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  • BioWatch technology couldn't detect lethal germs, tests found

    WASHINGTON — For two years, the nationwide BioWatch system, intended to protect Americans against a biological attack, operated with defective components that left it unable to detect lethal germs, according to scientists with direct knowledge of...
  • Come let us reason together, or: A matter of public health

    "What is there to say?" That's the question editorial writers all over the country were asking themselves after what happened at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn. It's no longer necessary to specify where Newtown is, or just what happened there. It...
  • Upgrade of faulty U.S. biodefense system opposed

    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano's top expert on anti-terrorism technology has privately advised her to spike a long-planned, multibillion-dollar upgrade of BioWatch, the nation's troubled system for detecting a biological attack. Dr. Tara...
  • BioWatch documents demanded

    WASHINGTON -- Homeland Security Department and other federal officials responsible for BioWatch, the nationwide system for detecting deadly biological attacks, have withheld key documents sought by a congressional committee, according to the panel's...
  • 'Parks and Recreation' recap, Ben's parents

    'Parks and Recreation' recap, Ben's parents
    So, the big story this episode is Leslie and Ben's engagement party, to which Leslie has invited both of Ben's very estranged parents. Things seem to be going ok after Ben's mom arrives (and is promptly given a glass of wine) but then Ben's dad shows...
  • Controlling tuberculosis in the jet age

    Controlling tuberculosis in the jet age
    As op-ed commentator Richard E. Chaisson wrote recently, "despite the devastation that TB wreaks, it still is not a global health priority" ("Tuberculosis, the forgotten killer," March 24). Just as it was necessary to eradicate smallpox and combat polio...
  • Offsite audience drives latimes.com growth in November

     
    A memo to the staff from Managing Editor/Online Jimmy Orr and Senior Vice President/Digital Emily Smith: New Year’s resolution No. 1: Send monthly note out earlier (this note is for November). Yikes. But November was a great month. So let’s......
  • A conservative defense of Obamacare

    A conservative defense of Obamacare
    Opponents of President Barack Obama's health care program lost the legislative battle, but they have high hopes of stopping it yet. That could be accomplished by defeating Obama in 2012 and electing a Republican Congress. Or it could be done sooner,...
  • Pope declares Ferndale boy's recovery from disease a miracle

    Pope declares Ferndale boy's recovery from disease a miracle
    In 2006, Jake Finkbonner was almost killed by a flesh-eating bacteria. Doctors thought he would not make it. But he did make it. Now Pope Benedict XVI has decreed Jake's survival a miracle, according to the Bellingham Herald. Jake, who is now a sixth-...
  • Better: It's cold season, but I think I'd rather it be 'broken bone' season

    It had been years since I'd had a head cold. I've had a couple of sinus infections that laid me out, but somehow I'd managed to avoid the common cold. I hate colds. I've had broken bones and I've had colds, and I can stand before you and say, without...