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Preventable child poisonings on the rise, a Republican bid to revamp Medicare and Medicaid, new hope for easing altitude sickness and more from our Daily Briefing.

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If Coca-Cola doesn't market to kids, why are its logos all over city parks and youth sports events? Get tips on how to report on soft-drink makers' deals with local agencies in your community.

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How culpable is an international food conglomerate for the waistlines of kids in your neighborhood?

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No one can ever say Coca-Cola doesn't have chutzpah.

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Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco have quantified just how little physical education students at public elementary schools in the city get. At many schools, kids get far less than the state requires. 

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Public health researchers take aim at sugar, Elizabeth Banks makes a heart attack movie, new advances in treating prostate cancer and more from our Daily Briefing.

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State of the Union silence on health reform, perks for would-be hospital patients, microwave popcorn and kid vaccines, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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Could socioeconomic factors explain why some kids are more physically fit -- and therefore healthier -- than others? Katharine Mieszkowski examines kids' physical fitness and health in one California community.

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Christopher Hitchens loses his battle with cancer, the link between smoking and skin cancer, and a new IBM project to improve kids' health, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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Bedbugs vs. humans, flabby school children, and cutbacks in lead poisoning prevention money, plus more from our Daily Briefing.



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