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The latest news, analysis and reporting about Health from the PBS NewsHour and its website, the feed is updated periodically with interviews, background reports and updates to put the news in a larger context.

The latest news, analysis and reporting about Health from the PBS NewsHour and its website, the feed is updated periodically with interviews, background reports and updates to put the news in a larger context.
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The latest news, analysis and reporting about Health from the PBS NewsHour and its website, the feed is updated periodically with interviews, background reports and updates to put the news in a larger context.

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Experimental therapy trains immune cells to hunt and kill blood cancers

3/17/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSNew cancer treatments target disease-causing mutations Will cancer-sniffing dogs lose their jobs to a machine? Can dogs be trained to detect the smell of cancer? JUDY WOODRUFF: Now to a promising medical story in the continuing fight against cancer. It’s about a big change in the world of oncology. These days, there’s growing interest, better results and more pharmaceutical dollars to develop immunotherapy, or using one’s immune system to...

Duration: 00:08:42


Health care of 8 million on the line as Supreme Court hears ACA case

3/4/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKS5 things to know about the Supreme Court case challenging Obamacare A look at the challenges threatening the health of Obamacare GOP divided over using budget process to derail Obamacare JUDY WOODRUFF: A major challenge to the health care law at the Supreme Court today. NewsHour contributor Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal was there. And this is the day everyone’s been waiting for. MARCIA COYLE, The National Law Journal: Big case, Judy....

Duration: 00:11:19


Why you shouldn’t RSVP to a ‘measles party’

2/10/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSVaccines, measles and science cause issues in 2016 Republican presidential primary ‘Completely avoidable’: Vaccination could have prevented Disneyland measles outbreak Tracing the origins of the anti-vaccine movement JUDY WOODRUFF: FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg today called the recent measles outbreak in the U.S. alarming and said the vaccine should be used by everyone who has not been vaccinated. More than 120 cases have been reported in...

Duration: 00:04:50


A push to use the human genome to make medicine more precise

1/30/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSConcierge Medicine: Greater access for a fee Drug smugglers have a new cargo: cheap prescription meds from Mexico 5 things to know about health care in 2015 JUDY WOODRUFF: The president laid out a plan for a new biomedical research initiative today, one aimed at finding targeted treatments for individuals. It’s called precision medicine, or more frequently referred to as personalized medicine. The plan calls for the National Institutes of...

Duration: 00:07:54


‘Completely avoidable’: Vaccination could have prevented Disneyland measles

1/25/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioHARI SREENIVASAN: U.S. health officials say the recent measles outbreak that began at Disneyland in Southern California continues to ripple across the nation. Approximately 100 cases have been reported so far. How great a risk does it pose? And what can be done to stop its spread? I spoke about this yesterday with Dr. Anthony Fauci. He is the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in Washington. So, Dr. Fauci, we know that...

Duration: 00:05:32


How should U.S. regulate powerful painkillers?

1/6/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSFor some wounded veterans, strong prescription drugs can be cause of more drugs New rule to ease safe disposal of unwanted prescription drugs Do you think you are paying a fair price for prescription drugs? JUDY WOODRUFF: Each day, 46 people die in this country after overdosing on prescription painkillers. In 2012 alone, the CDC says 259 million prescriptions were written for painkillers, enough to supply every American adult with a bottle of...

Duration: 00:08:06


Luck, not lifestyle, may be to blame for more cancers than previously thoug

1/2/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSNew study looks at immunotherapy to treat common cancers Home Run King Babe Ruth helped pioneer modern cancer treatment Can dogs be trained to detect the smell of cancer? HARI SREENIVASAN: Next: the role of chance, what we might call bad luck, in who gets cancer. Jeffrey Brown has our look. JEFFREY BROWN: According to a new study from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine published today in the journal “Science,” more cases of cancer...

Duration: 00:04:10


Rose Bowl opponents team up to raise awareness of rare blood disorder

12/31/2014
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSAs Rose Bowl shines spotlight on rare disease, here are three others that affect millions of Americans Genetic links to schizophrenia may open doors to better treatment Did the ALS ice bucket challenge take attention away from other, worthy charities? GWEN IFILL: Tomorrow, on one of college football’s biggest days, the focus will be on sport, but also on a very different kind of battle, the special challenges faced by those diagnosed with a...

Duration: 00:10:48


How one doctor is prescribing data to improve healthcare

12/31/2014
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSTurning technology into easy medical lifesavers What if an implantable device could tell you what medicines you need? Building literacy among the blind with a teen inventor’s Lego printer GWEN IFILL: Next: a second story looking at health care. It’s the latest in our Breakthrough series. Tonight: how one doctor is trying to use data to revamp the way he and his colleagues treat not-so-rare diseases. Special correspondent Jackie Judd reports....

Duration: 00:08:05


How a state’s choice on Medicaid expansion affects hospitals

12/26/2014
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSHow doctor-owned outpatient medical centers differ from hospitals Hospitals consider free healthcare for those who could not be insured High-deductible plans a ‘quiet revolution in health insurance’ JUDY WOODRUFF: The White House said this week that more than 6.4 million people have signed up for health insurance plans through the Affordable Care Act’s federal marketplace so far during this year’s open enrollment season. But even more people,...

