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Govt. Researchers: Flu Shots Not Effective in Elderly, After All

(Above image: a nurse interests a passerby in flu shot information. Courtesy: NCIRD/OD/HCSO Flu vaccination communications team) An important and definitive “mainstream” government study done nearly a decade ago got little attention because the science came down on the wrong side. It found that after decades and billions of dollars spent promoting flu shots for […]

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The Baby Oxygen Trials and How Govt. Officials Allegedly Interfered With the Ethics Probe

[This article was first published on June 4 2014] Pressure from government officials and eminent researchers appears to have pushed a federal agency to postpone enforcement action on violations it found in a government-financed experiment on extremely premature babies. The agency, which polices ethics in health studies, says the controversy over the study of preemies […]

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The Baby Oxygen Trials and How the Federal Govt. Violated Consent Rule for Test Subjects

Just 24 weeks into her pregnancy, Sharrissa Cook gave birth to a critically ill baby boy. Dreshan weighed in at a fragile 1 pound, 11 ounces. He lay motionless in the incubator, connected to tubes and monitors in the neonatal intensive care unit at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital. It was Oct. 11, […]

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