Daily Rounds: Fluoridation Resistance; Stem Cells On For Now; Phoning For Health Prices; 'Emergency Bra'

Fluoridation is still a hard sell in Mass. - The Boston Globe "Nearly 150 cities and towns that could add the substance don’t, a state study released this year found — even though fluoridation is hailed by disease specialists as one of the 10 seminal public health triumphs of the past century." (Boston Globe)

Stem cell research can continue throughout appeal, court says - "Government-funded research on embryonic stem cells can continue, a U.S. appellate court said Tuesday, while lawyers appeal a judge's decision that found such research illegal." (Los Angeles Times)

Phone More Popular Than Internet When Seeking Prices For Health Care : Shots - Health News Blog : NPR "Three-quarters of those who investigated prices ahead of time said they found what they needed. How did they do it? Most used old-fashioned techniques: 61 percent got on the phone. 47 percent asked in person. 22 percent tried the Internet or e-mail. 12 percent cited mail. 4 percent found what they needed in magazines or books." (

‘Emergency Bra’ doubles as safe-breathing mask - "The bra cups are lined with air filters she said would protect the wearer from smoke, debris from explosions, dust storms, volcanic ash and radioactive or biological terrorist attacks. “It is an always available personal protection device, but first and foremost it is a beautiful piece of lingerie,” she told reporters, adding that it is not meant to replace military-issued gas masks." (Boston Herald)


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