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1998 Stories by Mark Schoofs

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  • Zapping the Common Cold

    published December 29, 1998

    In 1918, the writer Mary McCarthy, then just six years old, boarded a train in Seattle, bound for Minneapolis— and orphanhood. Her parents... More >>

  • Problem Pregnancy

    published December 15, 1998

    Many people think it's the single greatest victory in AIDS: Giving the drug AZT to pregnant women halves the chance that they will pass on the... More >>

  • Freud vs. Prozac

    published October 20, 1998

    Michael S. Roth, curator of the hotly contested, long-delayed Sigmund Freud exhibition that opens this week at the Library of Congress, is talking... More >>

  • Human Rights = Public Health

    published September 15, 1998

    How great a loss was the death of AIDS researcher Jonathan Mann, killed in the crash of Swissair Flight 111? "I'm convinced that if someone other... More >>

  • Click and Learn

    published August 25, 1998

    Two years ago, author-activist Larry Kramer had a scare. Kramer is blessed with an extremely low amount of virus in his blood--in lab tests it's... More >>

  • City Never Sleeps

    published August 11, 1998

    When Ross Pigeau, a researcher with the Canadian military, first heard about a new drug that can keep people awake as effectively as amphetamines... More >>

  • The Virus Fights Back

    published July 14, 1998

    GENEVA— At least three separate research teams here at the 12th World AIDS Conference announced that strains of HIV resistant to many drugs,... More >>

  • Unsung AIDS Advance

    published June 30, 1998

    In celebrating a major milestone in AIDS vaccine research last week, the media overlooked a second equally important and closely related advance.... More >>

  • Big Fat Problem

    published June 23, 1998

    I always had fat legs," chuckles HIV-positive AIDS activist Dawn Averitt. But when her brothers said, "Wow, your legs are getting skinny," Averitt... More >>

  • Up, Up, and Away

    published June 2, 1998

    Viagra works on the penis, but in the pipeline is another impotence drug that works on the brain. Guilty about a secret affair? Worried... More >>

  • AIDS Ed in the 'Hood

    published May 26, 1998

    Poe Park, where the poet once lived, is a sliver of green that runs for just a block along the Grand Concourse in the Bronx, but the park attracts... More >>

  • Healing Head Trips

    published May 12, 1998

    In a startling experiment, 40 asthmatics inhaled a harmless saline mist that they were told contained allergens and irritants. Almost half... More >>

  • Half-Truths and Consequences

    published May 5, 1998

    Researchers did not tell parents the whole truth about medical experiments they were conducting on their children, documents obtained by the... More >>

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