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Examining Web users' search terms could help public health officials identify emerging epidemics days, if not weeks, faster than more traditional forms of disease surveillance.
In the day's other news, Wall Street lost some of its gains from the previous day's trading and the Environmental Protection Agency issued a tentative finding stating that global warming is a threat to public health.
Lee Hochberg reports on the debate in some cities and states over laws that would require restaurants to display nutritional information on their menus. Lawmakers hope the policy would benefit diners with certain health conditions, while restaurant owners are concerned…
Philip Landrigan, chairman of the Community and Preventive Medicine Department at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York, discusses the department's recent report on the health of 9/11 first responders.
Nationwide, up to 98,000 deaths annually can be attributed to errors in U.S. hospitals, including misprescribed medication and hospital-acquired infections. The 100,000 Lives campaign wants to save money and lives by bringing together health care groups and hospitals.
A federal judge has ruled that five major tobacco companies violated racketeering laws and conspired to cover up the risks of smoking. Two analysts discuss the verdict.
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