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Booster ShotsAs talks came to an end in Copenhagen, the World Health Organization tried to explain that climate change is about more than the environment -- it's a human health concern too. As WHO scientist Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum said on the News......
Idol TrackerElliott Yamin is headed back to Angola for this year's "Idol Gives Back," and Kara DioGuardi is tagging along. "We're going back and Kara is rolling with me," Elliott tells Idol Tracker. "The last time I was there with Fantasia, we visited a school that...
Show TrackerOne of my favorite episodes in this season of "House M.D." was "Wilson," which gave us a glimpse into what the show would be like if our favorite mild-mannered oncologist was the titular character. Monday night's episode, "5 to 9,"......
La PlazaHaiti_camp Relief officials are scrambling to confront a sanitation crisis that could spread malaria, cholera and other deadly diseases throughout the chaotic camps packed with hundreds of thousands of Haitian earthquake survivors....
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterGregory Cochran has always been drawn to puzzles. This one had been gnawing at him for several years: Why are European Jews prone to so many deadly genetic diseases? Tay-Sachs disease. Canavan disease. More than a dozen more. It offended Cochran's sense...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterThe pace of human evolution has been increasing at a stunning rate since our ancestors began spreading through Europe, Asia and Africa 40,000 years ago, quickening to 100 times historical levels after agriculture became widespread, according to a study...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterTHANGATHI, KENYA -- The boy was feverish, vomiting, and wouldn't eat. His mother rushed him to a village clinic, suspecting measles, typhoid or one of the other usual childhood ailments found in Kenya's central highlands. Instead, the doctor diagnosed...
Tags: Drugs and Medicines, Biology, Death, Weather, Family
Times Staff WriterASK RICHARD IDRO IF HE HAD MALARIA as a child, and you will begin to grasp the toll this disease takes on sub-Saharan Africa. Patiently, as though explaining breathing to a visiting Martian, he will answer, "Everybody got malaria." Growing up in...
Jeffrey D. Sachs is a Columbia University economist and special advisor to U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan.President Bush last week brazenly brushed aside British Prime Minister Tony Blair's call for a doubling of aid to Africa. Blair and other European leaders have taken on the task of fighting extreme poverty — and Bush watches from the sidelines. To...
Tags: AIDS, Demographics, Death, Columbia University, Jimmy Carter
WHERE THERE'S WATER, there are mosquitoes. And where there are mosquitoes, there is disease — even diseases we thought we had eliminated long ago. In New Orleans, the floods caused by Hurricane Katrina were just the beginning. The waters are...
In a room in a Seattle office building, behind what seems like enough safeguards to protect the occupants of a nuclear submarine, anopheles mosquitoes dine on Special K and the occasional malaria-infected mouse. Researcher Stefan Kappe of the Seattle...
THE ROAD to Uganda's northeastern Kaberamaido District is not for timid drivers. Maps show it as paved, but it has no shoulders, no painted stripe dividing its two narrow lanes and, in some places, no asphalt. Overloaded trucks and crammed matatus —...
Tags: Death, Columbia University, Charity, Health, Diplomacy
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