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Flu season is upon us again, but authorities say it won't exhibit as mild a form this year as in seasons past. On Friday, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officially declared flu an epidemic in Maryland and 46 other states, meaning...
In 1998, just before Napoleon Chagnon retired from the University of California at Santa Barbara, he signed a contract to write a book about his life as an anthropologist among the Yanomamö people, who live in the forests of Venezuela and Brazil. It...
Tags: Science, Chicago Tribune, Teachers, Vanderbilt University , Politics
Among those in Long Beach for TED 2013 this week is Larry Brilliant, former head of Google.org. Brilliant was an influential epidemiologist and technologist whose life and career was altered in 2006 when he received the TED Prize. The TED Prize was one...
WASHINGTON — Dr. C. Everett Koop, who as U.S. surgeon general in the 1980s led high-profile campaigns to highlight the dangers of smoking and to mobilize the nation against an emerging AIDS epidemic, has died. He was 96. Koop died Monday at his...
Tags: Obituaries, AIDS, Social Issues, Abortion Issue, Abortion
The musical mystery “Searching for Sugar Man” won the Oscar for documentary on Sunday night. Directed by Malik Bendjelloul, the film about an obscure Detroit singer made a remarkable near-sweep of eligible awards since its premiere at the 2012...
LOS ANGELES -- The Oscar-nominated features "5 Broken Cameras" and "How to Survive a Plague" represent documentaries in the truest, purest form of the word: They capture a spark, a moment in history, and they make us feel as if we were there, too. Both...
Tags: Movies, Kurt Cobain, AIDS, Photography and Video, HIV
Today, President Barack Obama announced his proposals to address gun violence in America. He was flanked by children who have written to him about their desire for change in the wake of the shooting in Newtown, Conn., in which 27 people died, including 20...
Tribune Washington BureauWASHINGTON -- Pledging to "put everything I’ve got into this," a somber President Barack Obama challenged Congress on Wednesday to approve an extensive package of gun control proposals that he said would help prevent mass shootings and reduce the...
Federal health officials declared this season's flu outbreak an epidemic Friday as Maryland hospitals and clinics continued to treat unusually high numbers of patients for the virus and manufacturers reported low supplies of the vaccine to treat the...
I was recently following an online conversation relating to genetically modified crops. It appears that one of the biggest voices against genetically modified organisms, sometimes referred to as GMOs, has come out with the realization that maybe the...
Tags: Genetic Engineering, Genetics
The worst may be over. As of Jan. 12, leading indicators of flu activity in Chicago had dropped to early December levels, according to the latest data from the city Health Department, released Friday. However, the numbers remain significantly higher...
Harrison Demchick is by his own account an optimist. He doesn't think that human society or our ruling institutions have become irredeemably corrupt. He didn't make one single preparation for this past Friday, when the Mayan calendar came to an abrupt...
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