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The Reporting on Health Daily Briefing

News you can (and should) use: our curated daily collection of ideas and resources for your work, plus some fun stuff.

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A million-dollar prostate, new revelations on breast cancer, the link (or lack thereof) between gum disease and heart attacks, problems with biotech crops and more from our Daily Briefing.

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A graphic view of military medicine in Afghanistan, questioning the impact of food deserts, and AIDS drugs for the uninfected, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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Sushi salmonella rolls, saving on health costs by improving quality of life, tying doctor pay to the value they provide, the trouble with market-based health reform, and more from our Daily Briefing.

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A "disappeared" food safety investigation, fines for polluting school buses, new sports medicine advances and more from our Daily Briefing.

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Romneycare no "budget-buster," good news for sleep-deprived moms, the economics of medical tourism and more from our Daily Briefing.

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Getting off an addictive painkiller, antibiotic prescriptions for cows, news on hot flashes and more from our Daily Briefing.

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A worldwide rise in dementia cases, a new Planned Parenthood lawsuit, a painkiller crackdown and more from our Daily Briefing.

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A new hypothesis on autism, more data on the "fat genes," the problem of oral health, rethinking autonomy for the mentally ill and more from our Daily Briefing.

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Savings from the medical-loss ratio rule, health-industry sprawl, evidence that bad news can cause heart attacks and more from our Daily Briefing.

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Abortion politics, taxing soft-drinks, painkiller abuse, counterfeit drugs and more from our Daily Briefing.

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