Good news for Lindsay Lohan, Charlie Sheen, and celebrity clubbers everywhere. Maybe. Researchers are getting closer to inventing an anti-cocaine vaccine that works on humans. The academics announced over the weekend that the concoction works on primates:
Updated at the bottom: Health experts say only some types of bacterial meningitis are spread person-to-person, these types are not as contagious as flu and are not sexually transmitted. The CDC says there is no increased risk among gays and no rationale for county officials to alter their approach. ... More >>
Update: Shaad family releases a statement about the tragedy, after the jump. Shock. That's what a lot of people in West Hollywood were feeling after hearing the news that Brett Shaad, a gay man and lawyer in his early 30s, was announced brain dead after contracting bacterial meningitis. As of Frid ... More >>
We're spending billions to develop an HIV vaccine. Why not also focus on building a better condom?
Bachmann vs. HPV.The organization that injected the specter of retardation-via-vaccine is at it again, this time criticizing California's new law allowing 12-year-old girls to avoid cancer by getting HPV-prevention shots without their parents' consent. Now, we're not sure if the National Vac ... More >>
According to a statement by the state Department of Public Health, California is on track to outpace last year's number of whooping cough cases and reach a possible 50-year high: The outbreak has officially been deemed an epidemic. Two infants have died in the county so far this year. "Whopp ... More >>
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