Health

  • February 17, 2004  

    A study published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests that there may be a link between the use of antibiotics and breast cancer, the second leading cause of death among American women. Continue reading

  • February 16, 2004  

    Dr. Elias Zerhouni, director of the N.I.H., is spearheading efforts to speed up the time it takes for laboratory discoveries to be translated into new medical treatments and drugs. Susan Dentzer talks to Zerhouni and other researchers about the proposed changes at the NIH and their implications for medical research. Continue reading

  • February 13, 2004  

    The trainer for the San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds was among the people indicted earlier this week in a federal steroid sting. Spencer Michels looks at the challenges new sophisticated performance-enhancing drugs are presenting in policing the Olympics and professional sports leagues. Continue reading

  • February 12, 2004   BY Admin 

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the cancer drug Erbitux, which is at the center of the ImClone insider-trading scandal, for the treatment of colorectal cancer that has spread to other parts of the body. Continue reading

  • February 12, 2004  

    Researchers in South Korea on Thursday announced they succeeded in extracting stem cells from a cloned human embryo. Following a background report on the science behind the research, Margaret Warner and guests discuss the medical and ethical implications of this breakthrough. Continue reading

  • February 9, 2004  

    As President Bush touts positive economic indicators as part of his successful economic policy and Democrats warn of a jobless recovery, economists discuss the political implications of the state of the U.S. economy. Continue reading

  • February 4, 2004   BY Admin 

    Investigators intensified efforts Wednesday to identify the letter or parcel that brought the deadly poison ricin to a Senate mail room. Continue reading

  • February 4, 2004  

    The ricin scare drove senators to the House side of the Capitol as police and Marines continued to quarantine unopened mail in Senate offices. Margaret Warner discusses the most recent developments with Time magazine correspondent Elaine Shannon. Continue reading

  • February 3, 2004   BY Admin 

    Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist said Tuesday a definitive test confirmed that the white powder found in the mail room of his office was the deadly poison ricin, prompting the closure of three Senate office buildings. Continue reading

  • February 3, 2004   BY Admin 

    A white powder discovered in a mail room in the Dirksen Senate office building has tested positive for the deadly toxin ricin, U.S. Capitol police said Monday night. Continue reading