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World Health Organization: Cell Phones "Possibly" Linked to Cancer

World Health Organization: Cell Phones "Possibly" Linked to Cancer

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Cell Phones:

A new World Health Organization report suggests that  cell phones "possibly" can cause cancer, in a shift from its previous position that there were no links between cell phones and cancer, Rob Stein reports for the Washington Post.

HIV/AIDS: Thirty years in to the HIV/AIDS epidemic, the New York Times' Lawrence K. Altman, M.D., one of the first reporters to cover the disease, reflects on what we have and haven't learned.

Drug Shortages: Hospitals are scrambling to find substitutes for a growing number of medicines, ranging from cancer to heart attack drugs, that are in short supply, Lauran Neergaard reports for The Associated Press.

Food Safety: Could Republican-proposed budget cuts for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration erode a tough new food safety law? Food safety advocates say yes, Lyndsey Layton reports for the Washington Post. 

Children's Health: The Obama administration is urging California's Supreme Court to allow school employees to administer insulin injections to an estimated 14,000 diabetic schoolchildren if school nurses aren't available, Bob Egelko reports for the San Francisco Chronicle.

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