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HIV awareness in India

Dec 1, 2005
The world's second most populous country is marking World AIDS Day today by trying to raise awareness about the disease... with cell phones. 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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AIDS in China

Dec 1, 2005
China's millions of migrant workers are the target of China's latest effort to raise awareness about HIV/Aids. Today, on World Aids Day, the government launched a campaign to educate migrant workers about the disease. Ruth Kirchner reports from Beijing.
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Not a fun week at Merck

Nov 28, 2005
Merck's announced plan to cut 7000 jobs isn't a shock - their stock dropped big time after they withdrew Vioxx, and potentially huge legal damages are on the horizon. Helen Palmer has more from the Health Desk at WGBH.
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Big week for Merck

Nov 28, 2005
A new round of Vioxx proceedings is expected to begin today and tomorrow in state and federal court. Helen Palmer looks at what's at stake for Merck.
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Dance dance revolution, baby

Nov 28, 2005
Parents may worry kids hooked on video games may not be getting enough exercise. But a new generation of video "exergames" looks to change that. Helen Palmer reports.
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A future lost

Nov 25, 2005
A bill setting up an asbestos victims' trust fund is scheduled to come before Congress next January at the earliest. Reporter Meghan Daum talked with one family for whom it's too little, too late.
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Goodbye discount cards

Nov 24, 2005
The government's new Medicare drug benefit program is prompting big pharmaceutical companies to discontinue their discount drug programs. From the Health Desk at WGBH, Helen Palmer reports.
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The diabetes effect

Nov 24, 2005
Diabetes not only impacts the health of millions of Americans, it's also taking a toll on the local economies where it's most prevalent. Andrea Gardner explains.
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New rule, Brittania

Nov 23, 2005
Fat people will now be denied certain kinds of operations to cut costs in Britain's state-run National Health Service. Patient groups condemn the decision as callous and unfair. From London, Stephen Beard reports.
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