Brenda WilsonBrenda Wilson is a Science Desk Correspondent and Editor for National Public Radio. Based in Washington, Wilson reports on national and international public health, legislation, the White House, and current political and social issues.
Gedwyn Power smokes a menthol cigarette in Miami in late March. On Friday, an expert panel will wrap up deliberations about advice to the Food and Drug Aministration on whether to ban menthol as a cigarette additive.
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A person who relies on the AIDS Drug Assistance Program marches to protest millions of dollars in cuts to lifesaving AIDS services proposed by California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, June 5, 2009. States are facing increasing demand for AIDS treatment, but little new money is available.
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Mike Kasavich, a lifelong coal miner, exits "the hole" after a 10-hour morning shift at the Mathies coal mine in western Pennsylvania. Black lung disease is increasing among miners, yet they are struggling to get disability reimbursement for the illness.
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