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The Race To Create The Best Antiviral Drugs

Researchers want to create a widely effective drug that targets viruses much in the same way that penicillin kills a wide range of bacteria. Science writer Carl Zimmer profiles the scientists who are developing these antiviral drugs, and the technology behind it, in his latest piece for Wired magazine.
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Trials and Tribulations of Assisted Reproduction

Getting pregnant is not always easy. For some it can take months if not years. Many turn to assisted reproductive technology, with the cost running to thousands of dollars. The emotional cost can be even higher. The trials and tribulations of trying to have a baby.


Sebelius Lends Support To Vaccination Projects In Haiti

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is expected to show her support for two big vaccination initiatives in Haiti, including one against cholera. Previously, U.S. health officials were cool to the cholera pilot project .

Plastic Surgeons Say Demand Is Surging For Chin Enhancements

A big group of plastic surgeons say that chin enhancement was the fastest growing surgical procedure they performed for cosmetic purposes in the U.S. last year. More than 20,000 chin operations were performed in 2011, a 71 percent increase compared with 2010.

Fast Food In The U.S. Has Way More Salt Than In Other Countries

Fast-food items in the U.S. are much saltier than the same items in Europe, according to new research. France and the United Kingdom had the least salty food overall.

Is 'Tuna Scrape' The 'Pink Slime' Of Sushi?

"Tuna scrape," or ground up raw fish, has sickened more than 100 people with salmonella. Grinding up raw fish may increase the risk of outbreaks, food safety experts say.