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As renewed debate over health care reform begins to simmer in Washington, can journalists give the topic the attention it needs?

Dec. 14th’s lower court ruling that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is unconstitutional has again thrust health care back on the national agenda. It also gives journalists a chance to redeem themselves from what I have argued has been poor news coverage that helped fuel the public backlash against the law from the beginning. A lot… Read More »

Whole Foods recalls baby spinach-containing food products over potential salmonella contamination

A salmonella infection can cause vomiting and stomach cramping, among other symptoms. (iStock) Grocery store giant Whole Foods announced a voluntary recall of multiple prepared foods that contain baby spinach, citing concerns they could be contaminated with salmonella. At least eight states — Connecticut, Florida, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island… Read More »

Call for more transparency over ‘add-on’ fertility treatments

Many add-ons are available – but do they work?Phanie / Alamy By New Scientist staff and Press Association Clinics offering fertility treatment must be more transparent about the effectiveness and costs of “optional extras”, the UK’s fertility regulator has said. The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority says there is “no conclusive evidence” that any so-called… Read More »