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Bumping Off Bedbugs without Poison

Although increased worldwide travel and the rising popularity of second-hand goods may contribute to bedbugs' resurgence, the most likely reason is the rejection of DDT and other harsh chlorinated hydrocarbon insecticides...

November 17, 2009
Less Fungus among Us Warm-Blooded

Less Fungus among Us Warm-Blooded

A study in the Journal of Infectious Diseases finds that one major advantage of being warm-blooded is that the great majority of fungi cannot infect us. Karen Hopkin reports

October 23, 2009
Celeb Vaccine Wars: Peet Beats Maher

Celeb Vaccine Wars: Peet Beats Maher

Comedian Bill Maher advises against vaccinations. But actress Amanda Peet--and Dr. Bill Frist--have it right: vaccines are good. Steve Mirsky comments

October 14, 2009

Is an HPV vaccine for boys cost-effective?

An advisory panel for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved the use of Gardasil, a vaccine for the human papillomavirus (HPV), for use in males.

October 9, 2009 — Katherine Harmon
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