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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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The dangers of relying on the body mass index, the threats to children's health, and saving money on health care, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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Overdiagnosing breast cancer, health statistics by county, obesity worse than thought, and straight talk on the political causes of rising costs.

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Medical Marijuana: Federal agents raided the “Oaksterdam” medical marijuana training school today, briefly detaining school founder Richard Lee, one of the nation’s best-known advocates of medical marijuana, Terry Collins reports for the Associated Press.

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IUDs are safer than doctors think, autism diagnosis up, cancer diagnosis down, speculating on health reform and more from our Daily Briefing.

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The last day of Supreme Court health reform arguments, disquieting cancer research news, little-tested medical devices and more from our Daily Briefing.

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The individual mandate to buy insurance, a new poll on feelings about reform, surgery for diabetics, and more from our Daily Briefing.

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Health reform goes to the Supreme Court, environmental health woes in Mecca, and possible new regulation for Calif. medical marijuana users, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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Why did Catholic bishops pressure the Komen Foundation to withdraw financial support from Planned Parenthood? One investigative reporter has the answers.

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Gastrointestinal deaths are on the rise in the United States, and norovirus and c. difficile are partly to blame.

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Why are nitrates from agriculture such a big problem for groundwater in California's fertile Central Valley?

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