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  • South Africa loses $1.4 billion training doctors who emigrated

     
    Africa loses trained medical staff to emigration: Africa has lost billions in a brain drain of doctors to the West. South Africa, the country hardest hit by AIDS, has spent more than $1.4 billion training doctors who left to work in rich Western...
  • The latest advance in smartphone technology -- a corded handset?

     
    Retro headsets for smart phones may reduce cell phone radiation....
  • On World AIDS Day, activists condemn global donor shortfalls

     
    Activists warn that donor shortfalls on global AIDS funding will kill many people. On World AIDS Day activists predicted that severe shortfalls in the Global Fund grants for AIDS, TB and malaria due to donor fatigue would cost many lives, particularly...
  • Severe Beijing smog -- or fog? -- leads to long airport delays

     
    Heavy smog, which the Chinese government insists is fog, has coated the city of Beijing for days, causes long delays and cancellations at the one of the busiest airports in the world....
  • FDA's 1-800-GET-THIN warning follows L.A. County official's complaint

     
    The Food and Drug Administration has ordered 1-800-GET-THIN, the company behind the advertising campaign for Lap-Band weight-loss surgery, to take better steps to warn consumers about risks of such procedures. The move comes one year after Los Angeles...
  • The Kids' Table: Better nutrition at the end of the rainbow

    The Kids' Table: Better nutrition at the end of the rainbow
    March is National Nutrition Month, an annual celebration sponsored by the American Dietetic Association. This year's theme, Eat Right With Color, seems especially relevant for kids. All too often, children eat a rather beige diet, dominated by chicken...
  • Scientists see this flu strain as relatively mild

    As the World Health Organization raised its infectious disease alert level Wednesday and health officials confirmed the first death linked to swine flu inside U.S. borders, scientists studying the virus are coming to the consensus that this hybrid...
  • Letters to the editor

    Shielding whistle-blowers Re “Ex-employees describe peanut plant as ‘filthy.’ ” Feb. 7 All I keep hearing about is what's wrong with Food and Drug Administration food inspection techniques. But according to workers at Peanut...
  • Francis Collins: fit to head the NIH?

    Francis Collins: fit to head the NIH?
    Today's topic: Some have made the argument that President Obama's nomination of Francis Collins, a born-again Christian geneticist, to head the National Institutes of Health is a disservice to the science community because it promotes someone who is known...
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  • Report faults care of young psychiatric patients at Chicago Lakeshore Hospital

    Report faults care of young psychiatric patients at Chicago Lakeshore Hospital
    Inadequate staffing levels and lax supervision led to a series of alleged sexual attacks on youth at a prominent Chicago psychiatric hospital, according to a new report released Tuesday by the state Department of Children and Family Services. Written...