March 2007 story in Time magazine calls HPV vaccination "the most heated public health matter of the moment."
In 1999, 19-year-old Abigail Burroughs was diagnosed with cancer of the head and neck. After chemotherapy and radiation failed to help, Burroughs tried to enroll in a clinical trial of a new drug treatment, but she didn't meet the inclusion criteria. She died on June 9, 2001.
Like a one-size-fits-all shirt that doesn't fit anyone very well, American health insurance plans charge every person the same out of pocket cost for medical services--regardless of their effect on a person's health.
Ten genetic variants associated with Type-2 diabetes, a disease that affects more than 170 million people worldwide, have been identified or confirmed by a U.S.-Finnish team led by scientists at the University of Michigan School of Public Health.