Health

Pages

Medicaid to Medicare

Feb 15, 2006
Today the federal government stops reimbursing states that picked up the tab during the Medicare prescription drug debacle earlier this year. Amy Scott repots on whether states have succeeded in moving eligible seniors off Medicaid rolls and into the new program.
Posted In: Health

Managing cancer

Feb 14, 2006
A new book out says that in the future, cancer will be a manageable disease, not unlike diabetes. But as Helen Palmer reports, managing cancer won't be affordable for everyone.
Posted In: Health

Flu season update

Feb 13, 2006
The Centers for Disease Control report flu rates this year are down, compared to last year. Does that mean fewer sick days for employees and more productive businesses? Helen Palmer takes a look.
Posted In: Health

The Ritalin Generation

Feb 9, 2006
Many of today's college students have grown up with a personal knowledge of ADD drugs. There's even a name for them: "The Ritalin Generation." Some students are abusing these medications, either for study aids or for a good time. Youth Radio's Michelle Jarboe reports from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she says there is a thriving black market for ADD drugs.
Posted In: Health

Bird flu comes to Africa

Feb 9, 2006
Two more cases of bird flu have been confirmed in Nigeria. This comes a day after the first outbreak of the H5N1 virus was reported in Africa. There are worries that sub-Saharan Africa lacks the infrastructure to deal with a massive health crisis. Helen Palmer has the story.
Posted In: Canada, Health

The FDA and ADD

Feb 8, 2006
Senator Chuck Grassley is charging that the Food and Drug Administration isn't regulating prescription drugs for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD). His remarks come as two FDA advisory panels prepare to meet to discuss ADD drugs. Helen Palmer has the story.
Posted In: Health

Asbestos lawsuits bill

Feb 7, 2006
The Senate is set to vote today on whether to consider a bill to halt asbestos lawsuits. The bill's prompted intense lobbying and many observers don't expect it to pass. Eric Niiler reports on what happens next, if and when the bill dies.
Posted In: Economy, Health

WTO on GMOs

Feb 7, 2006
The US, Canada, and Argentina have all complained to the World Trade Organization about the EU's policy on genetically modified food. As Helen Palmer reports, today the WTO said Europe's policy will have to change.
Posted In: Health

Health rationing

Feb 7, 2006
Soaring costs mean that the financial health of Medicare is deteriorating quickly. Commentator and health policy expert Jonathan Weiner says major surgery may be in order.
Posted In: Health

'Frankenfoods' ruling

Feb 7, 2006
The World Trade Organization is expected to rule today on a dispute between Europe and the US over genetically modified foods. Helen Palmer looks at what's at stake.
Posted In: Health

Pages