A trade agreement between the U.S. and 11 other countries has left both the drug industry and consumer groups disappointed over the length of exclusivity protections for certain drugs.
On Monday, Tu Youyou won the Nobel Prize in Medicine for her work in synthesizing artemisinin. The drug is a product of the Vietnam War, during which malaria was disabling more of Vietnamese troops than American bombs.
A Chinese scientist who turned to ancient texts to discover a powerful malaria drug shared the Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday with American and Japanese researchers whose discoveries have raised hopes of eliminating other tropical diseases.
Confusion reigned in the wake of the deadly bombing Saturday of a hospital compound in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz that killed at least 19 people and wounded dozens more. It remains unclear who bombed the hospital run by Doctors Without Borders and the international medical charity has...
Nine local staffers for Doctors Without Borders were killed and 30 were missing after an explosion near their hospital in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz that may have been caused by a U.S. airstrike.
If you're in the market for a 12,000-square-foot lakeside fixer-upper, consider the home of the International College of Surgeons.
DaVita HealthCare Partners announced Wednesday that it will expand its international operations to Brazil, taking advantage of recent legislation opening the country's healthcare services to foreign players.
Five Americans came down with an unusual illness after traveling to Germany for a controversial treatment involving injections with sheep cells, health officials reported Wednesday.
At an ancient Hindu riverside festival in Nashik, India, the millions hoping to cleanse themselves of sin were also unwittingly helping to create high-tech solutions for crowd control, disease outbreak and public security.
President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping released a joint statement reaffirming their two nations' commitment to addressing climate change. They also pledged further cooperation on other environmental and public health concerns.
The good news for the Chinese visitor to Bangkok was that a doctor had successfully removed a foreign object from her large intestine that could have damaged her digestive system. The bad news: It was a $278,000 diamond the woman was accused of stealing from a jewelry fair.
DaVita Kidney Care, the dialysis arm of DaVita HealthCare Partners, is entering a joint venture kidney-care specialty hospital chain in northeastern China that the Denver-based company says is the first of its kind.