Health & Medicine

These stories range from personal to public health, from medical research to the practices and business of health care

Health & Medicine

The fight is on over e-cigarettes

Electronic cigarette ads are on TV. New York City is restricting e-smoking in the same way as it restricts tobacco smoking. And government data indicates that 10 percent of high school students have tried e-cigs. Now, researchers are racing to figure out how they will impact public health.

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Guam loves Spam

The US Pacific Island territory of Guam is notable not just for its US military bases; Guam is also the world's leading consumer per capita, of Spam. The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports about the Guamanian craze for processed meat.

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Discriminating dollars

A U.S. federal appeals court has ruled that American paper money discriminates against the blind; Jos Eijsermans explains to anchor Lisa Mullins how many other countries' currencies have been adapted to help the visually impaired.

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Poverty and poor health

A new report by the World Health Organization focuses on the social factors -- like poverty and unemployment -- that determine people's health. Lisa Mullins speaks with Michael Marmot, chair of the WHO's Commission on Social Determinants of Health.

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South Koreans back on beef wagon

South Koreans took to the streets a few months ago to protest lifting the ban on American beef. Not any more. Jason Strother reports from Seoul on how Koreans' sudden enthusiasm for American beef makes one wonder what all the fuss was about.