News bites: US lags behind ever more countries on newborn mortality

The healthcare laws ACOs may not end wasteful health spending, reports Kaiser Health News.

Presidential candidate Rick Perry is an anti-choice zealot, argues The New Republic.

The Daily Caller unearths Perrys past support for Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonChris Murphy’s profile rises with gun tragedies DNC, RNC step up cyber protections Gun proposal picks up GOP support MOREs effort to reform the healthcare system.

Gary Schwitzers HealthNewsReview blog pours cold water on reports linking chocolate to heart health.

India is closing its traditional Ayurvedic medical colleges that dont meet national standards, reports BioPharma Today.

Healthcare workers are more likely than other Americans to use alternative medicine, according to U.S. News & World Report.

India doesnt have drug advertising, but at least 100,000 traveling salespeople make their case in 20-second pitches to doctors, Bloomberg reports.

The Center for Health Media Policy interviews health policy reporter T.R. Reid about a PBS documentary hes working on that examines U.S. health systems that provide good care for less money.