News bites: IRS refunds, CER studies, and more

Former medical residents are finally getting their IRS refunds after a two-decade-long battle, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

A board set up by the healthcare reform law this week releases national priorities for spending federal funds on comparative effectiveness research, Kaiser Health News reports.

The search for second opinions — especially on radiology images and biopsy slides — is on the rise, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Western governments' austerity measures are taking a bite out of global medical aid, Bloomberg reports.

A new National Institutes of Health study shows 32 million Americans have autoantibodies that target their own tissues.