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Are there some gaping holes in the PLOS placebo study in today's news? Find out in today's Daily Briefing!

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Should all adults get tested for HIV? Get the latest on this debate and more news from our Daily Briefing.

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Several universities throughout California have received sizeable grants for extensive study of stem cells.

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Could Chinese drywall scrap be responsible for health problems linked to American-made drywall? Answers and more in our Daily Briefing.

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Does the HIV "cure" recently reported in Germany live up to the hype it's getting? Answers and more from our Daily Briefing.

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But the only way doctors and patients and their families will get a really accurate handle on prognosis with current therapies is if a huge prospective study is undertaken or at least a national registry that includes tens of thousands of patients seen at many academic centers and those seen in the community by both cardiologists and general practitioners.

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Like writing about abortion or animal rights, writing about vaccines inevitably raises the ire of certain readers. It is not for the timid. Journalist Amy Wallace writes about being sued by an anti-vaccine activist and offers tips for covering this controversial and emotionally-charged topic.
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When it comes to climate change, the most important impacts of the emissions from our cars, power plants and factories are likely to be broad and indirect. Global warming needs to be examined not just from the perspective of medicine, but from public health.

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