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Nobel for IVF, IgNobel for Cursing

Nobel for IVF, IgNobel for Cursing

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Here's what we're reading today:

ER Care: The New York Times' Lizette Alvarez spends a week in a Brooklyn emergency room and comes back with a beautifully-written distillation of what she saw.  

IVF: The British doctor who brought us the world's first "test-tube baby" wins the Nobel Prize for medicine. Also, check out the Ig Nobel prizes, awarded last week.

Nutrition: The nation's food pyramid is due for a reboot, and already the food industry is gearing up to protect its interests, reports Jane Black of the Washington Post.

Unethics: USA Today's Steve Sternberg provides more context for last week's horrifying disclosure of a decades-old federal government experiment that infected Guatemalans with syphilis.

Health Reform: Health insurers are pouring cash into Republican campaign coffers in a bid to beat back some elements of health reform, Noam Levey of the Los Angeles Times reports.


The Center for Health Journalism’s 2023 National Fellowship will provide $2,000 to $10,000 reporting grants, five months of mentoring from a veteran journalist, and a week of intensive training at USC Annenberg in Los Angeles from July 16-20. Click here for more information and the application form, due May 5.

The Center for Health Journalism’s 2023 Symposium on Domestic Violence provides reporters with a roadmap for covering this public health epidemic with nuance and sensitivity. The next session will be offered virtually on Friday, March 31. Journalists attending the symposium will be eligible to apply for a reporting grant of $2,000 to $10,000 from our Domestic Violence Impact Reporting Fund. Find more info here!


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