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FDA restaurant report

Jun 2, 2006
Government food regulators are expected to release a report today calling on restaurants to give caloric information on their menus. Scott Tong has more.
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Fight against AIDS continues

May 30, 2006
After 25 years the spread of AIDS seems to be slowing. But 40 million people are infected with HIV, and unprecedented resources are being spent to keep fighting it. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Canada, Health
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FDA approves sale of Merck's shingles vaccine

May 26, 2006
The Food and Drug Administration has approved a shingles vaccine for older Americans that was developed by the drug company Merck. Hillary Wicai reports.
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Inventors beware: Take good notes

May 24, 2006
After nearly two decades, the man who invented coronary stents may finally get his due. The device used regularly in heart surgeries has made billions, but Atlanta dentist Henry Wall hasn't seen a dime of it. Emily Kopp reports.
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Had any brain-altering stimulants today?

May 23, 2006
Commentator Peter Coy says that the use of performance-enhancing drugs in the workplace is on the rise — and that it could drastically alter the business world.
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World Health Assembly

May 22, 2006
Health officials from across the globe gather in Geneva today for a week-long meeting to decide how the World Health Organization should spend its biannual $3 billion budget. Helen Palmer reports.
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Almost a great day for Merck

May 18, 2006
An FDA panel today approved Merck's vaccine to control human papillomavirus. The new drug could prevent cervical cancer and save 300,000 lives a year. But can it cure some of Merck's Vioxx headaches? Helen Palmer reports.
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Drug courts offer rehab, not punishment

May 18, 2006
Despite tight budgets, politicians are throwing money at courts that provide rehabilitation for drug offenders. Jeff Tyler travels to Orange County, Calif., to find out if it's money well spent.
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Cervical cancer vaccine

May 18, 2006
Looking to move past the Vioxx controversy, Merck hopes an advisory panel convening today will recommend that the FDA approve the drug maker's experimental vaccine against cervical cancer. Lisa Napoli reports.
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Hospitals going green

May 17, 2006
Hospitals are increasingly building their facilities with the environment in mind. Not just because it's the right thing to do, but because they can save money. Shia Levitt reports.
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