Did the Flu Vaccine Kill Kaiser CEO Bernard Tyson?

Kaiser Permanente Chairman and CEO Bernard Tyson, one of the nation’s leading health-care executives, died unexpectedly in his sleep Sunday. He was 60. Kaiser Permanente did not disclose the cause of Tyson’s sudden death. On Saturday, the executive had appeared at an Afro Tech event in Oakland, tweeting pictures of the gathering. Some on…

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Using Patients’ Immune Cells to Fight Cancer

For years, the foundations of cancer treatment were surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy. Over the last two decades, targeted therapies like imatinib (Gleevec®)  and trastuzumab (Herceptin®) —drugs that target cancer cells by homing in on specific molecular changes seen primarily in those cells—have also cemented themselves as standard treatments for many cancers. But over the past several years, immunotherapy—therapies…

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Illinois Doctors Caught Conspiring with DCFS to Force Neonatal Vitamin K Shot

A class-action lawsuit was filed in October the Northern District of Illinois against the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), its agents, and several doctors and nurses in area hospitals, including Silver Cross, University of Chicago Medical Center, and Christ Hospital, on behalf of families whose babies were seized…

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Maternal Exposure to Fluoridated Water Leads to Lower IQ Score in Children

A new study in JAMA Pediatrics on the effects of fluoridation of drinking water has shown it reduces IQ of children whose mothers were exposed. In this study, maternal exposure to higher levels of fluoride during pregnancy was associated with lower IQ scores in children aged 3 to 4 years.…

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