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Taking water samples for a story about pesticide contamination is a risky proposition for any journalist. Here's what I learned.

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Little evidence for ER wait marketing claims, new EPA rules on mercury emissions, and news about a controversial chronic fatigue finding, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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Rising insurance costs for smokers, falling birth rates for teens, and hard times ahead for rural hospitals, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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More Americans on anti-depressants and other behavioral drugs, lobbying for chemicals in California and good news for chunky kids, plus more in our Daily Briefing.

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The Supremes make health reform headlines today, kids and cholesterol, and the links between an industrial solvent and Parkinson's disease, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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It’s not easy for journalists to undertake testing on humans, nor should it be. But there are stories and situations where it is definitely warranted. Veteran journalist Janet Wilson draws from her own reporting experience to offer tips for your own work.

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Good news for conjoined twins, millions spent on health reform lobbying and literally addictive junk food, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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Cancer-associated chemicals in baby shampoo, asthma and pollution in California's Central Valley, and good news for kids on ADD drugs, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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A huge rise in antidepressant use, a bad report card for American health system, and a boost for the Pap smear in today's Daily Briefing.

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Corporate pressure for pesticide use, rising ER visits, and easing the high cost of health care in Massachusetts, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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