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The Reporting on Health Daily Briefing

News you can (and should) use: our curated daily collection of ideas and resources for your work, plus some fun stuff.

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A million-dollar prostate, new revelations on breast cancer, the link (or lack thereof) between gum disease and heart attacks, problems with biotech crops and more from our Daily Briefing.

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A graphic view of military medicine in Afghanistan, questioning the impact of food deserts, and AIDS drugs for the uninfected, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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Sushi salmonella rolls, saving on health costs by improving quality of life, tying doctor pay to the value they provide, the trouble with market-based health reform, and more from our Daily Briefing.

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A "disappeared" food safety investigation, fines for polluting school buses, new sports medicine advances and more from our Daily Briefing.

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Romneycare no "budget-buster," good news for sleep-deprived moms, the economics of medical tourism and more from our Daily Briefing.

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Getting off an addictive painkiller, antibiotic prescriptions for cows, news on hot flashes and more from our Daily Briefing.

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A worldwide rise in dementia cases, a new Planned Parenthood lawsuit, a painkiller crackdown and more from our Daily Briefing.

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A new hypothesis on autism, more data on the "fat genes," the problem of oral health, rethinking autonomy for the mentally ill and more from our Daily Briefing.

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Savings from the medical-loss ratio rule, health-industry sprawl, evidence that bad news can cause heart attacks and more from our Daily Briefing.

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Abortion politics, taxing soft-drinks, painkiller abuse, counterfeit drugs and more from our Daily Briefing.

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Domestic violence affects tens of millions of Americans every year. Yet media outlets mostly treat incidents as "cops" items, if they cover them at all, as opposed to treating domestic violence as a public health problem. Our free two-day symposium will help journalists understand the root causes and promising prevention, intervention and treatment approaches.  Plus participants will be able to apply for grants to report California-focused projects.

The pandemic has unleashed a tsunami of misinformation, lies and half-truths capable of proliferating faster than the virus itself. In our next webinar, we’ll delve into what one of our speakers has termed “the natural ecology of bullshit” — how to spot it, how it spreads, who is most impacted, and how to counter it. And we’ll discuss reporting examples, strategies and story ideas that incorporate these insights and effectively communicate to diverse audiences. Sign-up here!

Are you passionate about helping journalists understand and illuminate the social factors that contribute to health and health disparities at a time when COVID-19 has highlighted the costs of such inequities? Looking to play a big role in shaping journalism today in the United States? The USC Center for Health Journalism seeks an enterprising and experienced journalism leader for our new position of “Manager of Projects.” 

 

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