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May 10, 2011
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Florida Bill Outlaws Asking Patients About Guns. The Florida legislature passed a bill that makes it illegal for pediatricians and other doctors to ask patients or their parents whether there are guns in the home.

Florida Bill Outlaws Asking Patients About Guns. The Florida legislature passed a bill that makes it illegal for pediatricians and other doctors to ask patients or their parents whether there are guns in the home.

wii Health Care Buzz TodayVirtual Reality Shows Promise for Stroke Patients. A literature review suggests that systems like Nintendo Wii, PlayStation EyeToy and CyberGlove could help stroke patients intensify their rehab programs.

Pay-For-Delay Schemes Cost Taxpayers Billions.  An FTC report finds a 60% increase in deals where pharmaceutical companies pay generic drug makers to hold off entering the market.

School-Wide ECG Screening Feasible. A program that screened all students in a Chicago-area school for heart problems was clinically successful, but drew criticism for its broad scope and expected costs.

South Korean Study Finds 1 in 38 Children Has Autism Traits. The result is higher than US studies which show the prevalence to be 1%. US estimates rely on education and medical records, whereas the Korean study is based on a survey.