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Disturbing bird flu news

Mar 21, 2006
The Bush Administration predicts birds with the avian flu disease will be found in the United States this year.Meanwhile, the virus has evolved into two different human strains. Curt Nickisch reports.
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Seeking solutions to water woes

Mar 16, 2006
Representatives from more than 100 countries gather today in Mexico City for the World Water Forum. They're trying to improve water access for the poor. In the Third World, bottled water is becoming a staple. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Canada, Health

Healthnet in Mexico

Mar 15, 2006
Healthnet, California's third-largest health insurer, today launched some new plans aimed at Latinos. It will sell policies that allow individuals or families to see doctors in the US or in Mexico--where they'd pay less. Helen Palmer reports.
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Health insurance bill

Mar 15, 2006
Today the Senate Health Committee tackles a bill to make it easier for small businesses to offer health insurance coverage. But, as Helen Palmer reports, the bill has plenty of critics.
Posted In: Health, Washington

China's rural healthcare crisis

Mar 14, 2006
The Chinese government is nervous about the growing gap between rich and poor. One of its promises is a huge increase in healthcare spending for farmers. Jocelyn Ford reports the plan looks good on paper, but there are skeptics.
Posted In: Canada, Health

Bird flu preparations

Mar 10, 2006
Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt warned states and municipalities to prepare now for a possible bird flu pandemic. But Curt Nickisch reports that some localities complain the feds need to pony up more money.
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The return of Tysabri?

Mar 9, 2006
A drug to treat multiple sclerosis is one step closer to returning to market despite concerns it could trigger a rare brain disease. Helen Palmer reports the debate over the drug may harbinger a shift in FDA regulatory policy.
Posted In: Health, Washington

Prescription for doctors: Admit mistakes

Mar 8, 2006
Physicians at Harvard's teaching hospitals have a new specialty to learn -- how to apologize. Dr. Atul Gawande, a surgeon at Harvard Medical School, says it's the right thing to do.
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Bellwether Vioxx trial

Mar 6, 2006
Opening arguments are scheduled today in the case of two men who each took Vioxx for more than two years and claim they suffered a heart attack as a result. Helen Palmer reports that the outcome of this trial could well determine the viability of other liability cases against the drug's maker, Merck.
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Celebrex study

Mar 2, 2006
We've all heard the charges that Vioxx can trigger heart attacks. Now comes word that rival pain reliever Celebrex may also exacerbate heart problems. Helen Palmer reports.
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