Duration: 00:07:37


Why changes in health care costs vary widely around the U.S.

12/22/2014
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSFrom penalties to changing plans, get answers to your health care questions We answer your health care questions as open enrollment nears Good news for the Affordable Care Act in jobs reports JUDY WOODRUFF: Let’s turn to the latest on expanding health insurance coverage and the real costs for people. The law is called the Affordable Care Act. And while there’s been much attention on enrollment, there’s been less discussion about a key question,...

Duration: 00:05:36


Getting ‘to zero’ in the fight against Ebola

12/16/2014
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSEbola outbreak is latest example of globalization’s risk Liberia and Guinea meet key targets in Ebola fight as Sierra Leone lags Is an Ebola vaccine on the horizon? JUDY WOODRUFF: Now an update on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. As of yesterday, the World Health Organization reported nearly 18,500 confirmed cases in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea, with more than 6,800 deaths. And while a newly published study finds that the number of...

Duration: 00:08:46


For LA’s homeless, housing could be cure for chronic illness

12/12/2014
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSUsing Medicaid dollars to expand long-term care choices in Michigan Slipping through the system: Are mentally ill Americans getting adequate health care? Fixing the disconnect between Medicare and Medicaid to serve the most vulnerable Americans JUDY WOODRUFF: Since the federal health care law expanded Medicaid in some states, about seven million low-income Americans have gained new health insurance. But, in Los Angeles, health officials say...

Duration: 00:07:46


What you need to know about this year’s elevated flu threat

12/11/2014
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSInfographic: Hospitals vary widely on maternity care Using Medicaid dollars expand long-term care choices in Michigan Is an Ebola vaccine on the horizon? GWEN IFILL: Flu season has arrived, and doctors are warning it could be more severe than they thought. That’s partially because a strain of this year’s most common virus is not responding to this year’s vaccine, which could result in more hospitalizations and deaths. So far, the flu is only...

Duration: 00:03:50


Liberia and Guinea meet key targets in Ebola fight as Sierra Leone lags

12/1/2014
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSIs an Ebola vaccine on the horizon? CDC Director Frieden: We’re ‘nowhere near out of the woods’ with Ebola In Sierra Leone village, Ebola aid appears ‘too little, too late’ JUDY WOODRUFF: Finally tonight: the battle to contain Ebola in West Africa. The World Health Organization reported today that Liberia and Guinea have met two key targets. They’re now isolating 70 percent of those infected, and ensuring safe burials for 70 percent of those...

Duration: 00:06:04


Is an Ebola vaccine on the horizon?

11/27/2014
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSIn Sierra Leone village, Ebola aid appears ‘too little, too late’ How Nigeria has succeeded in containing Ebola Separating legitimate Ebola concerns from unnecessary fear JUDY WOODRUFF: Now to promising news in the search for an Ebola vaccine. Researchers from the National Institutes of Health and the pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline report that an experimental vaccine has been shown to be safe and,for the first time, to be successful in...

Duration: 00:05:23


Will labeling calorie counts on menus bring down America’s obesity rates?

11/25/2014
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSAppeal growing among kids, FDA cracks down on ‘wild west’ of e-cigarettes What can the food and beverage industry do to improve American health? FDA designs new smoking prevention ad strategy to target teens JUDY WOODRUFF: Let’s turn to a different story on the domestic front today, one that could affect many Americans and their dietary habits. The Food and Drug Administration announced new rules that require chain restaurants to list calorie...

Duration: 00:06:21


How does video of economist’s Affordable Care Act criticism hurt the law?

11/17/2014
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSSupreme Court will consider new Affordable Care Act challenge From penalties to changing plans, get answers to your health care questions We answer your health care questions as open enrollment nears Editor’s note: The video of Jonathan Gruber and reaction to his statements were edited from the original broadcast due to online rights restrictions. It was not an editorial decision to delete them. You can see the Gruber video here, and President...

Duration: 00:08:17


Massachusetts town mulls nation’s first total tobacco ban

11/16/2014
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioWILLIAM BRANGHAM: The town of Westminster, Massachusetts — population 7,300 — is a small, quiet community about an hour west of Boston. When the local health board holds meetings, it usually happens here in this room, where you can get advice about things like septic tanks and mosquito control. But not on this day. This meeting Wednesday night had to be moved to the local elementary school because the town is up in arms. MAN: You people make me sick! WILLIAM...

Duration: 00:08:02


CDC director Frieden: We’re ‘nowhere near out of the woods’ with Ebola

11/14/2014
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSEbola outbreak is latest example of globalization’s risks In Sierra Leone village, Ebola aid appears ‘too little, too late’ 12 steps to safely bury Ebola victims HARI SREENIVASAN: Now: the continuing fight to combat Ebola. Hospital officials in Omaha, Nebraska, are preparing for a new case this weekend. The patient is a surgeon who is a national from Sierra Leone and a permanent resident of the United States. He reportedly was infected while...

Duration: 00:05:28

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