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Why do Mexican-American schoolchildren in California have seven times more flame retardant in their systems than their peers in Mexico? Answers and more in our Daily Briefing.

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Doctors aren't sure why girls are hitting puberty earlier, the link between brain damage and freeway pollution, and more from our Daily Briefing.

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Learn more about what killed Elizabeth Taylor and the first anniversary of health reform in today's Daily Briefing.

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A new study suggests that the risks of Lap-Band surgery could outweigh the weight-loss benefits, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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Environmental justice is an old mandate getting a new life under Lisa Jackson, the first African-American head of the Environmental Protection Agency.

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What is air pollution doing to our kids? The air we breathe gets plenty of media coverage, but we tend to consider it more of an inconvenience than an emergency. Yet at every stage of children’s lives – from their time in the womb until they’re ready to leave the nest – the pollution in the air affects their health.

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Here’s the latest in health and health journalism news from Reporting on Health. Our hearts also go out to the people of Japan after today’s catastrophic earthquake – here’s how to help the victims.

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Why is the controversial pesticide methyl iodide set to be used in California strawberry fields? Answers and more in our Daily Briefing.

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How did human penises evolve without spikes? Stanford researchers suggest one explanation, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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Why do two Central California cities top a new "most toxic" cities list? Plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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