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Iodide pill is hot commodity as nuclear concerns escalate

Mar 15, 2011
Fires at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant have caused a run on potassium iodide tablets, one method of protection from exposure to radiation. But many are finding the tablets hard to come by.
Posted In: Health

Apple store becomes hub in Tokyo

Mar 15, 2011
Interesting news from an anonymous Apple employee sent to Digg founder Kevin Rose. Apparently people stranded from the disaster in Japan are...
Posted In: apple, business, Health, Japan, world

The complications of health reform's accountable care organizations

Mar 11, 2011
The health reform law will be encouraging doctors, hospitals and insurance companies to work together in caring for Medicare patients through what are called accountable care organizations. But will they work?
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FDA approves first new lupus drug in 50 years

Mar 10, 2011
The drug will treat only a small number of people, but is still expected to reach blockbuster status, with $2 billion in annual sales.
Posted In: Health, Science

Guinea Pig Nation: Russia's booming business in clinical trials

Mar 9, 2011
Pharmaceutical companies are flocking to the country to test their drugs. Participants are plentiful and trials move more quickly than in the West.
Posted In: Health, Russia

Maine gets health care law waiver

Mar 9, 2011
The state of Maine will not have to adhere to the law's Medical Loss Ratio, which requires insurers to spend 80 percent of premiums on actual care. The state argued the law would destabilize its health insurance market. The waiver could open the door to other states looking for a pass.
Posted In: Health

Facebook builds mechanism to respond to suicide threats

Mar 9, 2011
Facebook has built a page for reporting suicidal content that people see on the site. It's a form where you fill in the url where you spotted it,...
Posted In: Facebook, Health, policy, privacy, social media, suicide

Need new skin? A new kidney? Just print one

Mar 7, 2011
Scientists are making strides in a field called "bioprinting." They're using essentially the same technology you use on your home printer to apply new skin to people. And they're working on printing entire three-dimensional functioning organs.
Posted In: Health, Science

Bioprinting in action

Mar 4, 2011
On Monday's show we talk about advances in bioprinting. It's the technique of printing new skin cells using a regular old ink jet cartridge. Or of...
Posted In: bioprinting, Health, printing, Science

Twitter harvesting the Charlie Sheen Crazy Dollars

Mar 4, 2011
Check this out. So Charlie Sheen goes nuts and starts talking about how he's "winning". Uses the term a lot. And it's hilarious because he's having...
Posted In: business, Charlie Sheen, Health, search, sorrow, Twitter, Web Culture

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