WHAT WE’RE READING: Mitt Romney’s New Shadow
- “Giant Pack of Birth Control To Follow Romney on Campaign Trail” The Hill‘s “Healthwatch”: Planned Parenthood uses “Pillamina” to draw attention to Romney’s objection to the contraception coverage mandate.
- “Before Birth, Dad’s ID,” New York Times: New blood tests can determine the paternity of a fetus as early as the eighth or ninth week of pregnancy.
- “Study: Proximity to Healthy Foods Doesn’t Matter. Price Does.” Washington Post‘s “Wonkblog”: Researchers found individuals who shop at low-priced food stores have a higher rate of obesity than those who shop at high-priced stores.
- “The World is Fat (Especially America),” New York Times‘“Economix”: Researchers estimate that overweight adults add about 15 million metric tons to the world’s biomass.
- “Another Mayor Proposes Ban on Sweet Drinks,” NPR: Cambridge, Mass., Mayor Henrietta Davis said she was inspired by Bloomberg’s proposal to limit the size of sodas and other sweet drinks.