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  • Thomas C. Peebles dies at 89; doctor isolated measles virus

    Thomas C. Peebles dies at 89; doctor isolated measles virus
    Dr. Thomas C. Peebles, a World War II bomber pilot who isolated the measles virus, setting the stage for development of the vaccine that freed the world from the deadly scourge, died July 8 at his home in Port Charlotte, Fla. He was 89. Peebles also...
  • FDA approves immune-boosting therapy for prostate cancer

    FDA approves immune-boosting therapy for prostate cancer
    The Food and Drug Administration approved a new immune-boosting therapy for prostate cancer on Thursday, the first therapeutic vaccine for cancer ever approved by the agency. The approval opens the door to a whole new approach to cancer therapy, adding...
  • Whooping cough still with us, still dangerous

    Whooping cough still with us, still dangerous
    Two days after her second son, Dylan, was born in 2005, Mariah Bianchi let out yet another deep-chested cough, this time in the hospital, where she was recovering from the delivery. She had been coughing for two weeks; she had coughed so badly that her...
  • Effort to stop polio aims to vaccinate 111 million children in four days

     
    Health groups are trying to immunize more than 111 million African children against polio in only four days, hoping to squelch an incurable disease that is all but gone in the West....
  • Michele Bachmann's latest gaffe: 'I haven't had a gaffe'

     
    Bachmann's campaign, can be described as suffering from death by a thousand gaffes. So it's fitting, perhaps, that Bachmann's latest and best gaffe is that she hasn't had any....
  • A spam filter for HIV is in the works

     
    World AIDS Day: David Heckerman invented Microsoft's spam filter. Now he's hoping to apply the same thinking to preventing AIDS....
  • Late Night: Dr. Stephen Colbert says 'clearly vaccines are dangerous'

     
    On Thursday's "The Colbert Report," Stephen Colbert waded into one of the most contentious issues in contemporary life: childhood vaccinations....
  • People more likely to lie when texting, study finds

     
    People are more likely to lie via text than other types of communication. At the same time, people are more likely to be angry if they are lied to via text....
  • With memories of the 2009 pandemic, Mexico braces for flu season

     
    REPORTING FROM MEXICO CITY -- Mexican authorities report a fresh outbreak of the swine flu that killed hundreds and virtually paralyzed this sprawling capital in 2009. But the number of cases fits the "normal" flu-season pattern and should not cause...
  • Malaria may kill twice as many people as believed, study says

     
    Malaria could be killing twice as many people as experts have believed, a new study suggests. It estimates that 1.2 million people died of the disease in 2010, nearly twice as many as estimated by the World Health Organization, which is skeptical of the...
  • Measles outbreak kills at least 20 Afghan children

     
    Health officials on Tuesday reported a deadly measles outbreak in rural western Afghanistan that they said was compounded by severe winter weather hampering access to the area....