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  • Dr. Peter O. Kwiterovich Jr., expert on lipid disorders

    Dr. Peter O. Kwiterovich Jr., expert on lipid disorders
    Dr. Peter O. Kwiterovich Jr., an internationally known expert on lipid disorders who was the founder and director of the Johns Hopkins Lipid Clinic and was an early advocate for routine cholesterol screening in children, died Friday of prostate cancer...
  • UCSD student dies of drug overdose after on-campus music festival

    UCSD student dies of drug overdose after on-campus music festival
    A UC San Diego student who collapsed in his dormitory room after attending an all-day concert on campus died of an accidental drug overdose, according to the county medical examiner. Ricardo Ambriz, 20, a third-year student majoring in computer science,...
  • Ohio doctor leads cervical cancer study of promising drug

    Ohio doctor leads cervical cancer study of promising drug
    An Akron physician is leading a national clinical trial with the goal of improving survival rates for cervical cancer patients worldwide. Dr. Charles Kunos, medical director of radiation oncology at Summa Akron City Hospital, is heading a National Cancer...
  • Smallpox vaccine poses no danger to the public [Letter]

    Commentator D.A. Henderson's recent piece on smallpox contained an unbalanced and inaccurate description of a smallpox vaccine produced by my company, Bavarian Nordic ("Smallpox virus stocks are dangerous," Aug 6). Contrary to his statements, our...
  • New genetic test helps identify some mystery illnesses

    New genetic test helps identify some mystery illnesses
    William Smith's disease has grim milestones. At 2, the Gambrills triplet known as Mick couldn't walk or talk as well as his siblings. In kindergarten, he started losing language and motor skills. At 12, he needed a wheelchair and a feeding tube....
  • Five questions for Sharon Hrynkow, president of the Global Virus Network

    Five questions for Sharon Hrynkow, president of the Global Virus Network
    Faced with the threats of viruses like H1N1 influenza and SARS in recent years, scientists including the University of Maryland's Dr. Robert Gallo sought a way to prepare for future outbreaks — founding the Baltimore-based Global Virus Network in...
  • Top cardiologist touts vegan diet to patients

      Top cardiologist touts vegan diet to patients
    Dr. Kim Williams thought he followed a heart-healthy diet: He avoided red meat and fried foods. He ate his chicken breast without the skin. But in 2003, the Chicago cardiologist realized his level of LDL, the so-called "bad" cholesterol, was too high....
  • Chill out, America: An Ebola reality check

    In West Africa, uneasiness is in the air. The world’s worst Ebola outbreak, one that has killed more than 900 people in four countries, is slowly but surely taking its toll on the region. There is no cure for the disease. It’s fair to say,...
  • Lives, dreams on the line as Congress dithers over immigration

    Robert Sagastume is Honduran by birth, American by choice and legally stuck somewhere in between by politics. He is also the embodiment of the humanitarian problem at the heart of our border crisis. Now a 26-year-old Midwestern college student, he...
  • Don't judge every tumor by its tissue, scientists say

    Don't judge every tumor by its tissue, scientists say
    For most cancer patients and their doctors, the most important things to know about a tumor are where it arose in the body and how much it's grown. But in some cases, understanding a tumor's genomic profile is more likely to lead to an effective...
  • Arthur L. Caplan: Why do two white Americans get Ebola serum while hundreds of Africans die?

    Arthur L. Caplan: Why do two white Americans get Ebola serum while hundreds of Africans die?
    What should happen if a massive viral outbreak appears out of nowhere and the only possible treatment is an untested drug? And who should receive it? The two American missionaries who contracted the almost-always-fatal virus in West Africa were given...