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AMA: Insurance consolidation = higher premiums

Apr 18, 2006
A new study from the American Medical Association finds that consolidation in the health insurance industry has led to higher premiums for consumers. Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Health

Low-cost malaria treatment

Apr 14, 2006
Malaria is one of the developing world's deadliest diseases, but Helen Palmer reports on a new partnership between the private and non-profit sectors to develop a low-cost treatment.
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First Massachusetts, now Texas?

Apr 14, 2006
The Lone Star State is home to the nation's largest percentage of full-time workers without health insurance. As part of efforts to change that, Texas Gov. Rick Perry has proposed offering businesses an incentive to provide employees with health coverage. Ben Philpott has more.
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The Vioxx effect

Apr 13, 2006
The legal troubles of the once popular pain medication have sapped investor enthusiasm for drug company shares. Cheryl Glaser reports.
Posted In: Health, Investing

Trans fats across the globe

Apr 13, 2006
A new report concludes MacDonald's fries in much of the US contain considerably more harmful trans fats than Mickey D's popular potatoes in other parts of the world. Ashley Milne-Tyte tells us why.
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The Massachusetts health plan - how will it work?

Apr 12, 2006
Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney has signed a bill guaranteeing almost all Massachusetts residents health insurance. But the governor vetoed a key portion of the bill: A fine for businesses that don't provide health insurance. Helen Palmer reports on how, and if, this plan can be put into action.
Posted In: Economy, Health

Massachusetts governor set to sign health plan

Apr 12, 2006
Gov. Mitt Romney is expected to sign a bill into law today providing nearly all Massachusetts residents with health insurance. But as Helen Palmer reports, not everyone is happy.
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Mad cow? Bird flu? We've got a joke for you

Apr 7, 2006
A cow, a chicken and a pig walk into a bar. The bartender says, Can I see some ID? Amy Scott provides the punch line . . . .
Posted In: Health, Washington

Junk food could get held back

Apr 6, 2006
A bill introduced in Congress would effectively ban the sale of junk food in public schools. If approved, students might have to go someplace other than the cafeteria vending machine to get their Cheetos. Sarah Gardner reports.
Posted In: Health, Washington

A little benzene with that soda?

Apr 6, 2006
The FDA has found benzene, a cancer-causing chemical, in a number of soft drinks. But the agency says there's nothing to worry about. A watchdog group is contesting the agency's findings and methods. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health, Washington

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