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University Under Fire For Off-The-Grid Herpes Vaccine Experiments

  WASHINGTON — Southern Illinois University’s medical school has halted all herpes research, one of its most high-profile projects, amid growing controversy over a researcher’s unauthorized methods offshore and in the U.S. SIU’s ethics panel launched a “full” investigation Dec. 5 of the herpes vaccine experiments by university professor William …

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Hospitals’ Best-Laid Plans Upended By Disaster

  It was 3:35 a.m. and flames from a massive Northern California wildfire licked at the back of a Santa Rosa hospital. Within three hours, staffers evacuated 122 patients to other facilities — something they’d never come close to doing before. Ambulances sped off with some of the sickest patients; …

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Podcast: ‘What The Health?’ CHIP (Finally) Gets Funded

  Three and a half months after funding expired for the Children’s Health Insurance Program, CHIP is finally refinanced, this time for six years. That was one of several health policies attached to the short-term spending bill Congress passed Monday, which reopened the federal government after a weekend shutdown. The …

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