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2011-10-04 11:12:17

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a report last Friday that provides guidance to U.S. public health officials to develop plans to pre-position antibiotics that can be distributed to the general public in the case of a large-scale anthrax attack. Tia Powell, M.D., director of the Montefiore Einstein Center for Bioethics and the Einstein Cardozo Masters of Science in Bioethics program, was vice-chair of the 16-member Committee Prepositioned Medical Countermeasures for the Public, which...

2011-09-27 13:10:40

America's experts on aging are headed for meetings with their senators and representatives to underscore the needs of the country's senior population, spurred by the first-ever Take Action Week organized by The Gerontological Society of America – the nation's largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging. During the September 26 congressional district work period, these advocates will urge their elected leaders to secure funding for aging research and...

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2011-08-25 13:07:44

A report on over 1,000 research articles has found that few health problems are caused by or clearly associated with vaccines. Experts from the Institute of Medicine reviewed the scientific literature on possible adverse effects of vaccines and found convincing evidence of 14 health outcomes caused by certain vaccines.  These outcomes include seizures, inflammation of the brain, and fainting.  The review also found evidence that there are no links between immunization and some...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.