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Continued miscommunication about findings from observational studies is drawing continued criticism from a growing number of observers. Journalists: observe and learn.

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The most exciting exchange erupting on Twitter last week wasn’t about Kony 2012. Or Nandito Ako. It was about NNT — number needed to treat.

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A controversial abortion bill becomes law in Virginia, the high costs of Alzheimer's, the link between hair relaxers and uterine fibroids and more from our Daily Briefing.

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Eban recently became Fortune's contributing editor for health-related investigations. This week in Career GPS she shares her ideas about working on big stories.

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The high costs of chronic pain, a ruling for health reform, the dangers of traditional Chinese medicine and more from our Daily Briefing.

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Some folks won't need a flu shot this year, allergies on the rise, and prospects for Medicaid cost-cutting, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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I had the opportunity to go behind the scenes of ABC's The View this week. I was a guest on what turned out to be a historic news day: The morning after the President announced Osama Bin Laden had been killed in a daring raid. When I had heard the news the night before I thought my segment, discussing my new book, The Web-Savvy Patient, would be bumped.

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Could regular use of ibuprofen help prevent Parkinson's disease? Answers and more from our Daily Briefing.

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Could a new Cochrane review slow the trend toward prescribing statins for nearly everyone to prevent heart disease? Answers and more in our Daily Briefing.

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Patrick Boyle is editor of Youth Today, the national trade newspaper and website for people who run youth programs, and a Huffington Post blogger who specializes in fatherhood. Mr. Boyle has covered youth issues for decades as a staff reporter on the Watertown Daily Times, The Washington Times and Youth Today and as a freelancer for the Washington Post, The Baltimore Sun, Newsday, Child and Parenting magazines and ABC News, among others. His 1994 book, “Scouts’ Honor,” examined child molestation in the Boy Scouts of America. Mr.

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