Health

  • August 5, 2011    

    For this week’s Science Nation, Miles O’Brien reports on a neuroanatomist who is using real brains to build three-dimensional brain maps. Neuroanatomist Jacopo Annese, director of the brain observatory at University of California, Los Angeles, collects and slices up brains … Continue reading

  • August 5, 2011    

    Each week the NewsHour’s global health unit highlights what’s new in the Twitterverse from the world of health and development. Follow us on Twitter at NewsHourGlobal. View “Weekly Twitter Round Up” on Storify

  • August 5, 2011  

    In India, parental surrogacy is often less complicated and costly than having a surrogate in the United States. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro explores the ethics of outsourcing surrogacy in the second of two reports about Indian women who are paid to bear children for infertile Western couples. Continue reading

  • August 4, 2011    

    Indian surrogate mothers. Photo by Fred de Sam Lazaro Thursday on the NewsHour, you’ll see an excerpt of the film “Made in India,” which documents the journey of an infertile American couple and their Indian surrogate. It’s part of our … Continue reading

  • August 4, 2011    

    Medicare is one of the programs that may be targeted for funding cuts. Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images At least one sector of the economy seems to have boycotted the national sigh of relief that accompanied the 11th-hour debt deal … Continue reading

  • August 4, 2011    

    Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta. File photo by Getty Images. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta will hold his first press conference Thursday since he took on the head the job at the Pentagon after the retirement of Robert Gates earlier … Continue reading

  • August 4, 2011  

    In “Made in India,” filmmakers Rebecca Haimowitz and Vaishali Sinha follow the journey of an infertile Texas couple and the Indian surrogate who gives birth to their children. This excerpt is part of The Economist Film Project series of independently produced films aired in partnership between The Economist and the NewsHour. Continue reading

  • August 3, 2011    

    Cholera patient in Haiti. Photo by American Red Cross. A tropical storm bearing down on Haiti threatens to make daily life more miserable for tens of thousands homeless still living in tent camps and could deepen the cholera epidemic that … Continue reading

  • August 3, 2011    

    From the film, “Made in India,” by Rebecca Haimowitz and Vaishali Sinha. On Thursday’s NewsHour, we feature an excerpt of the film “Made in India,” which documents the journey of an infertile American couple, an Indian surrogate and the reproductive … Continue reading

  • August 2, 2011    

    It seems like a simple idea: create new marketplaces called “exchanges” where consumers can comparison shop for health insurance, sort of like shopping online for a hotel room or airline ticket. But, like almost everything else connected with the 2010 … Continue reading