| 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...
| Sep 16, 2010
| 8:21 AM
A suburban company is touting its mix of vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids as a "pharmaceutical grade" product that can help children with speech problems, even though the capsules are only a dietary supplement whose effectiveness has not been rigorously...
| 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...
| Aug 4, 2010
| 1:03 PM
When people think about the music of New York, opera, symphony or Broadway come to mind.
All are glorious and true examples, but the music of the city, especially in summer, is salsa.
Salsa is the music of the streets. It's the beat that moves through...
| Aug 24, 2010
Government scientists have found traces of a mouse-related virus in 86% of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome, a discovery that is likely to reignite the controversy surrounding the virus widely known as XMRV.
Nevada scientists first reported the...
| Apr 9, 2010
Dr. Mehmet Oz is known as "America's Doctor," and it's not much of a stretch.
Though he is a medical specialist -- an acclaimed cardiac surgeon -- Oz offers health information on just about any topic, from diet to child care to sex, through a...
| 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...
| Oct 3, 2011
| 4:47 PM
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...
| 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-...
| 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...
| 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...