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Vaccinations Can Be Money-Losers For Doctors

When office costs are factored in, doctors lose money about half the time on common immunizations, a new analysis finds. Vaccine storage and personnel costs are often overlooked.

Disease Detective Hot On The Trails Of Anthrax And Cholera

A scientist has used new genetic-sequencing technologies to identify the strain of anthrax in the 2001 attacks, the cause of anthrax contamination in European heroin, and the source of a cholera outbreak in Haiti.

At End Of Life ... Soaring Prices, Sinking Resources

Tell Me More begins its week-long series on the end of life. Monday's focus: money. About 25 percent of all Medicare spending is on end-of-life care, and a private room in a nursing home averages more than $80,000 a year. Michel Martin talks with NPR Health Policy Correspondent Julie Rovner, National Alliance for Hispanic Health President Jane Delgado, and National Caucus and Center on Black Aged, Inc. President Karyne Jones.

Politics Heating Up Over Labeling Genetically-Modified Foods

Scientists and regulators have concluded time and time again that labeling genetically modified foods is unnecessary because they are no different than other foods. But food policy experts say just label them, already, so people can make their own choices.

Uneven Global Progress On Treatment Of Mental Illness

A new batch of papers from The Lancet finds that there's been some encouraging progress in figuring out how to help people with mental health issues in developing countries, but progress in actually getting help for people has been slow.

Kids As Young As 4 Can Be Diagnosed, Treated For ADHD

The most controversial part of the new advice is its endorsement of medication, such as Ritalin and Vyvanse, to treat even 4- and 5-year-olds with moderate-to-severe problems when behavioral therapy falls short.