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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Be prepared

Health | With policies on poultry inoculation, vaccine production, and pricing in flux, fighting bird flu is a matter of planning, not panic
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 6/10/06, 12:00 am

The first book of Kings relates that when Elijah's servant looked toward the sea he saw nothing. Seven times Elijah told him to look again, "and at the seventh time he said, 'Behold, a little cloud like a man's hand is rising from the sea.' . . . And in a little while the heavens grew black with clouds and wind, and there was a great rain."

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Bird-flu watching

Medicine | Better to wash hands than wait for a vaccine with this potential pandemic
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 10/29/05, 12:00 am

President Bush met with U.S. vaccine developers on Oct. 7, not long after reading a gruesome history of the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic. The 500-plus page book by John M. Barry tells how 40 million of the world's youngest, healthiest people died horrifically, bleeding from their ears and noses and turning blue from lack of oxygen. The book also skewers military and government officials who ignored warnings about poor public health conditions in barracks and cities.

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