FDA's New Cigarette Warning Labels: Not Graphic Enough?
Smoking: In biggest change to cigarette labels in 25 years, the FDA is forcing tobacco companies to display grisly danger-of-smoking images on cigarette packs, but some wonder if the images are graphic enough compared to other countries' requirements, Lara Salahi reports for ABC News.
Breast Implants: The FDA also is allowing silicone breast implants back on the market after 14 years, saying they are now safer, Christine Mai-Duc reports for the Los Angeles Times. The silicone implants had been feared to cause autoimmune diseases and women had received saline implants in their place.
Health Access: We're waiting for the movie deal: a North Carolina man robbed a bank for $1, saying he wanted to be jailed so he could get free health care, Diane Turbyfill reports for the Gaston Gazette.
Autism: A new study suggests that autistic toddlers' brain activity is "out of sync" at a very early stage, in a finding that could lead to new understanding and earlier diagnosis of the condition, Kate Kelland reports for Reuters.
Doctor Pay: The latest survey of doctors' compensation finds that primary care physicians are making more than they once did - their median earnings now range from $179,000 to $205,000 annually - but they still earn as little as half the money their specialist counterparts do, Annette Boyle reports for Medical Economics.
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