| Nov 25, 2011
| 4:34 PM
At 94, Louis Zamperini, the resilient hero of Laura Hillenbrand's "Unbroken," just keeps on going....
| Nov 22, 2011
| 8:00 AM
Our March 17, 2011, story about XMRV, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and how they likely aren't linked in the way many CFS sufferers had hoped, offers a cautionary tale about putting too much stake in a single scientific paper.
Every week, many medical...
| Oct 20, 2011
| 9:50 AM
Bureaucrat's Delight: An update of the official index for classifying medical conditions (for research and quality control, and for insurance claims) was released recently, to take effect in October 2013, and replaced the current 18,000 codes with 140,000...
| Oct 4, 2011
The journal that published a high-profile paper linking chronic fatigue syndrome to a retrovirus is now investigating allegations that a figure in that report was manipulated.
The appearance in Science of the 2009 paper caused an immediate sensation...
| Sep 30, 2011
| 4:35 PM
It's hard to imagine who would even think of buying an Anna Rexia Halloween costume if the silly notion hadn't become so controversial. The costume, which makes fun of the eating disorder -- whose victims endanger health and life by......
| Sep 2, 2011
| 5:30 AM
Although the summer season is winding down, the Professional Landcare Network reminds you that the risk of Lyme disease continues through fall and even into winter.
Planet, a founding member of the U.S. Environmental Agency Partners in Lyme Disease...
| Jun 29, 2011
| 10:45 AM
Dan Rodricks has twice written columns suggesting chronic Lyme disease does not exist ("MPT's flawed decision on flawed film," June 19). I represent just one of thousands of men, women, and children who have had their lives, careers and finances lost...
| May 31, 2011
| 10:24 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists now say a virus suspected of playing a role in chronic fatigue syndrome probably was a false alarm, the latest suspect to fall by the wayside.
Two years ago, some researchers announced they'd found traces of a mouse-...
| May 21, 2011
| 9:00 PM
Sue and John Gibbons suffered for years from various physical ailments, ranging from body aches and headaches to fatigue and confusion.
They describe seeking out a parade of medical specialists and thousands of dollars' worth of tests that never provided...
| Mar 17, 2011
| 5:21 PM
A high-profile scientific paper that gave enormous hope to patients diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome, and even prompted some to begin taking potent anti-HIV drugs, has been largely discredited by subsequent research.
Evidence is mounting that a...
| Dec 20, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Contamination is a likely explanation for scientific data that seemed to link a retrovirus and other mouse viruses to chronic fatigue syndrome and prostate cancer, according to four papers published Monday in the journal Retrovirology.
The papers provide...
| Nov 28, 2010
A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
Random House: 480 pp., $27
As I read Laura Hillenbrand's stirring and triumphant account of the harrowing experiences of American Olympic runner and World War II...