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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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  • Vivid impressions of Russian culture in 'Encyclopedia of a Life in Russia'

    Cuban author José Manuel Prieto's playful and fascinating book, “Encyclopedia of a Life in Russia,” is, according to Prieto's narrator, an encyclopedia-style guide to a book the narrator is planning to write about a man named Thelonious Monk...
  • 'On Looking' inspires rumination on the influence of perspective

    'On Looking' inspires rumination on the influence of perspective
    Several years ago, my daughter, who is now 7, drew a picture of the gym where she was taking gymnastics. My main impression of this gym was that it smelled of dirty socks and that it was a hectic place. But how did my preschooler see it? Her drawing...
  • Review: 'Lean In' by Sheryl Sandberg

    When Sheryl Sandberg was pregnant with her first child, she was a senior executive at Google. She had gained a lot of weight — 70 pounds — and suffered nausea throughout the pregnancy. Google's parking lots were vast, and she would lumber...
  • Research casts doubt on theory of cause of chronic fatigue

    Research casts doubt on theory of cause of chronic fatigue
    A high-profile scientific paper that gave enormous hope to patients diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome, and even prompted some to begin taking potent anti-HIV drugs, has been largely discredited by subsequent research. Evidence is mounting that a...
  • FDA warns doctor: Stop touting camera as disease screening tool

    FDA warns doctor: Stop touting camera as disease screening tool
    On Dr. Joseph Mercola's popular website, women are warned against getting mammograms to screen for breast cancer. Instead, the Chicago-area physician touts thermograms — digital images of skin surface temperatures — as an early detection tool...
  • Supplements lack science, safety proof

    Supplements lack science, safety proof
    "Lost your essence after excessive lovemaking?" BioRay said it has a supplement for you. Autism? Allergies? Liver problems? BioRay said it can help. In fact, the supplement company established by Timothy and Stephanie Ray said it has products for just...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Studies cloud chronic fatigue research

    Studies cloud chronic fatigue research
    Contamination is a likely explanation for scientific data that seemed to link a retrovirus and other mouse viruses to chronic fatigue syndrome and prostate cancer, according to four papers published Monday in the journal Retrovirology. The papers provide...
  • Do anti-aging skin creams work?

    Do anti-aging skin creams work?
    Winter is not good to our skin. The wind chaps. The dry air wicks. The combination blows us into the arms of the billion-dollar cosmeceutical industry, which awaits with pricey over-the-counter potions and serums promising to undo the season's damage....
  • Long on decline, whooping cough makes a comeback

    Long on decline, whooping cough makes a comeback
    Hundreds of thousands of people in the U.S. -- many of them children -- were coming down with whooping cough each year when vaccines against "this menace," as one newspaper called it, were introduced in the 1930s and 1940s. "Childhood Cough Is Given...