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Chicago Tribune Staff WriterAirborne, the popular dietary supplement created by a germ-averse schoolteacher, no longer boasts that it can prevent your cold or ease aggravating symptoms. Instead, the packaging says the effervescent pill helps "support your immune system." To many...
All along, Gary Smith knew. He was a health freak who was used to having boundless energy, and now he couldn't summon enough strength to lift a fork to his mouth? The nights sweats, the trembling hands, the crushing fatigue … no matter what the experts...
Tags: Blood, Mouth, Minority Groups, Diseases and Illnesses, Leukemia
Station fire victims were among the winners in the Sacramento legislative season that ended last week. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a bill allowing those whose homes were destroyed or damaged in the fire or subsequent mudslides to write down the...
Tags: Government, Regional Authority, Elections, Sacramento, Politics
Booster ShotsA federal agency warned this week that cocaine laced with levamisole, a veterinary anti-parasitic drug, has caused 20 cases of a serious medical disorder. Officials at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration say they expect to see...
Booster ShotsA victim of severe trauma who gets as little as a single unit of blood that's been stored for more than a month is twice as likely to die as an equally injured patient who gets transfused with fresher blood,......
Booster ShotsTo reduce the number of newborns who develop severe jaundice, screen them all for high amounts of a blood pigment known as bilirubin. That's the word from researchers at UC San Francisco Children's Hospital and Kaiser Permanente. If the conclusion......
Booster ShotsA massive Phase 3 trial of a malaria vaccine is now underway in Africa, with 5,000 children enrolled already out of a target population of 16,000. If results are favorable, marketing approval could be sought as early as 2012, making......
Dodger ThoughtsUpon hearing that Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has been been battling a form of leukemia for almost a year, it's hard for this Los Angeles sports fan to think of anything else. According to Broderick Turner of The Times, the NBA legend......
Booster ShotsWith Thanksgiving just around the corner, U.S. Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) would like to remind you that the turkey defrosting in your fridge might be poisonous. You see, that turkey may contain roxarsone, a food additive that poultry producers use......
Booster ShotsPaul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, has reportedly begun treatment for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a cancer of the body's lymphatic system. This is not his first battle with cancer. Allen was diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease -- a different type of lymphoma...
Booster ShotsBlood drives may someday become a thing of the past. Scientific efforts to engineer artificial blood components took two big strides forward this week. On Monday, researchers from UC Santa Barbara and the University of Michigan published a study...
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