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  • U.S. House panel to probe if there was cover-up in CDC lab mishap

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A congressional panel probing the mishandling of dangerous pathogens at federal laboratories will try to determine if U.S. officials sought to cover up an incident involving deadly avian flu, its Republican chairman said on Tuesday....
  • Claros and El Chaar: Is weight-loss surgery the shortcut cure for diabetes?

    The media were buzzing recently with the findings of a Cleveland Clinic study showing that weight-loss (bariatric) surgery is helping many obese patients reverse Type 2 diabetes. Has diabetes actually been cured by surgery? For many people, the answer...
  • Why are 600 brain scientists protesting a huge brain research study?

    You don't often see scientific researchers turning up their noses at nearly a billion and a half dollars in government funding. Still more rarely will the elite of a research field threaten to boycott a huge international project in their field en masse....
  • CDC finds smallpox vials from 1950s in storage room

    CDC finds smallpox vials from 1950s in storage room
    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday they found smallpox vials from the 1950s in a Food and Drug Administration storage building in Bethesda, Maryland, and transferred them to the CDC's high-containment laboratory in Atlanta...
  • CDC outlines 5 incidents in which deadly pathogens were mishandled

    Dangerous germs, including anthrax, botulism and a strain of bird flu, were improperly sent among government laboratories in five incidents during the last decade, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which said it had closed two...
  • My freedom march [Commentary]

    My freedom march [Commentary]
    Marching in an Independence Day Parade is not supposed to be a gut-wrenching experience, but for me last weekend in Philadelphia, it was. Don't get me wrong; I love playing my waist drum, in my waist-drum troupe. It's just that July 4th always triggers...
  • Would you take a pregnancy test at a bar? Alaska hopes so

    Would you take a pregnancy test at a bar? Alaska hopes so
    Ladies, how likely would you be to take a pregnancy test in the bathroom of a bar? Bars and restaurants in Alaska are set later this year to have home pregnancy test dispensers installed in their bathrooms.  Forget all of the awkwardly comedic...
  • What Doctors Know: Adequate sleep is critical to your health

    Source: National Institutes of Health whatdoctorsknow.com We have so many demands on our time--jobs, family, errands--not to mention finding some time to relax. To fit everything in, we often sacrifice sleep. But sleep has profound effects on both our...
  • USC and Scripps Research Institute are in talks about affiliation

    USC and Scripps Research Institute are in talks about affiliation
    USC is in talks to acquire or affiliate with the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, the independent biomedical organization that is home to Nobel-winning scientists and has helped produce important drugs to treat rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. The...
  • Rest is the best medicine for young athletes

    Rest is the best medicine for young athletes
    Sports injuries from repetitive motion and overuse are on the rise among young athletes. Dr. Jason Smith, director of Riverside Sports Medicine in Newport News, counsels parents to let their children try multiple sports, to take at least a couple of...
  • Anthrax scare is the latest safety lapse at CDC

    ATLANTA An incident that potentially exposed dozens of workers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to anthrax is the latest in a series of safety problems at the Atlanta-based facility in recent years. Earlier this month, lab workers at the...