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A personal story about PTSD and traumatic brain injury after war

A personal story about PTSD and traumatic brain injury after war

Today in the Daily Briefing we're reading about conflicts of interest, Google Health and wars that don't end at home.

Returning from War: T. Christian Miller and Daniel Zwerdling report on post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries and one soldier whose greatest war began when he got home. You can listen to the story at NPR, read at ProPublica, or watch the video.

Conflict of Interest: An Archives of Internal Medicine study found that many of the people who helped write American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology guidelines had financial interests in the companies affected. Duff Wilson at The New York Times reports. Larry Husten at CardioBrief has links and responses from the AHA and ACC.

Palliative Care: Michelle Andrews at Kaiser Health News reports on increased demand for a little-known type of care.

Radium Girls: Doc Gurley wrote about radiation panic yesterday, but today we're featuring Deborah Blum at Speakeasy Science. "As we analyze and worry over radiation seeping from Japan's earthquake-damaged nuclear plants," she writes, "it seems a curiosity that less than a hundred years ago, many people still believed that radioactive elements were the stuff of wonder.

Goodbye Google Health? Larry Page returns to Google as CEO next week. The Wall Street Journal reports on what might change, including this little paragraph:

Some managers believe Mr. Page will eliminate or downgrade projects he doesn't believe are worthwhile, freeing up employees to work on more important initiatives, these people said. One project expected to get less support is Google Health, which lets people store medical records and other health data on Google's servers, said people familiar with the matter.

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