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Evaluating the costs, benefits of new cancer-fighting drugs

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Evaluating the costs, benefits of new cancer-fighting drugs

In Wednesday's show, we look at a new cancer drug, Avastin, which can reportedly extend patients' lives. But there is a public debate about how much medical care should be made available at the end of life. Henry Aaron, a senior fellow and noted health care expert with the Brookings Institution in Washington DC, joins Martin Savidge to discuss the issue.

Posted: November 25, 2009 13:00   Comments: 25
Rights group says terminally ill suffer needlessly in India

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Rights group says terminally ill suffer needlessly in India

This week Human Rights Watch released "Unbearable Pain," an extensive report on palliative care in India. The organization believes that denying pain relief to terminally ill patients violates a basic health care right, and that the Indian government should require hospitals to provide morphine. Watch the multimedia feature and read our Q&A with the report's lead researcher.

Posted: October 30, 2009 13:32   Comments: 0
World governments try to fast-track H1N1 flu vaccine

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World governments try to fast-track H1N1 flu vaccine

According to the World Health Organization, the H1N1 flu virus has killed just under 1,500 people worldwide. Right now, it is spreading through India's sizeable population. Dr. Martin Blaser of New York University's School of Medicine discusses the risks of the flu pandemic from a global perspective.

Posted: August 13, 2009 13:05   Comments: 0
Cuba provides free health care without the worry

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Cuba provides free health care without the worry

Apropos of the current health care debate in the United States: What happens when a government you happen not to approve of does some good things? The case in point is Cuba, writes Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner, where the level of health care is startling.

Posted: June 26, 2009 09:38   Comments: 33
Canada’s free health care comes with long lines

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Canada’s free health care comes with long lines

Though Canada's universal health care model has effectively cut administrative costs, the system comes with flaws -- long lines have sent some Canadians to private clinics.

Posted: January 29, 2009 13:29   Comments: 15
Canada’s hospitals cut the paperwork, emphasize care

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Canada’s hospitals cut the paperwork, emphasize care

Canada has worked to cut administrative costs attached to medical care. Now, basic health care is universal and, in most parts of the country, free -- and remarkably little paperwork is involved.

Posted: January 28, 2009 14:27   Comments: 10
FDA failures contribute to spread of contaminated drugs

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FDA failures contribute to spread of contaminated drugs

Since the 1930s, heparin has helped save the lives of millions of dialysis and surgery patients. Then, in 2006, Chinese suppliers of the drug’s basic material contaminated it with a mysterious ingredient. Patients began to die.

Posted: December 17, 2008 15:31   Comments: 12
Cholera claims more than 560 lives in Zimbabwe

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Cholera claims more than 560 lives in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe declared a national emergency due to a cholera outbreak. Since August, at least 12,546 cases have been reported, according to the U.N.

Posted: December 5, 2008 15:56   Comments: 1
Coffee producers lead fight against cancer in Nicaragua

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Coffee producers lead fight against cancer in Nicaragua

Cervical cancer is the number one killer of women in Latin America, but Nicaraguan women are finding hope with the help of the country's top export -- coffee.

Posted: December 1, 2008 11:25   Comments: 19
India to open medical facility in Mexico

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India to open medical facility in Mexico

An Indian hospital group announced plans to set up facilities in Mexico that will treat patients from the U.S.

Posted: November 12, 2008 16:22   Comments: 0

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