If you, like many, have wondered why it's taken so long for pharmaceutical companies to roll out the new swine vaccine, here's your answer. slu.eduVaccine Man: Dr. Robert BelsheThe vaccines must first be grown in fertilized chicken eggs, which requires getting a hen and a rooster to copulate -- n ... More >>
http://pdphoto.org/PictureDetail.php?mat=pdef&pg=8202Scientists at Washington University in St. Louis are working on a fascinating way to battle cancer in laboratory mice. The research involves the use of the bee venom, melittin, and so-called "nanobees" that fly through the bloodstream and d ... More >>
Ever hear of the IPCPR? No? Well, they're not quite the NRA, but they do lobby hard for what they believe is a fundamental right for all Americans: the right to smoke in public. Today the International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association sent out a release alerting media that it wil ... More >>
...in light of all the hullabaloo surrounding potential smoking bans, going smoke-free is now apparently an act worthy of a press release. To wit: The Fox & Hounds, at the Cheshire Lodge, is now prohibiting smoking, per a statement sent to RFT today."This isn't about the rules or financial impac ... More >>
pbs.orgNotice the bloodshot eyes of this fruit fly. Must be an insomniac.Scientists at Washington University have bred generations of insomniac fruit flies they hope will shed light on sleeplessness in humans. The insects average only about one hour of sleep per day -- or less than 10 percent of the ... More >>
flickr.com/photos/wallygThe ban prompts the questions: Will The Smokers abide? And who will make them?Alderwoman Lyda Krewson's bill banning smoking inside almost all public spaces in the city gets its first reading this morning in front of the Board of Aldermen. The ordinance would only go into eff ... More >>
All of Washington University's St. Louis campuses will become entirely smoke- and tobacco-free by July of 2010. Current policy prohibits smoking inside any university building. The new ban will prohibit smoking anywhere on university property -- including outdoor areas. "We know it will be difficult ... More >>
http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/pic/CMAG/938-022~Marijuana-Posters.jpgStarting next month, residents of Michigan will be able to petition their doctor for a pot prescription of up to twelve plants. Michigan is the first non-coastal state east of the Rocky Mountains to enact such a law.Techn ... More >>
flickr.com/photos/dogwelderI don't see the evil here. You?The ink was barely dry on President Barack Obama's executive order on stem-cell research when the Missouri Coalition for Lifesaving Cures sent out an e-mail blast praising the president for his support. The order, signed Monday morning, remov ... More >>
Forget heart disease and lung cancer, which won't kill you for another 30 years or so, researchers from the University of Miami School of Medicine found that exposure to second-hand smoke may double the likelihood of depression:This study confirmed exposure to smoke by measuring cotinine -- a chemic ... More >>
Unreal's inbox, as usual, overfloweth, so officially this should be yesterday's press release of the day, but what the hey...It comes to us from the good folks at the St. Louis County Department of Health, and you can read it after the jump.But first please permit us to note that not just any docume ... More >>
Playas and hoes, take note: The Center for Disease Control is out with its annual report on sexually transmitted diseases. Once again St. Louis tops all other U.S. cities in the percentage of its population that came down with chlamydia and gonorrhea (right) in 2007 -- the most recent year in which ... More >>
(Tuesdays can be a trying day here in Club Land at the RFT. It's deadline day for the show/concert listings, and this fact hangs over my head just like all of those foreboding elementary school (and high school and college) homework assignments that I would inevitably put off to the l ... More >>
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Dr. William J. Catalona's cancer-screening test sparks debate in the medical community
Dr. William J. Catalona built an unrivaled repository of blood and tissue samples. Washington University wants to keep it. Now a judge will decide: Who owns the prostates?
Explore the bowels of your bowels and learn how to prevent colorectal cancer at the Colossal Colon exhibit
Week of April 23, 2003
A Teamster tries to smoke out lawbreakers at Schnucks
The Vagina Monologues phenomenon finally reaches St. Louis
A young woman raises her voice in the face of despair
There's nothing holy about the war on family planning
How news outlets blew the medical-marijuana story
Week of April 18, 2001
John Ashcroft gets a shot in the arm from the pharmaceutical and insurance industries, as well as other lobbying groups opposed to a true Patients' Bill of Rights
Missouri's junior senator says he is a pro-consumer health-care reformist. But the insurance companies, HMOs and big business, which give him millions, think he's on their side.
Disturbed by the Red Cross' promotion of condom use, local Catholics are finding other organizations to handle blood drives. But is their stand having the intended result?
Dr. Joel Cooper pioneered lung-volume-reduction surgery to save the lives of thousands of emphysema patients. Now he wants the government to get out of the way.
The perfectly imperfect case for legalizing medical marijuana