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Tuberculosis

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  • Cold virus may have caused 2007 AIDS vaccine trial failure

     
    One of the biggest disappointments in AIDS research was the failure of Merck & Co.'s STEP trial of an experimental AIDS vaccine, which was terminated prematurely in 2007 when it became apparent that the vaccine seemed to increase the number......
  • What killed Jane Austen?

     
    Jane Austen’s works continue to be read nearly 200 years after her death, and a new analysis of her personal correspondence has led an expert in Addison’s disease to suggest that the pre-Victorian novelist didn’t die of the condition, as......
  • The healer

     
    Sept. 20. 1957, Los Angeles Tent revivals are nothing new in Los Angeles--they have been going on for a century. But by any standards, Oral Roberts' crusades were sensational events. The televangelist staged his first Southern California revival from...
  • U.N. relief effort thwarted; Paul Farmer, an old Haitian hand, talks about the challenges

     
    A UNICEF cargo plane carrying medical kits, blankets and tents desperately needed by quake-devastated Haitians attempted to land in Port-au-Prince today, but was thwarted for unknown reasons and returned to Panama where UNICEF has been amassing...
  • Family Searches for Artist Driven Insane by Painting Frescoes

     
    The Times’ editorializes on Valentine’s Day, of which it is much in favor. “Think back -- think away back along the track of the wild years to the day when you sent your first valentine." Feb. 13, 1910: Fresco painter Wick Hennen of 644 Maple Avenue...
  • Tuberculosis cases in U.S. dropped sharply, reach all-time low in 2009, CDC says [Updated]

     
    The incidence of tuberculosis infections in the United States dropped by an unusual and unexpectedly large 11.4% in 2009, the largest one-year decrease since federal agencies began tracking the disease in 1953, the Centers for Disease Control and...
  • Drug-resistant TB at record levels worldwide, the WHO says

     
    An estimated 440,000 people had multi-drug resistant tuberculosis in 2008 and a third of them died as the new variant of the TB mycobacterium continues to spread, the World Health Organization said Thursday. Nearly half of the cases were in......
  • Linda Vista Community Hospital is now used for movie and TV shoots. Is it haunted?

     
    The iron chain falls with a clang as the old man steps into the dark, deserted hallway of Linda Vista Community Hospital. Lights flicker and a stench of mold hangs in the air. Down the main corridor, a lone metal......
  • On the Frontiers of Medicine, 1910

     
    May 1, 1910: Although Harry Ellington Brook was a popular and respected institution at The Times from 1886 to 1912 and 1917 to 1924, I had never encountered him before, and his proclamations on health can only be described as staggering. Consider “...
  • Vermont's favorite moose, Pete, is spared death after supporters stage online campaign to save him

     
    IRASBURG, Vt. — Pete the Moose munched on apples, bananas and a Snickers candy bar -- he won't eat a Milky Way -- blissfully unaware of his near-demise, a fate averted by lawmakers and helped along by thousands of fans......
  • 'Android Karenina' writer says Tolstoy might not like remake: 'He seems to have taken himself very seriously.'

     
    FIVE QUESTIONS: BEN H. WINTERS Ben H. Winters shares the author credit on his new book with literary lion Leo Tolstoy, who died 100 years ago this November. The book is called "Android Karenina" and, yes, that's right, it reimagines......