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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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Walgreens' dilemma

Dec 1, 2005
The chain drug store has found itself in the middle of the culture war over abortion. Now what's it going to do? Ashley Milne-Tyte has more.
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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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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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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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