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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Poultry fears in China

Nov 23, 2005
New outbreaks of bird flu have triggered restrictions on poultry imports in Hong Kong, and poultry sales are way down. Ruth Kirchner reports.

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Shhhhhhhhhh

Nov 22, 2005
New research excessive noise is bad for both hospital workers and patients. Helen Palmer reports.

Black box warnings

Nov 18, 2005
A new report out shows doctors frequently ignore so-called "black box" warnings on medications that include serious side effects. Helen Palmer reports.

NIH Disclosure

Oct 31, 2005
Monday is the deadline for employees and researchers at the National Institutes of Health to disclose all stock holdings to prevent potential conflicts of interest. Rachel Dornhelm reports.