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Global Politics

Conditions in Haiti still desperate'

It's ten months since a powerful earthquake struck Haiti. Conditions for many are still desperate. Violence, particularly against women, is on the rise. These are the findings of a report by Refugees International. Lisa Mullins talks with Melanie Teff.

Conflict & Justice

Casualties of Libya's civil war

Gaddafi is taking the fight to the opposition in both western and eastern Libya. There are no reliable casualty figures but we know they must be high. America Abroad senior correspondent Sean Carberry saw for himself at a hospital in the city of Ajdebia.

Health & Medicine

One surgeon suggests health care decisions in America are too often dictated by money

Most consumers want value for their money. When we buy a house or a car, we shop carefully and thoroughly — and there are rules and regulations governing the information a seller must provide to the buyer. But not so for the medical industry. In many cases, hospitals and doctors deliberately keep the true cost of medical procedures a closely-held secret. Can this unfair and outdated system ever be changed?

Arts, Culture & Media

Soft food and obesity

A Harvard anthropologist says soft food is sabotaging the battle against obesity. He argues that the modern diet is too over-processed and spongy. Anchor Marco Werman gets the story from The World's science correspondent David Kohn.