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Two Drugs Found to Fight Steve Jobs' Rare Cancer Type

Pfizer's cancer drug Sutent and Novartis's drug Afinitor have both been found to be effective against the rare form of pancreatic cancer that Apple CEO Steve Jobs was diagnosed with in 2004, according to two studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

How Corrupt Governments Make a Killing on Human Organs

Organ trafficking is a global problem, but it's even more disturbing when governments get involved. A recent report alleges that Kosovo's prime minister has long led such a ring, and another report says China uses forced "donation" as a weapon against political prisoners.

Dialysis Firm DaVita 'Nervous' About Reform

While DaVita says health reform would allow the dialysis-center operator to offer more integrated care, it could hurt business if Medicare recipients become an even bigger part of its patient load. CEO Kent Thiry reviews the pros and cons of reform.

How much is a life worth?

I recently came across the story of Jessica Cowin when a friend linked to it in an email to me. Jessica was born with a heart condition that required...