy. They're trying to get voters fired up and retake the Senate in November, so they can repeal the measure in Congress.
Thursday's Supreme Court ruling upholding President Obama's Affordable Care Act has raised a lot of questions on how the decision will change health care going forward. Bioethicist Ezekiel Emanuel, conservative economist Mark Pauly and Grace-Marie Turner, co-author of "Why ObamaCare is Wrong for America," have a few concerns.
The Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act was an election-year victory for President Barack Obama. But the debate over the law is far from over. Disappointed by the ruling, many Republicans have intensified their calls for repeal.
President Obama's health care law has survived one of the most historic Supreme Court battles in decades. The court upheld most of the law's provisions, including the individual mandate, in a split 5-4 decision that will affect millions of Americans.
Officials in the Florida Keys are hoping to enlist genetically modified mosquitoes in their fight against Dengue fever. Though countries like Brazil and Malaysia have already implemented the new technology, the United States has yet to determine if it poses any potential risks.