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Bird flu research, Medicare fraud, coal trains and more from our Daily Briefing.

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During the month of April, Vida en el Valle ran a four-part series - called Latinos Protecting La Tierra – about environmental advocates from across the state. Why did we focus on the people fighting the environmental battles, rather than the issue itself?

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A million-dollar prostate, new revelations on breast cancer, the link (or lack thereof) between gum disease and heart attacks, problems with biotech crops and more from our Daily Briefing.

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We may have plenty of clean water for our own needs, but if anything that has only spurred more interest in helping the rest of the world.

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As summer temperatures rise, so do fears of asthma and other illnesses caused by all the air pollution converging on the east Los Angeles community of Boyle Heights. With its proximity to freeways, industrial sites and shipping corridors, activists say the geography of Boyle Heights brings a disproportionate health burden to residents.

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The last day of Supreme Court health reform arguments, disquieting cancer research news, little-tested medical devices and more from our Daily Briefing.

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California's long-running campaign to reduce air pollution has indirectly helped create a new problem: its oil refineries now produce more greenhouse gas emissions than refineries anywhere else in the country.

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Arysta LifeScience, the manufacturer of methyl iodide, a toxic fumigant used in soil preparation for strawberries, carrots and other vegetable crops, has just announced that it is suspending all sales of the known carcinogen in the U.S.

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What can health journalists take away from this year's SXSW Interactive conference? Here is a roundup and reading and tweets that might help you think about the evolution of health media and information.

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Why are nitrates from agriculture such a big problem for groundwater in California's fertile Central Valley?

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