Health & Medicine

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Health & Medicine

Myanmar trial update

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's Jonathan Head about the trial of Aung Sung Suu Kyi. The Burmese opposition leader is charged with violating the terms of her house arrest. The prosecution wrapped up its case today.

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Nuclear isotope shortage

The shutdown of nuclear reactors in Canada and Holland has created a severe shortage in medical isotopes used in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and other ailments. The World's Laura Lynch looks at what the shortage means for patients.

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Mammograms around the world

Most women should start regular breast cancer screening at age 50, not 40, according to new U.S. guidelines. International guidelines also start at age 50. Jeb Sharp talks with David Dershaw at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. From PRI's The World.

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US military role in Haiti

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Colonel Brian Reno, director of the Contingency Response Cell at the 618th Tanker Airlift Control Center. The Control Center is coordinating the airlift efforts for the humanitarian response in Haiti.