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Which consumer health website was dubbed a "hypochondria time suck?" Answers and more in our Daily Briefing.

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Did a federal task force ignore evidence that more frequent mammograms save lives? Answers and more in our Daily Briefing.

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For a field rooted in fact and reason, science sure loves witchcraft.

One of the most common responses to the decade-long effort to hold Andrew Wakefield and his colleagues accountable for creating one of the biggest public health scares in modern history – linking autism to the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine – is to call the effort a “witch hunt.”

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No good deed goes unpunished: a community backlash follows a Dallas Morning News hospital exposé. Plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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About three years ago, Georgina González left her three siblings, three children, and three grandchildren in Puebla, México and immigrated to Fresno in search of better economic opportunities.
What she found here, though, was an opportunity to receive health care after she was diagnosed with breast

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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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Gimme Insurance: Writing in the Columbia Journalism Review, Trudy Lieberman examines the astonishing case of a newly elected doctor-Congressman who was irked because his new health insurance didn’t start on the very first day of his new job. Welcome to the rest of America, Rep. Andy Harris.

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Happy Halloween! Don’t eat too much candy, or you’ll wind up like this poor pumpkin. Here's what we're checking out today:

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Here’s what we’re checking out today:

Health Insurance: Los Angeles’ City Attorney has sued national health insurer HealthMarkets and its financial backers, including Goldman Sachs Group, for selling “junk insurance” to consumers and businesses, Duke Helfand of the Los Angeles Times reports.

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