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ReutersBERLIN, April 26 (Reuters) - German victims of thalidomide, a drug that caused birth defects in thousands of babies around the world, will get up to six times more money from the state in pensions, the German parliament decided late on Thursday....
Multiple myeloma is a cancer of the cells in the bone marrow that affects 750,000 people worldwide; it is an uncontrolled growth of plasma cells which attack and destroy bone and damage the kidneys and immune system. In the United States, there are...
Last week I wrote about a young community organizer named Dayvon Love. Mr. Love and his fellow activists in Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle, a grassroots advocacy organization he cofounded, may be the city's strongest proponents of black empowerment....
World NowThe German company that manufactured thalidomide, the morning sickness drug that led to thousands of babies born with deformed limbs and other defects, apologized to victims Friday after decades of silence....
World NowThe former Navy SEAL who wrote a first-person account of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden launched another attack Friday as his lawyer disputed the Defense Department’s claim that he was required to obtain Pentagon approval before publishing the...
Seeing Tony Melendez, you'd think his story was a sad one. "When I was born," says Melendez, "there was a medicine called thalidomide that was given to my mother I should say before I was born. She took this medicine, they didn't know at that time that...
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William S. Knowles, a retired Monsanto Co. organic chemist who shared a Nobel Prize in 2001 for helping to solve a vexing problem in the manufacture of medicines, died Wednesday of complications of ALS at his home in the St. Louis suburb of Chesterfield,...
Culture MonsterGerman bass-baritone Thomas Quasthoff has announced today on his website that he will no longer be giving concerts....
Culture MonsterIn an interview with Der Spiegel, the German baritone Thomas Quasthoff discusses his retirement and whether there was a 'bonus' to being disabled....
My mother often said, sometimes as a point of pride, that she was plastered when she went into labor with me. At her favorite restaurant, she had had a couple too many highballs the night I wanted out. At the Catholic hospital where I was delivered, two...
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AN EXCERPT FROM: Chicken Soup for the Soul: Find Your Happiness 101 Inspirational Stories about Finding Your Purpose, Passion, and Joy Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Amy Newmark Foreword by Deborah Norville Foreword Some...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterIn 1960, a young inspector for the Food and Drug Administration faced down a powerful drug company by rejecting its application to sell a morning-sickness drug in the United States. The company, Richardson-Merrell, griped about her repeated demands for...
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