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A new study of mosquitoes' end-run around malaria nets should challenge our assumptions about other worthy public health interventions.

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The quest for a valley fever vaccine is losing ground as its leading scientists near retirement and funding remains scarce.

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Are many journalists so attuned to the study of lifestyle factors fueling the rise of cancer, heart disease and diabetes that infectious disease flew under the radar?

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Amid the worst West Nile virus season in years, what's an acceptable level of risk for aerial insecticide spraying?

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Obamacare will intensify the doctor shortage, blood supplies low, babesiosis spreading and more from our Daily Briefing.

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Insurers are cooperating to fight fraud, three cured of HIV, more early elective births, a cheap way to test for food pathogens and more from our Daily Briefing.

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Coaching works for weight loss, the gathering storm against Obamacare, health effects of climate change and more from our Daily Briefing.

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Whooping cough resurgence, a better way of assessing body fat, the counterfeit Avastin saga and more from our Daily Briefing.

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Conflicts of interest in genetic counseling, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, TV dangers and more from our Daily Briefing.

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I want to commend U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and Associate Justices Stephen G. Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elena Kagen, and Sonia Sotomayor for their ruling to uphold the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act on Thursday, June 28, 2012. Their historic decision has provided a...

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