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Big Tobacco's woes

Mar 28, 2006
An independent consulting company has ruled that tobacco companies have lost a significant chunk of their market, and the 1998 $246 billion settlement they reached with states is partly to blame. The companies have been paying the states, but some provisions of the agreement have helped reduce the cash they fork over, and this latest ruling relates to one of those. Kai talks with Helen Palmer from the Health Desk at WGBH.
Posted In: Health

Baby boon

Mar 28, 2006
Ever since the first test tube baby 28 years ago, the use of fertility treatments has become common. But they haven't become any cheaper. A while ago, we told you about a program that grants the cost of a fertility cycle to would-be parents who can't afford it. Lisa Napoli followed one couple who was chosen to participate.
Posted In: Health

What's the price for a human egg?

Mar 28, 2006
Fertility clinics routinely pay women thousands of dollars for donating eggs, but if a scientist wants eggs for research -- to create new human stem cells, for instance -- well, that's more complicated. Allan Coukell reports.
Posted In: Health

Life insurance for prostate-cancer survivors

Mar 27, 2006
The Hartford insurance company has started offering policies to men over 60 with prostate cancer -- something that once would have been impossible. Tess Vigeland reports.
Posted In: Health

Leveling the playing field in the classroom?

Mar 27, 2006
Government agencies are seeking to apply Title IX, the gender-equality law that revolutionized sports for women, to academic departments. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Sports

Mad-cow meeting is on in Japan

Mar 27, 2006
Officials with the US Department of Agriculture are in Japan, trying to convince that government that American beef is safe to eat and should be allowed back on menus in Japanese restaurants. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Canada, Health

Money Secrets

Mar 25, 2006
What money secrets are you hiding from your significant other? Money Magazine's Ellen McGirt reveals all's not so fair in love and finances.

The next NFL commish

Mar 24, 2006
ESPN.com editor Michael Knisley talks to host Scott Jagow about the challenges facing the successor to outgoing NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue.
Posted In: Sports

End of an NFL era

Mar 23, 2006
National Football League Commissioner Paul Tagliabue has announced he will retire in July. Sports business expert David Carter talks about Tagliabue's impact on the league with host Mark Austin Thomas.
Posted In: Sports

Bird flu and American schools

Mar 23, 2006
The US government is urging schools to prepare for a bird flu pandemic . . . just in case. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

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