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  • A veil of secrecy shields hospitals where outbreaks occur

     A veil of secrecy shields hospitals where outbreaks occur
    The cardiac surgeon had unknowingly spread a staph infection from the rash on his hand to the hearts of at least five patients by the time Los Angeles County health investigators learned of the outbreak. The doctor had operated on more than 60 others in...
  • Asthma, allergies and the new hope of immunotherapy

     Asthma, allergies and the new hope of immunotherapy
    When Lori Feeney's 7-year-old daughter, Allison, suffered a minor asthma attack while playing soccer, the mother knew her attempts at managing her daughter's seasonal allergies weren't working. In fact, she didn't even know her daughter had asthma....
  • Depression raises the risk of suicide

    Depression raises the risk of suicide
    There are so many problems with commentator Patrick Hahn's discussion of the role antidepressants may have played in the crash of Germanwings 9525 that I'm not sure where to begin ("Antidepressants: A Deadly Treatment?" April 11). Let's start with the...
  • Don't blame antidepressents for Germanwings crash

    Don't blame antidepressents for Germanwings crash
    The Sun's editors should have done their due diligence before printing an article about the role anti-depressant drugs may have played in the crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 ("Antidepressants: a deadly treatment?" April 11). They need only have gone to...
  • Tobacco company lawsuit alleges FDA overstepping authority

    The nation's largest tobacco companies are suing the Food and Drug Administration over recent guidelines that they claim overstep the agency's authority over labeling and packaging for cigarettes and other tobacco products. Units of R.J. Reynolds...
  • Paralyzed Boca Raton surfer is 'ambassador' for Red Bull run

    Paralyzed Boca Raton surfer is 'ambassador' for Red Bull run
    Three years ago, spinal cord research in Kentucky was the farthest thing from Brooke Thabit's mind. But on Labor Day 2012, she dove from a Jupiter dock into shallow water and crushed the C-4 and C-5 vertebrae, leaving her paralyzed. That's "paralyzed,"...
  • Taxpayers' Costs For Unregulated Drug Prescriptions Explode By 3,000% In Three Years

    Taxpayers' Costs For Unregulated Drug Prescriptions Explode By 3,000% In Three Years
    Unregulated drugs produced by controversial compounding pharmacies are costing Connecticut taxpayers up to $24 million this year in prescription payments on behalf of state employees and retirees, a stunning 3,000 percent increase from their $800,000...
  • Is ice cream safe? Federal health officials say yes

    Is ice cream safe to eat? Federal officials say yes, even amid recalls by two ice cream companies after the discovery of listeria bacteria in their frozen confections. The Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
  • Dr. Oz fires back at his critics -- with misdirection and an absurd defense

    Dr. Oz fires back at his critics -- with misdirection and an absurd defense
    Those who feared that the TV medical show host Dr. Mehmet Oz would only profit from a recent call by a group of 10 doctors for Columbia University to dump him from its faculty have turned out to be absolutely correct. The Oz counterattack unfolded on...
  • No, e-cigarettes aren't safer

    Responsible parents who seek to safeguard the health of their children should greet with alarm the news that the number of teenagers using e-cigarettes tripled in the past year, with 13 percent of young people found to have been using the product in 2014....
  • GMOs aren't the enemy -- misinformation is

    Currently, states across the nation are considering imposing labeling mandates for foods containing genetically modified organisms, creating a growing patchwork of labeling laws that threatens to harm interstate commerce, drive up the price of food and...