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Some health experts may wonder whether Ugandans, or to be more precise, the health planners in this part of the world ever take their lessons from their past.

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Obamacare will intensify the doctor shortage, blood supplies low, babesiosis spreading and more from our Daily Briefing.

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The cost of insuring the uninsured, preparing for aging baby boomers, genetically modified mosquitoes, chemical regulations and more from our Daily Briefing.

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Gastrointestinal deaths are on the rise in the United States, and norovirus and c. difficile are partly to blame.

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Andrew Wakefield — creator of one of the greatest scares in medical history — had many accomplices in misleading the world about a link between vaccines and autism. Many in the media helped him spread his intellectual poison. Celebrities rallied behind his fake cause. And the scientific community helped keep the hoax alive by citing his work as if it were legitimate.

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Should all adults get tested for HIV? Get the latest on this debate and more news from our Daily Briefing.

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Like writing about abortion or animal rights, writing about vaccines inevitably raises the ire of certain readers. It is not for the timid. Journalist Amy Wallace writes about being sued by an anti-vaccine activist and offers tips for covering this controversial and emotionally-charged topic.
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Dr. Luciw studies transcriptional regulation of retroviruses, how viruses cause disease in animal models of AIDS, and genetic immunization for viral diseases.

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