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  • 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...
  • Oops: Forgotten smallpox discovered in old storage room near D.C.

    National Institutes of Health workers preparing to move a lab in Bethesda, Md., found an unwelcome surprise in a storage room this month: six vials of smallpox. There is no evidence that any of the vials was breached, and no lab workers or members of...
  • Medical sleuths seek patients with mystery diseases, offer new tools

    Medical sleuths seek patients with mystery diseases, offer new tools
    Everyone loves a medical mystery, except the afflicted patient and his or her family who shuffle from doctor to doctor in search of an explanation for a disorder whose name, origin, prognosis and cure are all unknown. Now, the National Institutes of...
  • Gwynn's death renews call for chewing tobacco ban

    Gwynn's death renews call for chewing tobacco ban
    NEW YORK -- The death of Hall-of-Fame baseball player Tony Gwynn from mouth cancer has renewed calls to end the use of chewing tobacco from its traditional place in the game. Gwynn, 54, died June 16 after two surgeries to remove malignant growths inside...
  • Familial hypercholesterolemia - unfortunately, it may be all in the family

    Familial hypercholesterolemia - unfortunately, it may be all in the family
    If you’re close to your parents, chances are there are many things they’ve passed on to you that you’ve taken to heart — and possibly one you hope they haven’t. If you’ve got poor blood cholesterol levels and you...
  • The VA and the limits of liberalism

    The VA and the limits of liberalism
    Many have noted that the Department of Veterans Affairs scandal poses an acute threat to the Obama administration because of how much its problems resemble the criticisms of Obamacare itself. But let's imagine there was no Obamacare. Let's imagine that...
  • Suicide and Older Adults

    Suicide and Older Adults Suicide rates have become noticeably higher in both middle age and older adult populations in the last few years.  According to the National Institutes of Health “white males age 85 and older consistently have had the...
  • Seeing colorblindness through her son's eyes

    Seeing colorblindness through her son's eyes
    My 7-year-old son has fallen in love with Rainbow Loom, the wildly popular sets of pegs and rubber bands kids use to weave friendship bracelets and necklaces. On a recent weekend, I bought him several new packages of rubber bands, as well as a...
  • Patterson High students participate in White House science fair

    Patterson High students participate in White House science fair
    Countless famous footsteps have crossed the White House's entrance hall, but on Tuesday, some of the country's top science and technology dignitaries had to dodge a hovercraft made of foam and a paper bowl whizzing across the shiny pink-and-white marble....
  • Miss Indiana Mekayla Diehl's body is not 'normal' or 'average'

    Miss Indiana Mekayla Diehl's body is not 'normal' or 'average'
    Miss Indiana Mekayla Diehl walked onto the Miss USA stage in a bikini and platform heels, and women all over the U.S. cheered a woman they felt looked "normal." Then she lost. Still, Diehl's fame seems to have eclipsed that of winner Nia Sanchez, Miss...
  • Lead-paint study sparks debate over experiments with children

    Lead-paint study sparks debate over experiments with children
    How do public health experts handle research when they know they cannot offer subjects the best medical treatment possible — only "less than the best" solutions? It poses serious ethical issues, especially when children are involved in the...