Study: Nutrition Labels on Fast Food Mean Little to Americans
Here's what we're checking out today:
Environmental Health: Researchers for the first time have found traces of a broken-down form of long-banned pesticide DDT and other toxic chemicals in the blood and urine of pregnant women, showing the persistence of these chemicals in the environment, reports Victoria Colliver for the San Francisco Chronicle.
Health Disparities: The New York Times' Donald G. McNeil examines a new CDC report detailing the current state of racial disparities in American health care.
Nutrition: Thought nutritional labeling on fast food menus might steer Americans away from the junkiest options? Fuhgeddaboutit, according to a new study of orders at one fast food restaurant chain before and after the menu labeling change.
Health Reform: Frustrated by the he-said, she-said over the CBO estimate of the cost to repeal health reform? This Washington Post explainer by Glenn Kessler can help you sort it out.
Your Career: At our Career GPS blog, Angilee Shah talks with the founder of MedCity News about what he's looking for in journalist hires for his start-up medical news venture. Do you have what it takes?