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At rare trial of alleged vaccine side effects, parents say H1N1 flu shot killed 5-year-old daughter

By most accounts, Amina Abudu was a happy, healthy little girl in 2009, when health authorities declared that a pandemic flu virus was sweeping the world. A vaccine was rushed to market, and the five year old was among millions of Canadians to get the flu shot, amid widespread fears about the new pathogen. Five… Read More »

Mesmerising Science: The Franklin Commission and the Modern Clinical Trial

— By Urte Laukaityte Benjamin Franklin, magnetic trees, and erotically-charged séances — Urte Laukaityte on how a craze for sessions of “animal magnetism” in late 18th-century Paris led to the randomised placebo-controlled and double-blind clinical trials we know and love today. Patients, mostly women, are sitting around a large wooden tub filled with magnetic water,… Read More »

Scientists hail promise of first effective Ebola treatments in Congo trial

LONDON (Reuters) – Scientists are a step closer to finding the first effective treatments for the deadly Ebola haemorrhagic fever after two potential drugs showed survival rate of as much as 90% in a clinical trial in Congo. Two experimental drugs – Regeneron’s (REGN.O) REGN-EB3 and a monoclonal antibody called mAb114 – were both developed… Read More »