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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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  • 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...
  • FDA warns about treatments for autism, heart disease

    FDA warns about treatments for autism, heart disease
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration sent warning letters to seven companies and one nutritionist who sell chemicals called chelators to treat autism, cardiovascular diseases and other conditions, informing them they are violating federal law. "These...
  • Energy healing sparks debate

    Energy healing sparks debate
    Energy healers say they can detect and channel a "universal energy" and even manipulate this energy within another person. Science has not proved that this energy exists, that anybody can detect it or manipulate it, or that it has anything to do with...
  • Killer bird flu? What's behind the controversy over bird flu research

    Killer bird flu? What's behind the controversy over bird flu research
    "Engineered Doomsday." "Mutant Bird Flu." These may sound like the names of disaster movies, but they are headlines on recent news reports about experiments involving the H5N1 influenza virus. The H5N1 virus is known as a "bird flu" because it mainly...
  • Remote-control surgery grows, despite inconclusive evidence

    Remote-control surgery grows, despite inconclusive evidence
    Chubby, pink and anesthetized into unconsciousness and paralysis, 16-week-old Ian Lund was a small bump under blue drapes on an operating table at University of Chicago Medicine. Perched above him was a robot, with arms like a three-legged spider. One...
  • 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...
  • Whooping cough facts

    Whooping cough facts
    Whooping cough, or pertussis, infects babies, children and adults and looks a lot like the common cold at first — runny nose, sneezing and a mild cough or fever, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. After one to two...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Doctor who treated chronic Lyme disease indicted

    A physician featured in a Tribune story about the dubious diagnosis and risky treatment of chronic Lyme disease has been indicted on federal charges of health care fraud and filing false tax returns, according to court records. Dr. Carol Ann Ryser, who...
  • 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...