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This Week in PLoS Medicine: Big Food; Outcomes after ectopic pregnancy; Private & public care in LMICs

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This week PLoS Medicine features two new Research Articles and the start of our new series on Big Food.

To learn more about this month’s Editorial announcing our Big Food Series, read the blog post by the Senior Editor in charge of the series, Jocalyn Clark.

Using Scottish national registry data, Sohinee Bhattacharya and colleagues investigate pregnancy outcomes following ectopic pregnancy in comparison to livebirth, miscarriage, or termination in a first pregnancy.

In a systematic review Sanjay Basu and colleagues reevaluate the evidence about comparative performance of public versus private sector healthcare delivery in low- and middle-income countries.

In an article that forms part of the PLoS Medicine series on Big Food, guest editors David Stuckler and Marion Nestle lay out why more examination of the food industry is necessary, and offer three competing views on how public health professionals might engage with Big Food.

In an article that forms part of the PLoS Medicine series on Big Food, Andrew Cheyne and colleagues compare soda companies’ corporate social responsibility (CSR) campaigns – which are designed to bolster the image and popularity of their products and to prevent regulation – with the tobacco industry’s CSR campaigning.

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