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The site of the most significant childhood cancer cluster on national record can shed light on why epidemiology and other scientific inquiries into environmental health problems rarely secure regulatory change or care for those impacted.

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During our five-day program, we will tackle topics ranging from the country’s historic health care expansion to health and homelessness.

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Here’s how journalism should work. When the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) met with resistance to find out about health-care-associated infections in the country’s hospitals, it persisted.

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Are many journalists so attuned to the study of lifestyle factors fueling the rise of cancer, heart disease and diabetes that infectious disease flew under the radar?

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Regulations fail to protect miners' health, the Cambodian disease identified, a vote on Obamacare and more from our Daily Briefing.

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In an era of “modern” medicine, it sometimes seems as if many of the biggies have been knocked out compared to centuries past. The previously untreatable has become treatable and in many cases preventable. With knowledge can come lower societal costs as well as health care cost containment.

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Reporters sometimes treat medicine as if newer is always better. It's not. Here's how to accurately report on the potential harms of a new treatment.

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We know more about cows at remote ranches than drug-resistant infections in thousands of healthcare facilities nationwide. So what should be done? Here are some ideas from Health Watch USA and the CDC.

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The most exciting exchange erupting on Twitter last week wasn’t about Kony 2012. Or Nandito Ako. It was about NNT — number needed to treat.

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Binge drinking on the rise, smoking marijuana doesn't hurt your lungs, and surprising news about aspirin and heart health, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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