Melissa Block speaks with political scientist Lawrence Jacobs of the University of Minnesota about the history of public opinion toward the extension of government social programs including Social Security and Medicare.
The World Health Organization says an investigation found that the fast majority of illnesses and deaths were the result of a severe form of hand, foot and mouth disease. Why it was fatal to so many children isn't clear.
There were 39 laws restricting abortion enacted in the first half of 2012. While that's less than half the 80 put in place during the first half of last year, the number of laws already on the books for 2012 is higher than any other year before 2011.
Reuse of drug vials intended for only one patient led to outbreaks of staph infections at clinics in Arizona and Delaware. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urged providers of health care to be more careful.
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