Saturday, January 13, 2007

Saturday News Roundup (1/13/07)

Note: Where the news items below are based on published research, I have not yet had a chance to read the studies and vet the coverage of the findings. Reader beware.

Via CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report: Infant Deaths Associated with Cough and Cold Medications --- Two States, 2005

via CNN:
  • CDC warns against giving toddlers, babies cold medicine, cough syrup
  • Survey: Many assume they can't control cancer risk
  • Women more likely to survive lung cancer
  • '100 hours': House passes stem-cell bill despite veto threat
  • Risk of death high for new ex-cons

    via Medpundit, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has established the National Clearinghouse for Long-Term Care Information

    The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute has introduced a "New Campaign on Little Known Fourth Leading Cause of Death In United States," chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

    via the New York Times:
  • House Democrats Pass Bill on Medicare Drug Prices
  • Wal-Mart Says Health Plan is Covering More Workers
  • AIDS Drug to Protect Fetus Is Safe for Infected Mothers, Study Finds

    via, Health Tip: Symptoms of Ovarian Cysts

    Doulicia reports on bad press for doulas

    via Feministing:
  • January 22 is Blog for Choice Day
  • SD anti-choice law gets a rare rehearing

    Katie Allison Granju brings the bad news on people's perceptions of infant formula vs. breast milk.

    RHRealityCheck on The L Word's portrayal of "crisis pregnancy centers."

    The Kaiser Network has made available a transcript, video and podcast of its recent Ask the Experts: HPV Vaccine webcast session.

    The Well-Timed Period on the demise of the placebo week.

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