ALSO NOTED: More on the mercury-autism link; Medicaid LTC spending questioned; and much more...

> More follow-up reporting on the science of the mercury-autism link. Story

> Changing the "spend-down" and "lookback" periods are touted as solutions for reducing the huge amount spent on long-term care by Medicaid. Story

> Bristol Meyers Squibb and Baylor are teaming up on a $40 million effort to fight HIV/AIDS in Africa. Story

> The Wall Street Journal examines the economics of undersupply in the vaccine industry. Story (sub. req.)

> The UK's National Health Service said it has selected InterSystems to handle integration of medical records at three hospitals in the London area. Release

> Is July the most dangerous month of the year for a patient, as some people have argued for years? Blog

> QIO helps hospitals cut surgical infection rates by 71 percent in one year. Release

> The long-term impact of anesthesia is the subject of debate. Story

> Aetna to buy Denver health care network. Story

> Hospitals in Tennessee are beginning to adjust to the possibility of life after TennCare. Story

> Hospitals in Detroit are scared of losing Medicaid funding. Story

And Finally... If you have schizophrenia you might be better off in India. Story