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Graphic Cigarette Warning Labels Now OK, Says Federal Appeals Court

Graphic Cigarette Warning Labels Now OK, Says Federal Appeals Court

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Tobacco: Health officials now after a federal appeals court judge upheld a federal law that previously had been struck down by a lower court, Brett Barrouquere reports for the Associated Press. The decision, while hailed by public health advocates, is likely to be appealed and could come before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Health Reform: As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments on the 2010 health reform law, here's that spells out the issues before the court, from the individual mandate to health care exchanges. Calvin Woodward examines why Barack Obama and Mitt Romney they championed.

Cancer Clusters: Kevin P. Craver of the Northwest Herald (Ill.) examines the long history of and asks why the local health department is keeping quiet updates to its 2006 epidemiological study finding no link between the brain cancers and pollution from nearby chemical manufacturers.

Heal Thyself: , publishing with his colleagues an extraordinary profile of the links between his DNA and biochemistry as he developed Type 2 diabetes and endured two viral infections, Jon Cohen reports for Science.

Medicaid: Florida may be trying to crack down on "pill mills" dispensing addictive oxycodone, but the state's Medicaid program in two years – even though only 1.36 million Florida adults are Medicaid recipients, Pat Beall reports for the Palm Beach Post Staff

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