May 18, 2012 The Wisconsin Division of Public Health noticed a strange uptick in hepatitis C to 24 cases a year recently, from eight, or so, earlier. Some of the infections were bad enough to cause people to seek treatment in emergency rooms. An investigation revealed many cases were linked to drug abuse.
Dr. Paul J. Pockros, a liver specialist at Scripps Green Hospital in San Diego, talks with hepatitis C patient Loretta Roberts in Jan. 2011.
May 18, 2012 More than 2 million baby boomers in the U.S. are thought to be infected with hepatitis C. But most don't know it. So the federal government is proposing they get blood test for the virus. The current guidelines call for a test only when someone is known to be at risk.
December 15, 2011 Are chimpanzees necessary for biomedical research in the U.S.? Considering today's long-awaited report on this question from the National Academies, anthropologist Barbara J. King suggests the answer is "no," and that "biomedical apes" deserve retirement.
June 22, 2011 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the Political Junkie and the future of hepatitis C treatment. In the second hour, the effect of new cigarette warning labels, and the baseball documentary, Catching Hell.
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