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Students should think twice about the flu vaccine


As winter approaches, many students are eagerly flooding the pharmacy to get their flu shots. Few people, however, give enough thought to the negative aspects of the shot. Besides causing side effects like fever, headache and coughing – symptoms recipients of the shot hope to avoid in the first place – the influenza vaccine also […]

Naysayers miss potential for AIDS vaccine


Last Sunday’s AIDS Walk served as an enlightening, and perhaps haunting, reminder to many about the prevalent pandemic. Despite the ample attention, money and effort being poured into generating awareness about HIV, it continues to be a destructive presence: 7,500 new people are infected with HIV every day, and AIDS remains the fourth leading cause […]