Health

High court says vaccines’ side effects don’t merit damages

Thursday, February 24, 2011In a major victory for vaccine drug manufacturers, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-2 February 22 against a family seeking compensation in federal court for an alleged design-defect in a children’s vaccine that caused long-term developmental damage to the family’s…

Dialysis in South Africa receives scrutiny

Wednesday, January 26, 2011South Africa has recently received international attention for discrimination in its system for rationing life saving dialysis treatment. For people with disabilities, hope of receiving dialysis treatment is almost nonexistent. In South Africa, fewer than one in five people needing…

Report calls paper that linked vaccines and autism a “hoax”

Thursday, January 13, 2011An extensive investigation in a British Medical Journal chronicles the alleged manipulations and conflicts of interest in the since discounted 1998 study by British scientist Andrew Wakefield that linked vaccine use to autism. The study, printed in the British medical…

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