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The recent public health warnings to be on guard for West Nile virus in the wake of hurricane-turned-tropical storm Irene made me wonder: is there a link between hurricanes and other big storms and the mosquito-borne disease? 

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One of the biggest obstacles to revitalizing the Los Angeles River is convincing the people who live all around that it even exists and that it is a "real" river.

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An eye-opening obesity forecast, mainstreaming medical marijuana, and methyl bromide news, plus more in today's Daily Briefing.

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An environmental victory for residents near a California toxic waste dump, high-paid prison health docs, Google Plus and health records, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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Deep cuts forecast to California's SCHIP program, the link between pesticides and diabetes, the rise of promotoras and more in our Daily Briefing.

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A lawsuit over graphic anti-smoking warnings, a troubled California health plan could get new customers, and a pharma "gray market" plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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More than two decades after U.S. regulators first issued guidelines on radon infiltration into homes and buildings, the World Health Organization reports that the radon threat to human health is much more serious than previously known.

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Living without running water, sanitation services or paved roads, people living in Texas colonias face grim health risks, Hunt Grant recipient Emily Ramshaw reports for the Texas Tribune/New York Times.

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Nearly half a million Texans live in substandard conditions in colonias -- 2,300 unincorporated and isolated border towns with limited access to potable water, sewer systems, electricity, sanitary housing or health care. Emily Ramshaw reports on their health conditions.

 

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Bad air on school buses, the benefits of Medicaid, concerns over hospice care and more from our Daily Briefing.

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