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In new seats of power, House Democrats will steer health policy

Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Nov. 7, 2018 / 10:35 PM GMT By Emmarie Huetteman, Kaiser Health News For the first time since passing the Affordable Care Act, Democrats will soon control the House of Representatives and its powerful health… Read More »

E-cigarette policy should consider environmental effects, expert says

(Reuters Health) – Health policy debates around electronic cigarettes should consider the health of the environment, too, according to an editorial in the American Journal of Public Health. FILE PHOTO: Electronic cigarettes are displayed in a shop in London, Britain August 19, 2015. REUTERS/Neil Hall/File Photo Each stage of the e-cigarette product lifecycle, including mining,… Read More »

Scaling Back: A New Policy Disagreement Between Clinton and Sanders: Soda Taxes

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have a new issue to disagree about: the wisdom of a soda tax. A tax on sugary soft drinks, like the one proposed in Philadelphia and endorsed by Mrs. Clinton last week, divides the left. It can be seen as achieving an admirable public health goal of less sugar consumption… Read More »