The Daily Briefing editorial team highlights several studies and articles that got us talking this week.
A new study in JAMA shows that physicians tend to form informal networks with each other in which ties and connections are developed through shared patients. More.
A physician with the World Health Organization this week was shot in Pakistan while on an anti-polio campaign, USA Today reports. The incident comes amid growing tensions surrounding anti-polio programs in the area, which were used to help the CIA locate Osama bin Laden. More.
Despite rigorous testing and the many risks, some Olympic athletes are turning to performance-enhancing drugs to get an edge of their London 2012 competition. NPR's "Shots" explains why so many top athletes take the risk. More.
New Hampshire Public Radio this week examined the use of automatic dispensing machines in hospitals. More.
The Philadelphia Inquirer this week examined the impact of salary inequity between male and female physicians. More.
The Hartford Courant this week spotlighted new goggles that allow children to watch movies while they lay still in an MRI machine. More.
A new hearing system helps restore patients' hearing through sound waves that travel from teeth through bones in the skull, the Wall Street Journal reports. More.