DEATH RATES DECREASE WHEN DOCTORS GO ON STRIKE: A major paper
by Australian researchers asks a question that should never have needed
to be asked: Will more doctors increase or decrease death rates? But sadly,
with the state of health care as it is, this is a very legitimate, even
FEAR EU MEDICAL POWERS: The British Medical Association is to demand
urgent clarification over a last-minute change to the Draft European Constitution,
fearing that it could give Brussels sweeping powers to fight almost any
form of disease.
FIRM THREATENED US SAY MMR FAMILIES: Families who claim the MMR vaccine
has caused illnesses in their children have accused one of the three drug
companies involved in the case of trying to intimidate them into dropping
D EXPERT FIRED FOR RECOMMENDING SUNSHINE: Dr. Michael F. Holick, a professor
at Boston University's medical school and a well-known researcher on the
topic of sunlight and vitamin D, was asked to resign from his position in
the dermatology department after the chairwoman of the department criticized
This month's collection of letters from our readers about these and other
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