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Reuters reporter Debra Sherman shares research she's found about cancer and diet.

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Mary Belardo drives down the half-mile dirt road to her home. Her house – built by All Mission Indian Housing Authority – sits on a nearly 40 acre allotment on the Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indian Reservation in Thermal, Calif.

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What got me interested in San Lucas was contaminated drinking water there, but my reporting revealed deeper issues like the ability of local government to function, how to do business in a town without water, and tense dynamics between government and the private sector.

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It's a rare instance when groundwater contamination can be linked to a specific polluter and specific practices, but the Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board has ordered a Monterey County landowner and grower to provide a drinkable water supply.

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Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indian Reservation residents were instructed by the EPA 10 years ago not to drink the tap water. Any resident who is not an elder must provide his own drinking water. Everyone still uses the contaminated ground water to bathe and wash their dishes and clothes.

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I'm honored to be participating in the California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowship in LA later this month. My fellowship proposal is a deeper look at groundwater contamination, with arsenic and nitrates identified as the two worst offenders.

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Over the past two years, I’ve spoken with dozens of Kentuckians battling prescription drug abuse. All of the stories broke my heart. But they needed to be told.

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When I was growing up, I feared radon....

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I wrote this column for the San Jose Mercury News http://www.mercurynews.com/our-say/ci_21205836 about being married without children, and I was surprised how quickly I was sent stories from other parents without children. I hope to host a live chat next week, and hoped to find experts in this topic, whether a pscyhologist, fertility expert or...

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Maternal mortality rates, healthy eating, statins for all, more nuance on HDL cholesterol and more from our Daily Briefing.

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