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  • Illustration: Politicized vaccine by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

    GOLDBERG: Doctored truth, dead babies

    Tom and Patsy Morris wanted what was best for their son, Nikolas, who was facing a battery of critical immunizations. Like most parents, the Morrises relied on information from the Web to assess risks associated with vaccinating children. After being alarmed by Internet statements and news accounts like those based on Andrew Wakefield's false claim that vaccines cause autism, they decided against completing Nikolas' pertussis vaccination. A year later, he nearly died from whooping cough.


  • In a May 2006 file photo, Gilead Sciences Inc. Chief Executive John Martin holds a Truvada pill bottle in a lab in Foster City, Calif. Scientists have an exciting breakthrough in the fight against AIDS. Daily doses of Truvada, a pill already used to treat infection with HIV, the virus that causes the disease, helped prevent healthy gay men from catching it through sex with an infected partner. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

    Daily HIV pill use yields strong results

    Men who faithfully take a daily pill that contains drugs to treat HIV can reduce their risk of catching the deadly virus by up to 73 percent, the National Institutes of Health said in a study released Tuesday.


  • U.S. not close to STD goals, CDC reports

    The U.S. gonorrhea rate fell to a record low in 2009, but the syphilis rate notched up again and the chlamydia rate reached a historic high, the federal government said in its annual report on sexually transmitted diseases.


  • Illustration: Military readiness by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

    LABUTTA: Risky health maneuvers

    The Obama administration's move to allow homosexuals to serve openly in the U.S. military - along with the House's confirming vote and the Senate's pending one scheduled for this week - has completely ignored the known health and medical implications of homosexuality.


  • This Wednesday Aug. 25, 2010 photo shows one of the chicken confinement sites operated by Wright County Egg in Galt, Iowa. Wright Egg Farms and Hillandale Farms  have recalled more than a half-billion eggs linked to as many as 1,300 cases of salmonella poisoning. Their hens are still laying millions of eggs every day. Those eggs are being sent to facilities where their shells are broken and the contents pasteurized _ a process that involves applying high heat without cooking the eggs. (AP Photo/Ryan J. Foley)

    Salmonella find links 2 Iowa farms to egg recall

    Food and Drug Administration officials say they have found positive samples of salmonella that link two Iowa farms to a massive egg recall.


  • American Scene

    Authorities shuttered three schools as a precaution Wednesday in Boston, where a growing number of students was infected with the swine flu or H1N1 virus.


  • Obese workers cost employers

    Obesity exacts a sizable toll on the workplace: Overweight workers are slower and less efficient than their slimmer counterparts — costing their employers an average of $1,800 a year in lost productivity, according to research from the University of Cincinnati.


  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Gun bans don't work

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a study last week that states there is no evidence to prove gun-control laws are effective in preventing violence. No kidding. There always has been substance to the cliche that guns don't kill people, people do. Correlative to that rule is that the criminals who use guns to kill usually possess their weapons illegally. These serial lawbreakers are not deterred by statutes prohibiting or regulating gun ownership. They will continue to use guns to commit violent crimes even if the rest of the population of sitting ducks are disarmed.


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