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Faith-based insurance

Dec 5, 2005
With millions of Americans lacking health insurance, more are turning to alternatives -- including, for some, Christian health cooperatives. But as Hillary Wicai reports, not everyone's thrilled with this leap of faith.
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Blowing the whistle on Mentor

Dec 5, 2005
Silicone breast implants are stirring up controversy again. An ex-employee of implant maker Mentor claims the company misrepresented safety data and chose not to fix a problem with their implants. From the Health Desk at WGBH, Helen Palmer reports.
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Breast cancer device

Dec 5, 2005
Researchers are working to lower breast cancer rates by giving women a low-cost, at-home diagnostic tool to help them locate tumors. Aries Keck reports.
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The state of bird flu

Dec 5, 2005
President Bush invites state officials to the White House today to discuss bird flu preparedness. As Gretchen Cook reports, what states really want to talk about is money.
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Oh, great: Vaccine knockoffs

Dec 2, 2005
China's long been criticized for allowing the sale of pirated goods --from music and DVDs to handbags and designer clothing. Now add to that list... Bird flu vaccine. Helen Palmer reports from the Health Desk at WGBH.
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Songhua River blues

Dec 2, 2005
Today the head of China's environmental protection administration resigned, three weeks after a chemical plant explosion in that country sent toxic benzene into the Songhua River. Beijing Bureau Chief Jocelyn Ford reports.
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How safe is nanotechnology?

Dec 2, 2005
A new Web site offers a clearinghouse of information for consumers concerned about the safety of nanotechnology. Janet Babin reports.
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'Nano-diet'

Dec 2, 2005
Researchers are developing a new obesity treatment that would use nano-particles to trick the body into eating less. Helen Palmer reports.
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Viral marketing

Dec 1, 2005
AIDS activists in India warn that the disease could spread dramatically if the government doesn't increase awareness. India's solution taps its business strengths: software skills and connectivity. From New Delhi, Miranda Kennedy reports.
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Genetic test standards

Dec 1, 2005
Genetic policy watchdogs are calling on the government to set standards for the growing number of genetic tests offered to consumers. Helen Palmer has more.
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