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Chinese Drywall, American Health Problems

Chinese Drywall, American Health Problems

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Here's what we're checking out today:

Environmental Health: If you haven't read it yet, check out the ProPublica/Sarasota Herald Tribune investigation into the health problems associated with American-made drywall used in homes. Are they related to the Chinese drywall scandal?

Breast Cancer: The FDA is revoking its approval for Avastin as a breast cancer treatment. Mary Forgione explains why in the Los Angeles Times' Booster Shots blog.

No Fear: A brain-damaged woman experiences no fear, and researchers say it's a wonder she's still alive. Could an action movie be far behind?

Probiotic Claims: Overstating the healthfulness of probiotic yogurt has cost the maker of Dannon yogurt $21 million in a legal settlement, reports the Wall St. Journal's Amy Schatz and Ilan Brat.

Flying Cardiologist: Antidote blogger William Heisel takes aim at 13 organizations (including the media) that should have checked the credentials of real pilot and fake doctor William Hamman.


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