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> Do girls really need to get the cancer-fighting HPV vaccine Gardasil if they're too young to be sexually active? Some parents are struggling with the idea. Article

> Planners in Wyoming debate the effects of a new wave of specialty hospitals emerging in the state. Article

> Scary stuff here, though not unexpected. Researchers are reporting that they've found a new bird flu virus sublineage. Release

> Despite the change in the political guard, chances are still slim that the U.S. system will go single-payer anytime soon. Commentary

> Former HCFA (now CMS) administrator Gail Wilensky makes a pitch for developing a U.S. "Center for Comparative Effectiveness Information." Study

> UK team uses stem cells to restore mice retinas. Report

> Advances made in gene therapy for HIV. Report

> New study to use stem cells after heart attacks. Report

And Finally… Researchers ponder medical issues on the Final Frontier. Article