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Possible heart danger from ADHD drugs

Mar 22, 2006
An FDA panel says drugs that control attention deficit hyperactivity disorder -- Ritalin, Adderall, Concerta -- could be dangerous to the heart. Some 4 million Americans take them. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

Disturbing bird flu news

Mar 21, 2006
The Bush Administration predicts birds with the avian flu disease will be found in the United States this year.Meanwhile, the virus has evolved into two different human strains. Curt Nickisch reports.
Posted In: Health

Money and the Mind

Mar 18, 2006
Can the thrill of trading stocks match the high from doing drugs? A new study says yes. Bloomberg's Adam Levy explains the science behind money decisions.

Just Say No

Mar 18, 2006
Have you ever made a bet that changed the direction of your life? A group of friends have taken a vow of consumer celibacy: no new products for an entire year. From the Sustainability desk, Sarah Gardner reports.

The Job Files: Image consultant

Mar 17, 2006
In this week's installment we meet image consultant Samantha von Sperling, who teaches etiquette, interview skills and social skills. Did you know asparagus is to be eaten with the fingers?

Seeking solutions to water woes

Mar 16, 2006
Representatives from more than 100 countries gather today in Mexico City for the World Water Forum. They're trying to improve water access for the poor. In the Third World, bottled water is becoming a staple. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Canada, Health

High-priced coaches

Mar 16, 2006
As March Madness spreads across the nation, host Kai Ryssdal talks with business-of-sports analyst Diana Nyad about the trend of highly-paid college basketball coaches.
Posted In: Sports

A full-court press on online gambling

Mar 16, 2006
As March Madness betting kicks into high gear, a House committee considers a bill to block online gambling by barring banks and credit cards from processing gaming payments. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Sports, Washington

Healthnet in Mexico

Mar 15, 2006
Healthnet, California's third-largest health insurer, today launched some new plans aimed at Latinos. It will sell policies that allow individuals or families to see doctors in the US or in Mexico--where they'd pay less. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

Health insurance bill

Mar 15, 2006
Today the Senate Health Committee tackles a bill to make it easier for small businesses to offer health insurance coverage. But, as Helen Palmer reports, the bill has plenty of critics.
Posted In: Health, Washington