Health

Psychotropic Drugs for Young Children

March 2, 2000

A study just published in the Journal of the American Medical Association reports that the rates at which doctors are prescribing stimulants and antidepressants for children under 4 years of age is rising rapidly. A panel talks about why...

Drug Company Mergers

February 14, 2000

The last several weeks have seen several dramatic mergers of drug companies. Two experts talk about what these changes will mean for the industry, for stockholders, for drug research, and for consumers.

ALS/Lou Gehrig's Disease

February 9, 2000

A discussion of the disease A.L.S., also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. A.L.S. patients experience a gradual degeneration of the muscles which leads to fatal paralysis. Diane and her guests talk about the latest advances in research and...

Dr. Robert Atkins: "Dr. Atkins' Age-Defying Diet Revolution" (St. Martin's Press)

January 25, 2000

Dr. Robert Atkins presents his popular and controversial low-carbohydrate diet plan. In his new book, he describes how to lose weight to stay "young."

Gina Kolata

January 17, 2000

Gina Kolata of the New York Times discusses the influenza epidemic of 1918, which killed as many as 40 million people around the world. Today, scientists are working with long-preserved tissue samples of flu victims to learn why that...

Alzheimer's Disease

January 6, 2000

Research on Alzheimer's focuses on two areas of the human condition that are perhaps least understood: aging and the brain. A panel talks about the devastating disease that can take away memory, personality, and basic cognition, a painful...

Ellen Haas: "Great Adventures in Food" (St. Martin's Press)

January 5, 2000

For over 25 years, Ellen Haas has been one of the country's leading consumer nutrition advocates. Her new book, "Great Adventures in Food" (St. Martin's) is full of advice on choosing and preparing delicious and nutritious foods...

New Questions About Generic Drugs

New Questions About Generic Drugs

January 1, 1990

Generic drugs account for 80 percent of the pharmaceuticals prescribed to Americans. Why they’re cheaper and who’s responsible when something goes wrong.

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