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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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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


New cancer treatments target disease-causing mutations

3/1/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioHARI SREENIVASAN: Some cutting-edge research is giving new hope to cancer patients. Researchers are zeroing in on the causes of specific cancers and are finding dramatically different ways to fight the disease. To explain the latest findings, I’m joined by Dr. David Hyman, an oncologist with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center here in New York. So, as we talk about cancer, as we talk about hope, let’s just kind of clarify, what is the current way we...

Duration: 00:04:03


Will the White House hit their health care enrollment goal?

2/13/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSWhat’s the most important cost to consider when picking a health plan? Poll: Congress should restore insurance subsidies if Supreme Court rules against them Advocates seek greater privacy protections for HealthCare.gov JUDY WOODRUFF: Sunday marks the deadline for enrolling in the state and federal health exchanges this year. The push is on once again to get people to sign up. There are signs that perhaps more than 10 million will enroll, fewer...

Duration: 00:06:31


Ebola efforts shift from keeping up with new cases to eliminating the epide

2/11/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSU.S. withdrawing most troops fighting Ebola in West Africa West Africa studies for two possible Ebola vaccines just weeks away WHO contemplates reforms after admitting missteps on Ebola JUDY WOODRUFF: President Obama announced today that the U.S. will be bring back nearly all of the 2,800 troops fighting Ebola in West Africa, while calling last year’s outbreak of the disease a wakeup call to the world. Jeff is back with that. JEFFREY BROWN: The...

Duration: 00:05:40


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


News Wrap: First large-scale Ebola vaccine trials begin in Liberia

2/2/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio GWEN IFILL: The latest winter storm dumped fresh misery across New England today, after pounding on the Plains and Midwest. Well over a foot of snow fell in the Chicago area and around the Great Lakes region. A number of schools canceled Monday classes. As the storm pushed east, New York State and New England braced for the blow, with more than a foot forecast for Boston. Mayor Marty Walsh said plows are still clearing last week’s big snow. MAYOR MARTY...

Duration: 00:05:25


Tracing the origins of the anti-vaccine movement

2/2/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSYou could get the measles even if you get vaccinated Measles outbreak sparks fear of resurgent diseases ‘Completely avoidable’: Vaccination could have prevented Disneyland outbreak GWEN IFILL: The measles outbreak in the United States has now infected more than 100 people in just over a month. There have been no deaths, but cases have been reported in 14 states, with the overwhelming number in California, where public health officials believe...

Duration: 00:04:03


Opting out of vaccination is ‘recipe for outbreak’

2/2/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSYou could get the measles even if you get vaccinated Measles outbreak sparks fear of resurgent diseases ‘Completely avoidable’: Vaccination could have prevented Disneyland outbreak GWEN IFILL: President Obama echoed the concerns of health officials yesterday when he said in an interview that children should be vaccinated. Joining me now is Patricia Stinchfield. She’s the director of infection prevention and control for the Children’s Hospital...

Duration: 00:05:05


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


Ebola doctor: ‘Tremendous strides’ in stemming the outbreak

1/21/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSWhat’s next in the global response to Ebola? Getting ‘to zero’ in the fight against Ebola Liberia and Guinea meet key targets in Ebola fight as Sierra Leone lags JUDY WOODRUFF: Now: taking stock of the continuing battle against the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa, from a leading worker and organizer who was there early on, and is about to return with an evolving mission. Jeffrey Brown has the story. JEFFREY BROWN: Ebola has killed more than...

Duration: 00:06:04


Connecting the classroom to promising health careers

1/20/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: Finally tonight: One of the perpetual challenges facing educators is finding way to make school relevant in the lives of students. A school in Oakland, California, has found success by designing lessons making those links much closer between the classroom and the working world. The NewsHour’s April Brown reports as part of our American Graduate project. It’s a public media initiative funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. WOMAN:...

Duration: 00:08:21


Facing widespread flu, health officials encourage antiviral drug use

1/13/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSWhat you need to know about this year’s elevated flu threat Ebola sounds scary, but these diseases are the real health threat More than 40 states see widespread flu infection JUDY WOODRUFF: No doubt about it, we’re in the middle of flu season, and this one is shaping up to be a particularly tough slog, possibly the worst since 2008. The Centers for Disease Control report that flu activity is widespread in 46 states. In fact, the only places...

Duration: 00:06:10


What’s next in the global response to Ebola?

1/6/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSWhat 2014 conflicts and challenges will carry over into the new year? Getting ‘to zero’ in the fight against Ebola Ebola fighters are TIME’s ‘Person of the Year’ GWEN IFILL: With the death toll in West Africa now over 8,000, government and humanitarian organizations are reassessing the most effective way to tackle the deadly Ebola virus. From launching new drug trials to building new clinics, the United Nations, the United States and...

Duration: 00:08:07


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

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