The number of prescriptions and doctors elderly Americans have to keep track of is daunting, which is where geriatric specialists step in. But just as millions head into old age, the number of experts is in decline. Caitlan Carroll reports.
Yesterday, the FDA finalized stricter rules for doctors who advise the agency and have financial ties to pharmaceutical companies. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports the FDA wants to prevent conflicts of interest.
The United Nations says fewer people are dying of AIDS, and more are getting medication to treat HIV. But it says more money is needed for treatment and prevention. Kai Ryssdal talks with Jon Cohen, who's been covering the issue for Science magazine.
A bill that would give the FDA power to regulate tobacco products cleared the House and will be taken up by the Senate in the fall. What would the measure mean for the tobacco industry? Steve Henn reports.
A new health bill would help give mandated sick leave to the 40 percent of California employees without it. Health groups say focusing on prevention of illness could help lower health care costs. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
The Los Angeles City Council has passed a year-long ban on new fast food chains going into South Los Angeles, one of the city's most obese neighborhoods. But not everyone is happy about the ordinance. Renita Jablonski has more.
Whether you crave one that's glazed, cream-filled or you can't stand them at all, donuts tend to come out on top in a down economy. Scott Jagow talks about a sweet world with Paul Mullins, who wrote a book on donuts.