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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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Has autism always been with us at the numbers we see today, or is there actually more of it? It’s a complicated question, but the organization Autism Speaks is confusing the issue.

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We know more about cows at remote ranches than drug-resistant infections in thousands of healthcare facilities nationwide. So what should be done? Here are some ideas from Health Watch USA and the CDC.

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When controversial bioethicist Glenn McGee quit his job as chief ethics advisor to Houston-based Celltex Therapeutics in February, the controversy over the company was on the verge of dying down. Until Celltex threatened a major public university and the very concept of free speech.

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What one journalist learned while reporting on San Francisco's program to provide access to health care for all of its residents.

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SXSW presenter Laura Hermann is a science communications expert who has cautionary tales for organizations and journalists who tell science stories using data.

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My first panel at SXSW wasn't a whiz-bang-gadget conversation, but one that spurred great thinking on communities that don't necessarily have access to high-speed broadband Internet.

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One in four fifth-graders has high blood pressure and cholesterol. One in four eleven-year-olds is obese, a clear red flag for the future.

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West Virginia occupies a top slot on almost every awful health ranking: diabetes, heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and others.

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