healthcare

Conflict & Justice

Britain's health care system

The World's Laura Lynch reports on Britain's National Health Service, which is often dragged into the US debate over health care reform. Critics in the United States call the system inefficient, but many Britons defend the NHS.

Global Politics

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.

Global Politics

Touch screen production proves toxic

Touch screens may be fun to use, but making them is another story. In at least one Chinese factory that produces them, workers were exposed to a toxic solvent that was used without proper safety equipment. Host Jeb Sharp speaks with Kathleen McLaughlin.