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Bedbugs vs. Humans: Can We Win the War?

Bedbugs vs. Humans: Can We Win the War?

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The war against bedbugs is still winnable, but it's going to be long and cost a lot of money, Jim Namiotka reports for the Asbury Park Press. Many families can't afford what it costs to get rid of a bedbug infestation.

Lead Poisoning: Federal aid for lead poisoning prevention and cleanup is on the chopping block even as states cut their own funds, worrying public health officials, David Abel reports for the Boston Globe.

Fitness: Less than a third of California school kids are considered physically fit when tested on activities like push-ups, sit-ups and running a mile, Dan Weintraub writes for Healthy

Ratings: Federal health officials are finally allowing reams of Medicare data to be used by employers, insurance companies and consumer groups to produce doctor and hospital report cards, Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar reports for the Associated Press.

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