October 1, 2010 A federal court's decision on hormone-free milk labeling may stoke the debate over how to label genetically-engineered salmon. Is it OK to note that milk or fish aren't the products of genetic engineering?
Audrey Meadows and Jackie Gleason stand on the set of the TV series The Honeymooners. Who plays the insurer and who's the White House?
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October 1, 2010 As part of the new health law, officials published information on 4,000 individual insurance plans today. A health insurance trade group says the site is misleading. A government spokeswoman says that it holds insurance companies more accountable.
October 1, 2010 Robert Siegel talks with Susan Reverby, professor of women's studies at Wellesley College, about her discovery of a medical experiment conducted by U.S. government scientists in Guatemala in the 1940s. Reverby found that public health officials infected close to 700 Guatemalans with syphilis to see whether the disease could be prevented by penicillin. Reverby came across evidence of the experiment while researching the Tuskegee study.
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A microscopic closeup of tissue infected with the bacteria that cause syphilis.
October 1, 2010 A professor reveals a 64-year-old government-funded study in which subjects were deliberately infected and then treated with penicillin. But it is unclear whether they were cured.
October 1, 2010 The advances would help scientists reprogram adult cells without monkeying with the DNA at their core. The approach, though not a breakthrough, is more efficient than the techniques involving viruses that were developed by pioneers in the field.
Johnson & Johnson CEO William Weldon (left) and Colleen Goggins, chairman of the company's consumer unit, (right) testify at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing Thursday.
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September 30, 2010 Executives testified they would handle a recall of Motrin differently, if they had it to do over. A Food and Drug Administration said it wasn't aware of the surreptitious way the recall was carried out until long afterward.
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger OKed a bill that requires school districts to offer students free water.
September 30, 2010 California Gov. Schwarzenegger signed a bill that will require school districts to provide students with free drinking water where they eat. Supporters of the legislation say it will help combat obesity and improve students' performance.
Jason Middlebrook's Traveling Seeds can be found on the walls of Mount Sinai Hospital's Bone Marrow Transplant Unit in New York.
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September 30, 2010 For most people, hospitals can be pretty scary -- even if you're going there to get well. But the nonprofit Rx Art is trying to change that by bringing serious art into a hospital's most difficult spaces.
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Do you want fries with that health care plan?
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September 30, 2010 It's been widely publicized that the new health law would require businesses offering insurance to spend at least 80 percent of their funds on medical care and eliminate caps on coverage. But it takes a threat from McDonalds to get people talking.
September 30, 2010 The 2009 flu season was dominated by the global H1N1 pandemic that infected millions worldwide and sparked widespread vaccine shortages. Thomas Frieden, director of the CDC, and NPR's Joe Neel explain what health experts learned from the H1N1 outbreak, how to stay healthy in the 2010 flu season and the latest update on so-called drug resistant "super bugs."
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September 30, 2010 A second House hearing will zero in on Johnson & Johnson's handling of quality problems affecting children's medicines and adult-strength Motrin. A key question centers on whether the company hushed-up recalls of affected products.
Doctors could save lives by prescribing cheap beta blockers to surgery patients at risk of heart attacks.
September 29, 2010 A new study shows beta blockers cut the risk of a heart attack for patients at risk during surgery. The cost? $1 per patient. But only half of hospitals offer the drugs to at-risk patients.
Geochemist Gabriel Filippelli in an Indianapolis garden. Filippelli's research shows that many urban gardens may have soil contaminated with lead
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September 29, 2010 Soil in abandoned urban lots reclaimed by gardeners may be contaminated with lead, a toxic heavy metal. But gardening there can still be safe with the right testing and precautions.
September 29, 2010 Everyone seems to agree that health overhaul will do a pretty good job of getting insurance coverage for more people. And there's also agreement that it won't do much about the high cost of care.
September 29, 2010 The high rates of blood pressure among African-Americans have confounded doctors and scientists for years. Host Michel Martin speaks with Clarence Gravlee, an anthropologist at the University of Florida, who believes that bigotry against blacks is a primary factor driving up blood-pressure rates and genes don't play as big a role as many think.
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