Daily Briefing: AIDS Conference, Readmissions and Obesity Coaches

Published on
July 23, 2012

AIDS Conference: The International AIDS Conference is meeting this week in the United States for the first time in 22 years. The conference refused to meet on U.S. soil until restrictions on the ability of HIV-positive foreigners to travel to the country were lifted, reports Brett Norman for Politico.

Hospital Quality: The latest Medicare data show which hospitals are significantly above and below average when it comes to readmission rates, reports Jordan Rau for Kaiser Health News. Reporters might check to see if their local hospitals are among the outliers.

Obesity: In Alaska, health coaches are putting a dent in obesity rates, reports Annie Feidt for NPR.

Negative Advertising: Political action committees are preparing to spend millions of dollars campaigning against Obamacare, reports Dan Eggen for the Washington Post.

Climate Change: Rising temperatures in the Baltic Sea have been linked with the growth of Vibrio bacteria, which is causing human infections. The number of infections rose 200 percent for each one degree increase in sea temperature, reports Nina Chestney for Reuters.

Baby Formula: Chinese formula was found to be contaminated with aflatoxin, reports Mark McDonald for the International Herald Tribune.

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