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Daily Rounds: The App Gap; Romney's Illegal Immigrant Problem; Coffee For Cancer; Mammogram Hype Revealed

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Screen Time Higher Than Ever For Children (The New York Times) "The report also documents for the first time an emerging “app gap” in which affluent children are likely to use mobile educational games while those in low-income families are the most likely to have televisions in their bedrooms."

Romney blames successor for illegal immigrant health care; CNN Political Ticker - CNN.com Blogs (politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com)"Medical help for illegal immigrants could haunt Mitt Romney" reads the headline Monday's edition of the newspaper. The story details a program in the 2006 Massachusetts health care plan (which then Gov. Romney signed into law) called Health Safety Net, which allows undocumented illegal immigrants to obtain needed medical care along with other people in the state who lack insurance."

Coffee Fights Common Skin Cancer "It is likely that caffeine has a protective effect," researcher Fengju Song, PhD, postdoctoral fellow in dermatology at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, says in an email. "BCC risk was inversely associated with caffeine." (WebMD)

The Limits of Breast Cancer Screening - NYTimes.com "A new analysis published Monday in Archives of Internal Medicine offers a stark reality check about the value of mammography screening. Despite numerous testimonials from women who believe “a mammogram saved my life,” the truth is that most women who find breast cancer as a result of regular screening have not had their lives saved by the test, conclude two Dartmouth researchers, Dr. H. Gilbert Welch and Brittney A. Frankel. (well.blogs.nytimes.com)

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