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  • Blind spot revealed in shabby handling of HIV-positive basketball player

    Blind spot revealed in shabby handling of HIV-positive basketball player
    On Nov. 7, 1991, Earvin Johnson stood at a podium inside The Forum, his second home. It was the place where his otherworldly abilities on the hardwood with the Los Angeles Lakers had shaken the basketball world.
  • Can we eradicate HIV/AIDS? [Commentary]

    Can we eradicate HIV/AIDS? [Commentary]
    Wednesday is the 30-year anniversary of the day my colleagues and I reported that a new retrovirus, now known as HIV, was the agent causing AIDS. We also announced the development of an effective HIV blood test and the capacity to continuously produce the...

    Why isn't my one-year-old walking?

    Q: My one-year old daughter has not started talking or walking. My friend has a child about the same age who seems developmentally further ahead. Do you think there is something wrong with my daughter? A: Children develop at their own pace, and not all...

    Flavored cigars appeal to youth: study

    Flavored cigars appeal to youth: study
    Young people are smoking fewer cigarettes these days, but their cigar use is rising, which may partly be due to the popularity of flavored cigars, according to a new study. "The cigar market is the most heavily flavored of all tobacco products," said...

    For adults who can't swim, try a lesson suited to grow-ups

    More than a third of American adults can't swim the length of a 25-yard pool, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If you're among the 37 percent of adults who can't, you're at greater risk for becoming one of the nearly 10...