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  • What should consumers do about sprouts?

    What should consumers do about sprouts?
    Now that organic beans sprouts grown in Germany have been pinpointed as the likely source of the European E. coli outbreak, consumers must confront growing doubts about the vegetable.
  • Frank Fenner dies at 95; microbiologist led the eradication of smallpox

    Frank Fenner dies at 95; microbiologist led the eradication of smallpox
    Australian microbiologist Frank Fenner, who headed the World Health Organization team that eradicated the smallpox virus globally and who played a key role in reducing the 1950s plague of rabbits in Australia, died Monday, according to the Australian...

    Bernadine Healy dies at 67; doctor led Red Cross relief efforts after 9/11

    Bernadine Healy dies at 67; doctor led Red Cross relief efforts after 9/11
    Dr. Bernadine Healy, a hard-charging cardiologist and educator who was the first woman to lead the National Institutes of Health and later commanded American Red Cross relief efforts after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, died Saturday at her home in Gates...

    Dr. Robert N. Butler dies at 83; Pulitzer Prize-winning pioneer in the study of aging

    Dr. Robert N. Butler dies at 83; Pulitzer Prize-winning pioneer in the study of aging
    Dr. Robert N. Butler, a gerontologist who pioneered the study of aging, founded the National Institute on Aging and the first department of geriatrics at a U.S. medical school and received the Pulitzer Prize for his seminal book on healthy aging, died...

    Clement A. Finch dies at 94; pioneering hematologist

    Dr. Clement A. Finch, a University of Washington hematologist who became known as Mr. Iron because of his pioneering research on the metabolism of that crucial metal, died June 28 at his home in La Jolla. He was 94, and the cause of death was not...