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June 03, 2011


1. Should Men Be Allowed to Father Children After They're Dead?
innovations mean that all sorts of people who would not have been able to have a baby a generation ago are now able to bring life into the world. Now, some are arguing the ranks of the newly fertile [...]

2. Watch Out for the Cows. They Might Be Carrying a New Strain of MRSA
The medical news this week has been dominated by the possible carcinogenicity of cell phones and the virulent E. coli outbreak in Europe. But I hope your closet of fear isn't full yet â€" I've got one more bit of [...]

3. AIDS at 30: Medical Milestones in the Battle Against a Modern Plague
When the federal government reported on June 5, 1981, that "5 young men, all active homosexuals" had been diagnosed with Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia in Los Angeles, no one yet knew that these were the country's first reported cases of AIDS. [...]

4. UNICEF Reports Drop in HIV Infections Among Youth

5. Should We Be Trying Harder to Find a Cure for AIDS?
Since AIDS was first diagnosed, 30 years ago this week, HIV has infected more than 60 million people, half of whom have died. Only one person has been found to be cured of HIV, however â€" known as the "Berlin [...]

6. Brangelina Case Study: Will the Kids Get Their Parents to Marry?
If a new interview in USA Today is to anything to go on, kids seem to have done what Jennifer Aniston couldn't: got Brad Pitt to settle down. Pitt, whose six children with Angelina Jolie (that striking woman with big [...]

7. The USDA Ditches the Food Pyramid for a Plate
So long, pyramid. Welcome, MyPlate! First Lady Michelle Obama unveiled on Thursday the government's new symbol for healthy eating, a colorful plate divided into the basic food groups, which will officially replace the well-recognized but perplexing food pyramid. With Surgeon [...]

8. Why Health Authorities Are So Worried About Europe's Mutant E. Coli Outbreak
Health officials were worried enough about an unusually virulent outbreak of food-borne illness from the E. coli bacteria, which has infected more than 1,500 people in Germany and killed at least 17. But the concern jumped to another level on [...]

9. FDA Reviews Popular Birth Control Pills for Blood Clot Risk
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said it is reviewing the safety of birth control pills like Bayer's Yaz and Yasmin because of concerns that they may raise women's risk of blood clots more than other pills. Although all hormonal [...]

10. 'Octomom' Doctor's License to Be Revoked


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