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July 17, 1991 | MARLENE CIMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Human volunteers were not adequately protected during studies of an experimental AIDS vaccine, the National Institutes of Health says in a report critical of a French researcher and his U.S. collaborator, according to knowledgeable sources. The probe, conducted by NIH's Office for Protection from Research Risks, said that Dr. Daniel Zagury of the University of Paris violated regulations.
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June 29, 2003 | Stephanie Stassel, Times Staff Writer
As Dr. William F. Chapman takes Primitivo Peralta's blood pressure, he carefully begins to assess his patient's ailments: The right side of his face itches. It feels as if there's something in his eye, but his eye is clear. His toenails and fingernails have been bothering him, among other things. After learning that diabetes runs in Peralta's family, Chapman says: "We have to get a fasting blood sugar [blood test] on him, first thing.... Diabetes could account for all of these problems."
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June 29, 2003 | Stephanie Stassel, Times Staff Writer
As Dr. William F. Chapman takes Primitivo Peralta's blood pressure, he carefully begins to assess his patient's ailments: The right side of his face itches. It feels as if there's something in his eye, but his eye is clear. His toenails and fingernails have been bothering him, among other things. After learning that diabetes runs in Peralta's family, Chapman says: "We have to get a fasting blood sugar [blood test] on him, first thing.... Diabetes could account for all of these problems."
NEWS
July 17, 1991 | MARLENE CIMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Human volunteers were not adequately protected during studies of an experimental AIDS vaccine, the National Institutes of Health says in a report critical of a French researcher and his U.S. collaborator, according to knowledgeable sources. The probe, conducted by NIH's Office for Protection from Research Risks, said that Dr. Daniel Zagury of the University of Paris violated regulations.
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February 18, 1997 | JOHN CANALIS
Costa Mesa City Councilwoman Libby Cowan will host the fourth annual Take Pride Awards Celebration, which honors Orange County gay and lesbian achievements. Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden Grove), professional golfer Muffin Spencer-Devlin and writer Mel White are expected to make appearances at the event, set for 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Disneyland Pacific Hotel in Anaheim.
HEALTH
January 6, 2003 | Dianne Partie Lange
The loneliness often experienced by the elderly has rarely been explored. Now researchers say that two specific aspects of isolation -- limited emotional support and limited companionship -- can break a person's heart. They found that for every unit increase on a loneliness scale, the odds of having a heart condition increased three times. UC Irvine researchers interviewed and tested 180 adults, age 58 to 90.
NEWS
May 23, 2000 | KEN ELLINGWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three volunteers from Flying Samaritans, a cross-border charity providing medical care to residents in remote portions of Baja California, died when their airplane crashed about 180 miles south of Tijuana. The pilot, dental hygienist and medical assistant were from the group's Mother Lode chapter in Northern and Central California. "Members of the Flying Samaritans are a very close-knit group of people," said Raymond H.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 1, 1989 | ALAN C. MILLER, Times Staff Writer
More than $1 million in state funds appropriated for lupus research has been illegally diverted to non-lupus projects, a coalition of lupus support organizations charged Friday in a lawsuit. The suit on behalf of taxpayers was filed in Superior Court in Van Nuys against Assemblyman Tom Bane (D-Tarzana) and members of the state lupus board headed by Bane's wife, Marlene.
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August 19, 1989 | VICTOR F. ZONANA, Times Staff Writer
AIDS Project Los Angeles, Southern California's largest AIDS organization, said Friday that it will recommend voluntary anonymous testing for the AIDS virus based on scientific evidence that the drug AZT delays the disease's progress in people infected with the human immunodeficiency virus who have not developed symptoms. At the same time, the Health Insurance Assn.
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June 18, 2005 | Marla Cone, Times Staff Writer
More than 100 volunteers in San Diego were intentionally exposed to a pesticide in one of two dozen scientific experiments worldwide that have come under attack by California members of Congress who are urging the Bush administration to stop accepting data from human testing they call unethical and dangerous.
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