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Radiation From Japan Detected in California, But No Health Risks, Experts Say

Radiation From Japan Detected in California, But No Health Risks, Experts Say

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Radioactive particles from Japan have been detected in California by University of California-Berkeley scientists, but public health officials say they do not pose a risk to human health, Lisa Krieger reports for the San Jose Mercury News. In other words: you probably won't be needing those potassium iodide pills you stockpiled.

Health Reform: We'll see: maybe-Presidential-candidate Newt Gingrich predicts that health care will be repealed by March or April of 2013, Sean J. Miller reports for The Hill's Ballot Box blog.

Patient Safety: ReportingonHealth's Antidote blogger and former Los Angeles Times investigative reporter William Heisel talks patient safety with KQED's Health Dialogues program, which this month focuses on medical mistakes.

Women's Health: Rinker Buck of the Hartford Courant examines the fallout for local clinics in Conn. if Congress eliminates funding for Planned Parenthood.

Addiction: A Staten Island ice cream truck driver was selling the addictive painkiller oxycodone along with strawberry double scoops, authorities charge. Elissa Gootman reports for the New York Times.

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