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The latest outbreak of a drug-resistant bacteria in beef and cheese reminds journalists that the development of antibiotic resistance in animals and humans is now a true health hazard. Here's how to start covering the story near you.
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Recent investigations of poultry production plants in the U.S. and Canada have revealed a world of suffering so deep that no dystopian fantasy can compare with how a package of slaughtered birds ends up in a store.

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National Chicken Council welfare guidelines for the humane treatment of chickens are neither healthy nor humane.

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Insurers are cooperating to fight fraud, three cured of HIV, more early elective births, a cheap way to test for food pathogens and more from our Daily Briefing.

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Sushi salmonella rolls, saving on health costs by improving quality of life, tying doctor pay to the value they provide, the trouble with market-based health reform, and more from our Daily Briefing.

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will no longer consider withdrawing its approval for the routine use of penicillin and tetracyclines in food-producing animals, despite mounting evidence that traces of these drugs in retail meat reduce the effectiveness of antibiotics in humans, the agency quietly announced in the Federal Register the Thursday before Christmas.

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The latest on a national salmonella outbreak, rising Medicare and Medicaid costs and good news for some Californians with expensive health insurance, plus more in our Daily Briefing.

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Teens are taking birth control pills younger than ever, the impact of a national debt default on Medicare and Medicaid, salmonella-carrying frogs and more from our Daily Briefing.

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A health insurer stuns by giving back, heart attacks killing patients younger in California, and salmonella on the rise, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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Whooping cough is still a major concern for California kids, tainted tomatoes are recalled, and more from our Daily Briefing.

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