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Komen Foundation's bad PR week, raw milk sickens 35, and a surprising health effect of digging in the sand on the beach, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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Feds stymied by block on graphic health warnings for cigs, Michael Jackson's doctor convicted, a new store just for health insurance, and more from our Daily Briefing.

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We often hear that climate change will have a devastating impact on the world's poor in the future, and that may well be true. But a fraction of the resources spent fighting future climate change could go a long way in global public health efforts right now.

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At what point will our planet become too darn hot? Scientists are now saying that if we don't do anything about curbing carbon emissions, temperatures in the next few decades could rise so high so fast that many regions of the Earth will become inhabitable.

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A new study finds that stress doesn't have much effect on fertility treatment, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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Carbon dioxide gets most of the public attention as the main driver of climate change, a serious and increasing threat to public health worldwide.
But “black carbon” or “soot” emitted from diesel engines, cook stoves, brick kilns, agricultural burning and other sources in the developing and developed world poses a serious health risk for people especially in south and east Asia.

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