Health

  • March 16, 2006  

    NewsHour correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro of Twin Cities Public Television reports from India on the effort to reverse sterilization, one of India’s most common forms of birth control, for those who lost children in the tsunami. Continue reading

  • March 3, 2006  

    South Dakota, already the state with the strictest abortion regulations, has passed a controversial law that prevents doctors from performing an abortion except in cases where the mother’s life is in danger. Continue reading

  • March 2, 2006  

    The deadly H5N1 strain of the bird flu has infected poultry and wild fowl in Asia, Africa and Europe raising fears that it could spark a global pandemic if it becomes easily transmittable from human to human. Two health officials discuss the recent outbreaks. Continue reading

  • February 28, 2006  

    The Supreme Court heard arguments about a Vermont law that would limit contributions towards state election campaigns, and released a decision on the regulations on anti-abortion protests. Gwen Ifill talks to Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal about Tuesday’s action. Continue reading

  • February 27, 2006  

    Charity Hospital was the second-oldest continuously operating hospital in the United States until Katrina struck the Gulf Coast six months ago. Now, it operates from tents inside the New Orleans Convention Center. Susan Dentzer of the NewHour’s Health unit reports on the city’s struggling health care system. Continue reading

  • February 21, 2006  

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard challenges Tuesday to federal environmental laws and scheduled arguments on state abortion restrictions. Ray Suarez discusses the arguments as well as Justice Samuel Alito’s first day on the bench with Marcia Coyle. Continue reading

  • February 17, 2006  

    Gulf Coast residents who fled to Houston, Texas after Hurricane Katrina found emergency housing but are now facing problems receiving help from the federal government months after the storm. Continue reading

  • February 16, 2006  

    In an effort to help people cope with higher costs and declining coverage, President Bush has proposed greatly expanding the use of health savings accounts with high deductibles. Following a background report on the president’s proposal, two guests offer differing opinions on how to fix America’s health care system. Continue reading

  • February 14, 2006  

    The decision by many pharmaceutical companies to conduct clinical drug trials in India, a country with a large number of scientists, doctors and patients has sparked an ethical debate over whether the trials will benefit the participants, many of them who are poor and cannot afford medical attention otherwise. Continue reading

  • February 14, 2006  

    Hospital officials in Corpus Christi, Texas, said Harry Whittington, who was accidentally shot by Vice President Dick Cheney, has birdshot in or near his heart, which caused him to suffer a mild heart attack. Jeffrey Brown reports on the story. Continue reading