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Salmonella Outbreak In Iowa; Scott & Muscatine Cases

The Iowa Department of Public Health released the following statement on an outbreak of the food borne illness, Salmonella.Full story

Why hours at the gym may not translate into the bikini body you’re hoping for

  Author and pediatric endocrinologist Robert Lustig breaks down why traditional ways of thinking about weight loss may not be working.

Food, drink industries undermine health policy, study finds

LONDON (Reuters) - Multinational food, drink and alcohol companies are using strategies similar to those employed by the tobacco industry to undermine public health policies, health experts said on Tuesday. Full story

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NYT: Life expectancy rises around world, but not U.S.

Scientists man bioterror front lines post-9/11

It's majority rule — even if only 10% believe it 

Health App Downloads Soar, But Do They Work?

India kills 4,000 poultry in bird flu outbreak

Supreme court hears case about vaccine side effects

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  Ditching College for Silicon Valley ...

Tara Seshan, Theil fellow, explains how she is trying to change the world through public health.

  Sugar: the new tobacco?

With the obesity epidemic on the rise, New York City is trying to stem the tide. But as states propose new initiatives with the intention of improving public health, it’s bound to turn into a political hot potato. NBC’s Dr. Nancy Snyderman reports.

  Public health issues feature prominently in debate

The Washington Post’s Eugene Robinson and political panel talk about Rick Perry’s stance on the HPV vaccination and Rep. Ron Paul’s objection to government’s role in public health.

  Weight Gain Study

A new study from the Harvard School of Public Health identifies multiple factors that contribute to America's overall weight gain. NBC's Erika Edwards reports.

  El Paso issues air quality advisory

Smoke from the Arizona wildfire combined with desert dust to create a haze thick enough to prompt public health warnings Wednesday. NBC's Brian Williams reports.

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