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For the healthiest weight, the past is as important as the present

For the healthiest weight, the past is as important as the present

Is a bit overweight actually the healthiest weight of all? A recent JAMA study suggested as much. But a new analysis of the data reveals a deep flaw in the original study, and provides a lesson in the value of questioning how data are collected and used in any given study.
posted by William Heisel | Mon, 08/18/2014 - 4:00am
Biotech industry launches 'Feed the World' campaign

Biotech industry launches 'Feed the World' campaign

A new campaign from Elanco, Eli Lilly's animal division, calls unadulterated food a luxury and even blames pure food activists for world hunger
posted by Martha Rosenberg | Sun, 08/17/2014 - 7:35am
A new Boston nanny hits the news

A new Boston nanny hits the news

Nearly twenty years after the trial of British au pair Louise Woodward brought shaken baby syndrome into the headlines, the case of Irish nanny Aisling Brady McCarthy has raised the subject again in Boston newspapers, where reporters are still fresh from a different controversial diagnosis.
posted by Sue Luttner | Thu, 08/14/2014 - 6:19pm
Data shows kids on Medicaid visit ER more often

Data shows kids on Medicaid visit ER more often

Recently released data from the CDC shows children on Medicaid are going to the ER at rates higher than uninsured kids or those on private insurance, and often for reasons having little to do with medical emergencies. And that can mean higher costs for the public health system.
posted by Ryan White | Thu, 08/14/2014 - 4:00am
Medicaid backlogs delay ACA’s promise for many Californians

Medicaid backlogs delay ACA’s promise for many Californians

For hundreds of thousands of Californians waiting for their Medicaid applications to be processed, affordable health coverage is still a dream. The delays, partly caused by tech glitches, come with real human costs for those in application limbo and in need of care.
posted by Judy Silber | Thu, 08/14/2014 - 4:00am

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