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  • U.S. apologizes for experiment that infected Guatemalans with syphilis

     
    The United States apologized to Guatemala on Friday for a 1940s research program in which Guatemalans were intentionally infected with the sexually transmitted disease syphilis without their knowledge or consent. Between 1946 and 1948, the agency then...
  • Obama orders review after revelations of '40s-era Guatemala syphilis study

     
    The White House has ordered a comprehensive review of medical research guidelines after revelations last month that the U.S. knowingly infected hundreds of Guatemalan prisoners and patients with syphilis or gonorrhea in the 1940s. President Obama's...
  • This is National Flu Vaccination Week — get your shot!

     
    Today is a two-fer — it's Family Vaccination Day and this is also the beginning of National Influenza Vaccination Week. That's a reminder from the folks at the Centers for Disease Control that it's time to get your flu vaccine — if you haven'...
  • Regrets only

     
    This is from a database of political apologies compiled at Penn (last updated in 2003). Which if any of these U.S. apologies do you feel were inappropriate? 1863: Abraham Lincoln issues a proclamation establishing Thanksgiving as a national holiday,...
  • Dr. Val Clark

    Dr. Val Clark
    Dr. Val Clark, 79, of La Canada and Newport Beach, California, passed peacefully surrounded by the love of his family on Saturday, July 2, 2011.  Val was born in St. George, Utah on March 30, 1932 to Earl B. and Iva Knell Clark.  His youth was spent...
  • US Apologizes For Intentionally Infecting Guatemalans With Syphilis

    US Apologizes For Intentionally Infecting Guatemalans With Syphilis
    WASHINGTON, DC -- The United States apologized Friday for a Tuskegee -type experiment conducted in the 1940s in which U.S. government researchers deliberately infected Guatemalan prison inmates, women and mental patients with syphilis. In the experiment,...
  • Can magnets help kick the habit?

    The product: If you've ever tried to give up smoking -- or been around someone who has--you've probably discovered that quitting isn't easy, even with the help of a patch, pill, gum or spray. Nicotine-replacement products work about 10% to 15% of the...
  • Martin Delaney dies at 63; crusader for patients with AIDS

    Martin Delaney dies at 63; crusader for patients with AIDS
    Martin Delaney, a determined crusader for HIV-infected people, who successfully challenged the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to expedite the testing and approval of potentially life-saving drugs, died of liver cancer Friday at his home in San Rafael,...
  • George W. Comstock, 92; epidemiologist was influential in the treatment of tuberculosis

    George W. Comstock, 92; epidemiologist was influential in the treatment of tuberculosis
    Dr. George W. Comstock, a pioneering epidemiologist who almost single-handedly blocked the use of the flawed BCG tuberculosis vaccine in the United States and who played a key role in the development of other prevention strategies against the disease,...
  • Ralph S. Paffenbarger Jr., 84; his key study confirmed that exercise boosts longevity

    Dr. Ralph S. Paffenbarger Jr., an epidemiologist whose landmark study substantiated the link between exercise and longevity and helped lay the foundation for the modern fitness movement, has died. He was 84. Paffenbarger, a researcher at the Stanford...
  • Dr. Jay Katz, influential expert on medical law and ethics, dies at 86

    Dr. Jay Katz, a psychoanalyst and Yale Law School professor whose analysis of the conflicting interests and motivations of doctors and patients made him a leading authority on medical ethics, died of heart failure Monday in New Haven, Conn. He was 86....
  • Mammogram guidelines spark heated debate

    Mammogram guidelines spark heated debate
    A government panel's recommendation Monday that women under the age of 50 do not need regular mammograms set off a furious debate about the importance of the routine screening tool, leaving many women confused about how best to protect their health. In...