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Doctor shortage on the horizon

Jun 15, 2006
A new report says the number of doctors graduating from medical school is not keeping pace with the health care needs of US patients. Why aren't people getting their MDs? Helen Palmer reports.
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AMA wants to slash sodium levels

Jun 14, 2006
The American Medical Association yesterday urged restaurants and food manufactures to cut their use of salt in half to help prevent high blood pressure and heart disease. Helen Palmer reports.
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Unapproved drugs, by prescription

Jun 9, 2006
Did you know that there are hundreds of unapproved prescription drugs on the market? Some pose a health threat. So now the Food and Drug Administration is cracking down. Helen Palmer reports.
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But can it get rid of the lampshade?

Jun 9, 2006
A French company is looking to bring to the United States its purported hangover cure. Stephen Beard reports on the product's claims . . . and its limitations.
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Hangover cure on the way

Jun 9, 2006
A French court has lifted the country's ban on a hangover cure said to work by quickly removing alcohol from the bloodstream. Now the makers of Security Feel Better are eager to step up sales. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada, Health

Wendy's gets leaner

Jun 8, 2006
The No. 3 US fast-food chain announced it's switching cooking oil to significantly reduce trans-fats in french fries and chicken items. But will customers like it? Helen Palmer reports.
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For science or profit?

Jun 7, 2006
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia plans to create a genetic database of over 100,000 children. The initiative raises questions about privacy and who should profit from such information. Helen Palmer reports.
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Hey, those are <em>our</em> ancient remedies!

Jun 7, 2006
American and European drug companies have filed thousands of patents on unorthodox treatments that have been used in India for centuries. Now, India is fighting back to protect its ancient intellectual property. Suzanne Marmion reports.
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Glaxo eyeing Pfizer consumer meds

Jun 6, 2006
Bidding is expected to close today for Pfizer's over-the-counter division. The top bidder so far is said to be pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline. Janet Babin reports.
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AIDS at 25

Jun 5, 2006
The disease has claimed 25 million lives and cost billions of dollars to fight and treat. Helen Palmer looks at what the next 25 years might bring.
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