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Looking back at a deceased column: The Healthy Skeptic.

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A new hypothesis on autism, more data on the "fat genes," the problem of oral health, rethinking autonomy for the mentally ill and more from our Daily Briefing.

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Overdiagnosing breast cancer, health statistics by county, obesity worse than thought, and straight talk on the political causes of rising costs.

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Medical Marijuana: Federal agents raided the “Oaksterdam” medical marijuana training school today, briefly detaining school founder Richard Lee, one of the nation’s best-known advocates of medical marijuana, Terry Collins reports for the Associated Press.

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Why the Mediterranean diet keeps hearts healthy, a better way to predict heart attacks, and good news about tuberculosis, plus more from our Top 5 Today.

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Drop that T-bone! Or should you? Unpacking a large study of the risk of dying from routinely eating red meat. 

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Is a bad cop better than no cop at all? The elimination this month of the California Board of Registered Nurses raises the question.

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Tamiflu woes, obesity at a standstill, appendicitis mysteries and more from our Daily Briefing.

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New medical ethics on health costs, a failed biomed research center, and key 2012 dates for health reform, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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The Los Angeles Times examines the apparent failure of the city's much-touted healthier school lunch program, which appears to be a "flop" with students. Journalist Lisa Aliferis says the program may be more successful than anyone realizes.

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