The agency that runs the Medicare program decided in late March that it will pay for patients to receive an advanced new treatment for prostate cancer called Provenge.
There is, however, burgeoning evidence that excess radiation operates as a sort of cancer vaccine, but this only seems counterintuitive because of media hysteria for the past 20 years trying to convince Americans otherwise.
If we've learned one lesson from the massacre in Tucson, it's that cause and effect are poor guides to explain human behavior.
The editors of the British Medical Journal recently concluded that a 1998 study ringing alarm bells on a possible connection between vaccines and autism was actually an "elaborate fraud." It is the culmination of a more than decade-long controversy in which the charge was initially and frighteningly plausible, then embattled, then discredited by large-scale studies.
I am on a trip sponsored by the ONE Campaign which is headed by U2's Bono. Bono was not along, to answer that question.