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Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Today's Globe: taunting obese youth, ex-surgeon general on censorship, Vt. drug price checks, Mass. Eye and Ear win
Overweight and obese children who are subjected to verbal taunts and physical bullying are substantially more prone during childhood to suicidal thoughts, eating disorders, and high blood pressure than their peers, according to a Yale University study released yesterday.
President Bush's first surgeon general, Dr. Richard H. Carmona (left), alleged yesterday that administration officials prevented him from providing the public with accurate scientific and medical information on such issues as stem cell research and teen pregnancy.
QLT Inc., a Canadian maker of eye-disease treatments, said a US judge upheld a jury verdict in favor of Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in a dispute over the invention of the Visudyne brand vision-loss treatment.