Nobel Prize in Medicine

By LILY KUZMINSKI, age 11 PHOTO: Harvard University On October 5, a Chinese scientist named Tu Youyou was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine for her development of a drug that fights off malaria, a deadly parasite carried by mosquitoes. Professor Tu is the first...

U.S. Medical Experiments in Guatemala Uncovered

By JUDI CHENG Following a discovery of U.S. medical experiments in Guatemala, the director of the National Institute of Health said, “This case of unethical human subject research represents an appalling example from a dark chapter in the history of medicine.” PHOTO:...

Someday, You Could Be a Paramedic Just Like Barb Frazier

By Ilona Bray With advanced emergency medical technician training, Barb works for two fire departments in California, one in the town of Wilton and one in coastal Marin County. Her jobs involve helping people in emergencies like accidents, near-drownings, heart...

Malaria Drug Has Potential to Help Kids

In Africa, malaria is the largest cause of death for children under five. By MALLORY JENSEN Every thirty seconds, one child in Africa dies from malaria, a disease that is spread through the bites of female mosquitoes carrying certain parasites. Malaria feels a little...