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  • Some ugly misconceptions about food stamps

    Some ugly misconceptions about food stamps
    It’s back to the drawing board as Congress voted against its farm bill Thursday in an unexpected defeat for legislation relied upon to set U.S. food policy. Some conservative Republicans thought the bill didn't curtail enough spending, while many...
  • Erasing obesity means more than just taking a walk

    Erasing obesity means more than just taking a walk
    Who in our society — aside from the folks who believe that man walked with the dinosaurs back when Earth was created a few thousand years ago — can resist science? We eat up, sometimes in a literal sense, every new study that finds that one...
  • When it comes to weight loss, bad habits die hard

    When it comes to weight loss, bad habits die hard
    On a recent doctor's visit, a compelling health video was looping in the reception room. It incorporated many of the accepted rules for achieving a healthy weight. The motivational video, tailored to the doctor's clientele, illustrated simple ways to...
  • TV ratings: 'Talent' wins for NBC; Adult Swim has strong summer

    TV ratings: 'Talent' wins for NBC; Adult Swim has strong summer
    "America's Got Talent" fell in ratings week-to-week Tuesday night, the last round of performances before the semi-finals, but still couldn't be touched. The two-hour telecast, which featured comedian John Wing, a gospel choir and a dance group called...
  • Poop pill treats painful intestinal infection

    Poop pill treats painful intestinal infection
    Fecal transplants are gaining ground as a highly effective treatment for recurrent infection with the intestinal bacteria clostridium difficile. But the "yuck factor" of the procedure continues to deter physicians from offering it to patients who could...
  • 'Biggest Loser': Ruben Studdard vows to keep 'taco meat,' lose weight

    'Biggest Loser': Ruben Studdard vows to keep 'taco meat,' lose weight
    Ruben Studdard has made a name for himself as the Velvet Teddy Bear after winning "American Idol." But if the balladeer is going to reach his goal of becoming the best in the world he needs to drop the weight for good. And he's ready to do that on...
  • California kids drinking less soda, but consumption among teens is up

    California kids drinking less soda, but consumption among teens is up
    California kids under 12 are drinking fewer sodas and sports drinks than they were a few years ago, but more teenagers are downing at least one sugar-sweetened beverage a day than in 2005 to 2007, according to a report Thursday. Forty-one percent of...
  • Mexico's Chamber of Deputies OKs junk food tax

    Mexico's Chamber of Deputies OKs junk food tax
    MEXICO CITY — It may soon cost more to get fat in Mexico. New taxes on high-calorie foods and sugary drinks were approved by Mexico's lower house of Congress in a marathon 18-hour session that ended Friday, and are likely to become law. They are...
  • Mexico's lower house of Congress approves new taxes on junk food

    Mexico's lower house of Congress approves new taxes on junk food
    MEXICO CITY — It may soon cost more to get fat in Mexico. New taxes on high-calorie junk food and sugary drinks were approved by Mexico’s lower house of Congress in a marathon 18-hour session that ended Friday morning. They are part of a...
  • For nearly 1 in 5 Americans, BMI may tell the wrong story

    For nearly 1 in 5 Americans, BMI may tell the wrong story
    Obese is bad and lean is good. End of story, right? Wrong, say a pair of University of Pennsylvania physicians and obesity researchers who are calling for better ways to assess individual health prospects than the body mass index, or BMI. The BMI--a...
  • Could a medication make obesity healthier?

    Could a medication make obesity healthier?
    With 78 million American adults in the obese column and showing slim chances of permanently dieting their way out of it, one way of mitigating the public health disaster to come would be to unhook the wagonload of obesity-related ills -- most notably Type...