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Zinc for Colds: The Evidence is In

Zinc for Colds: The Evidence is In

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Here's the latest in health and health journalism news from Reporting on Health.

Zinc: For cold sufferers, zinc lozenges or syrups can help prevent or shorten the sniffles – a little bit – according to a new Cochrane review examined by Deborah Kotz  for the Boston Globe. Check out on an embargo break on this story, too.

Exercise: People living in , CDC researchers report, Not surprisingly, those states also have relatively high rates of diabetes and obesity. Check out our tips for reporting on the diabetes-obesity link, too.

Quality: Writing about quality of health care always is challenging because of the nuances involved, as evidenced by the latest JAMA and measuring the quality of diabetes care. are a must-read, too.

Transparency: Is the when it comes to embargoed information? Ed Silverman of Pharmalot examines the evidence and highlights a sternly worded request for clarification from the Association of Health Care Journalists.

Whistleblowers: A group of Canadian emergency room .  

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