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Sacrificing Sleep Makes For Run-Down Teens — And Parents

Getting enough sleep is as crucial as eating well and exercising. But with family life spinning faster and faster, solid shut-eye is sometimes hard to come by. That can hurt kids' health — and increase their weight.

Strategy To Prevent HIV In Newborns Sparks Enthusiasm And Skepticism

Every year about 300,000 babies in sub-Saharan Africa are born with HIV. A new strategy aims to reduce these infections by putting every pregnant woman with HIV on drug treatment for the rest of her life. The approach has worked well, so far, in the small country of Malawi.
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US Health Care Costs (Rebroadcast)

What makes U.S. health care so expensive: Understanding the complex pricing schemes that drive up costs, create an enormous tax burden and bankrupt households.


Nintendo Wii Helped Budding Surgeons Move To Head Of The Class

Want to be a better surgeon? Get your game face on. A study finds that surgical residents who played video games for an hour a day performed better at simulated keyhole surgeries than colleagues who refrained.

New York Medical School Widens Nontraditional Path For Admissions

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is making it easier for more nontraditional students to become doctors. Applicants don't have to have taken the standard admissions test or a full slate of premed classes to be considered. The school's leadership hopes the move will foster greater diversity.

What Happened To The Aid Meant To Rebuild Haiti?

Three years after an earthquake destroyed much of Haiti's capital, it's clear that only a fraction of the $9 billion pledged in international relief reached the country. Most of what did arrive went to short-term relief, instead of rebuilding people's homes.