Lynde Langdon

Lynde is a WORLD Digital’s managing editor and reports on popular and fine arts. She lives in Wichita, Kan., with her husband and two daughters. Follow Lynde on Twitter @lmlangdon.

Stalking a silent killer

Medicine | The viruses leading to cervical cancer have gone underdiagnosed for too long; now, with a new vaccine, women-and girls-face ethical challenges over making use of it
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 10/07/06, 12:00 am

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Abraham's journey

Medicine | After a court battle, a young Hodgkin's patient is allowed to avoid chemotherapy
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 9/16/06, 12:00 am

The parents of a teenager who refuses chemotherapy for his Hodgkin's disease agreed in August to compromise with doctors and social workers who accused them of neglect. Sixteen-year-old Abraham Cherrix told his parents he could not cope again with the weakness, pain, and nausea he felt during his first round of chemotherapy about a year ago.

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Taking it to the states

Medicine | With presidential veto, stem-cell battle is far from over
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 8/12/06, 12:00 am

ST. LOUIS-Republican senators returning to their home states for August recess face constituencies newly fractured over expanding public funding for embryonic stem-cell research. The issue-which drew the first veto of the Bush administration July 19-has fractured not only Republicans but even those conservatives elected with pro-life constituencies.

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