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August 7, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Andrew Phillip Cunanan was nursing a stomach wound before his suicide and investigators believe he may have been wounded in one of the five murders he's suspected of committing. Police found bloody bandages, cotton swabs, gauze pads and penicillin pills in the Miami Beach houseboat where Cunanan ended his life with a gunshot to the head July 23. Cunanan, 27, was the prime suspect in the point-blank slaying of fashion designer Gianni Versace July 15 in Miami Beach, along with four other
December 28, 1988 | From Reuters
Teen-agers are having more sex despite government warnings of the danger of getting the deadly AIDS virus, U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop said today. "We do know that teen-agers are not listening," Koop said on ABC's "Good Morning America." He said that infectious syphilis and penicillin-resistant gonorrhea spread faster in 1987 than at any other time in 16 years and that 3 of every 1,000 college students tested positive for AIDS, according to a study this year.
March 10, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Led by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, 37 health and consumer groups petitioned the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to ban the use of seven antibiotics in livestock, saying the practice poses a potential threat to human health. The drugs the groups want banned are penicillin, tetracycline, erythromycin, tylosin, lincomycin, virginiamycin and bacitracin.
April 28, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Newborns should be tested for sickle cell anemia regardless of race, and children with the disease should take preventive doses of penicillin until they are five, the U.S. Public Health Service advised doctors. Though both recommendations are already widely followed, universal acceptance will further reduce complications from the inherited blood disease, a new report said. Sickle cell anemia occurs in 1 of 375 American blacks, and in a much lower frequency in other racial groups.
May 5, 2006 | Lester Grinspoon, LESTER GRINSPOON is an emeritus professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and the author of "Marijuana, the Forbidden Medicine" (Yale University Press, 1997).
THE FOOD AND Drug Administration is contradicting itself. It recently reiterated its position that cannabis has no medical utility, but it also approved advanced clinical trials for a marijuana-derived drug called Sativex, a liquid preparation of two of the most therapeutically useful compounds of cannabis. This is the same agency that in 1985 approved Marinol, another oral cannabis-derived medicine. Both Sativex and Marinol represent the "pharmaceuticalization" of marijuana.
December 15, 1988 | Research: Tracy Thomas / Los Angeles Times
Diseases reported to the Los Angeles County Department of Health: Year to Year to September September Date Date 1988 1987 1988 1987 Intestinal Infections Amebiasis 30 34 274 332 Campylobacteriosis 100 104 785 876 Giardiasis 130 104 912 1,034 Salmonellosis 145 131 1,199 1,332 Shigellosis 451 139 1,691 932 Childhood diseases Mumps 3 2 86 44 Measles 45 4 251 24 German measles 1 2 19 37 Whooping cough 3 2 45 39 Scarlet fever 13 6 434 317 Venereal diseases Gonorrhea* 2,747 3,115 21,106 29,387
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