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Hyping a 10-person Weight-Loss Study?

Hyping a 10-person Weight-Loss Study?

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Here's what we're reading today:

Weight Loss: Can someone please explain why a weight-loss/sleep study with only 10 participants is getting so much press? Kudos to Foodconsumer.org's Rachel Howell Stockton for highlighting the limitations of the study while other media coverage hyperventilated.

Health Reform: Doctors and hospitals worry that their new accountable care organizations under health reform could run afoul of anti-trust and anti-fraud laws. The Washington Post/Kaiser Health News' Jenny Gold and Phil Galewitz have the story.

Diabetes: Air pollution, long blamed for exacerbating asthma and other health problems, now has been linked to increased rates of diabetes, reports Janet Raloff of Science News.

Brain Stall: Rachel Zimmerman of WBUR's Common Health blog reports on a new study showing a higher prevalence of mild cognitive impairment in men, a finding that's surprising since Alzheimer's disease affects women more than men.

Lung Cancer: A much-delayed government study probing possible links between diesel exhaust and lung cancer in miners is set to be published this fall – but only after lobbyists for a mining industry group pre-review the draft, according to Public Integrity's Jim Morris and Chris Hamby.

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