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Judge to Feds: No Graphic Health Warnings on Cigarette Packs, For Now

Judge to Feds: No Graphic Health Warnings on Cigarette Packs, For Now

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Smoking:

A judge has temporarily blocked the federal government's requirement that tobacco makers put graphic health warnings on cigarette packs, Nedra Pickler reports for the Associated Press.

Retail Health: Blue Shield of California is opening the state's first retail store for health insurance in a San Francisco supermarket, offering health screenings as a way to draw customers, Victoria Colliver reports for the San Francisco Chronicle.

Manslaughter: Michael Jackson's doctor, Conrad Murray, was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the singer's death, Jennifer Medina reports for the New York Times. Check out Antidote blogger William Heisel's in-depth reporting on Murray long before he was brought to trial.

Climate Change: The health impacts of U.S. disasters related climate change are estimated to have cost about $14 billion over the past decade, according to a new study in Health Affairs, Deborah Zabarenko reports for Reuters.

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