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When I wrote about the “Dieting Sucks” campaign two years ago, I predicted that similarly unscrupulous plastic surgeons would join the race to the bottom. They did.

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From the Jonas Brothers to Antonio Banderas, celebrities are cutting deals with Big Pharma. Plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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When we think about how to get eyeballs on our reporting these days, we talk a lot about Twitter and Facebook and online branding. Tracy Weber, senior reporter at ProPublica, took California Health Journalism Fellows back to the basics of getting and keeping readers: great writing.

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No good deed goes unpunished: a community backlash follows a Dallas Morning News hospital exposé. Plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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Science marches (clucks?) on, engineering chickens that can't transmit bird flu. Plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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Did Arizona's mental health system fail alleged Tucson shooter Jared Loughner? Plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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Disgraced British doctor Andrew Wakefield faked his research data when linking the MMR vaccine to autism, according to a BMJ investigation. Plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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Americans may think they eat healthfully, but rising obesity rates prove otherwise. Plus more from today's Daily Briefing.

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Are there some gaping holes in the PLOS placebo study in today's news? Find out in today's Daily Briefing!

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Could Chinese drywall scrap be responsible for health problems linked to American-made drywall? Answers and more in our Daily Briefing.

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