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FDA Approves First Pill to Help Prevent HIV

Posted: 07/16/2012 - The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug shown to reduce the risk of HIV infection, a milestone in the 30-year battle against the virus that causes AIDS.

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West Nile Continues Popping Up at A&M

Posted: 07/11/2012 - For three straight weeks, mosquitoes tested for West Nile Virus at the Texas A&M Golf Course have come up positive for the disease.

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Prenatal Exposure to Household Chemical, Increases Risk for Eczema

Posted: 06/26/2012 - ScienceDaily (June 26, 2012) — Prenatal exposure to a ubiquitous household chemical called butylbenzyl phthalate (BBzP) can increase a child's risk for developing eczema, according to research conducted at the Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health at the Mailman School of Public Health.

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Whooping Cough Making a Comeback

Posted: 05/15/2012 - The first effective vaccine for whooping cough was developed in 1940. Before that, the respiratory infection killed thousands each year -- and it may be making a comeback.

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Iraq Veteran Uses Rap to Treat his PTSD

Posted: 05/15/2012 - On one of the many days Leo Dunson wanted to die, the Iraq veteran put a gun to his temple and pulled the trigger. The loaded weapon misfired. For the troubled former soldier, it was another inexplicable failure, like his divorce or inability to make friends after returning from the war.

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