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Trine Tsouderos

Trine Tsouderos is a reporter for the Chicago Tribune.
Trine Tsouderos is a reporter for the Chicago Tribune. « Show less

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  • Low vaccination rates in some schools raise outbreak risks

    Low vaccination rates in some schools raise outbreak risks
    Clusters of children without their required vaccinations in about 200 Illinois schools are raising the chances of school-based outbreaks of serious preventable diseases such as measles and whooping cough, a Tribune analysis of state data has found. The...
  • Lyme doctor with troubled past offers controversial treatment

    Lyme doctor with troubled past offers controversial treatment
    When Dr. Jeffrey Piccirillo moved to the small college town of Grinnell, Iowa, the Joliet surgeon had been sued multiple times over allegations of malpractice, personal injury and negligence. In 2003, less than a year earlier, he had filed for bankruptcy....
  • Manipulation alleged in paper linking virus, chronic fatigue syndrome

    Manipulation alleged in paper linking virus, chronic fatigue syndrome
    The journal that published a high-profile paper linking chronic fatigue syndrome to a retrovirus is now investigating allegations that a figure in that report was manipulated. The appearance in Science of the 2009 paper caused an immediate sensation...
  • Illinois regulators seek to discipline autism doctor

    Illinois regulators seek to discipline autism doctor
    A Naperville physician featured in a 2009 Tribune investigation into alternative treatments for autism has been charged by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation with “unprofessional, unethical and/or dishonorable conduct.&...
  • Illinois medical board files complaint against star autism doctor

    Illinois medical board files complaint against star autism doctor
    Dr. Anjum Usman, of Naperville, has been a star in the world of alternative treatments for autism for years, but now she's facing professional discipline for her approach to the frustrating disorder. In prescribing chelation, a hormone modulator and...
  • Maryland medical board upholds autism doctor's suspension

    Maryland medical board upholds autism doctor's suspension
    A geneticist who has used the hormone-suppressing drug Lupron to treat children with autism failed Wednesday to persuade the Maryland Board of Physicians to lift its summary suspension of his medical license. Dr. Mark Geier, who holds medical licenses in...
  • Past Trib Nation coverage of XMRV and CRS

    Past Trib Nation coverage of XMRV and CRS
    Our March 17, 2011, story about XMRV, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and how they likely aren't linked in the way many CFS sufferers had hoped, offers a cautionary tale about putting too much stake in a single scientific paper. Every week, many medical...
  • 2010 Trib Nation live chat on XMRV and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

    REPOSTED FROM 2010: The subject presents a uniquely 21st century scenario, in which a single scientific paper drops and researchers and the disease community react in very different ways. Scientists see the paper as an invitation to question –...
  • Troubled study at heart of therapy debate

    Troubled study at heart of therapy debate
    With $30 million of taxpayer money, researchers set out to conduct one of the largest studies ever of an alternative medical treatment, a controversial therapy for coronary artery disease. The project was marred with problems from beginning to end....
  • Study's doctors have had their share of troubles

    More than a dozen physicians involved with the Trial to Assess Chelation Therapy have run into trouble with federal regulators, state medical boards and even, in some cases, the law: •Dr. L. Terry Chappell, testified at Rep. Dan Burton's 1999...
  • Federal center pays good money for suspect medicine

    Federal center pays good money for suspect medicine
    Thanks to a $374,000 taxpayer-funded grant, we now know that inhaling lemon and lavender scents doesn't do a lot for our ability to heal a wound. With $666,000 in federal research money, scientists examined whether distant prayer could heal AIDS. It could...