Daily Rounds: Dems Deride Health Reform; Local Health Billboards; Diet Drugs Challenged; 'Prehomosexual?'

Democrats spend on anti-health-reform advertisements "Since the beginning of Congress’s August recess, Democratic candidates have poured $930,000 into ads deriding the health overhaul but just $300,000 in pro-reform spots, according to Evan Tracey at Kantar Media." (The Politico)

City signs on to help bridge gaps to healthier neighborhoods - The Boston Globe "On three dozen roadway billboards and almost a score of T placards, some of the most defining digits in our lives — ZIP codes — started sprouting this week. The message, scheduled to be formally unveiled today, is subtle but powerful: Where you live matters when it comes to health." (Boston Globe)

Diet Drug From Arena Rejected by F.D.A. Panel - "The negative vote is the second setback this year in attempts to win approval for what would be the first new prescription weight-loss drug in more than a decade."
(The New York Times)

Bering in Mind: Is your child a "prehomosexual"? Forecasting adult sexual orientation In an unusually provocative piece for Scientific American, a psychologist rounds up recent research and mixes it with his personal experience. (

This program aired on September 17, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.


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