China Aims to Ban All Smoking In Public Places by End of 2014


Key ingredient of study: use of extra-virgin olive oil, not calorie counting or exercise

Adults at risk for heart disease who eat a Mediterranean diet rich in olive oil can lower their chances of developing diabetes, even without restricting calories or boosting exercise, new research suggests.

    
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African American women who follow the same diet as white women and exercise just as much tend to lose less weight because they burn fewer calories, a new study suggests.

What Does It Mean to Be Brain-Dead?
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What does it mean when doctors say a person is brain-dead? WebMD asked critical care specialist Isaac Tawil, MD, an assistant professor at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, and bioethicist Arthur Caplan, PhD, director of the Division of Medical Ethics at NYU Langone Medical Center.

    
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General Mills Inc said it has stopped using genetically modified ingredients in the popular breakfast cereal Cheerios as the U.S. branded foods manufacturer hopes the move will firm up customer loyalty in the face of growing opposition to such additives.

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Researchers found people were more likely to eat what they thought others were eating

    
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More than 2.1 million people have enrolled in private health insurance plans through new federal and state websites since they were launched in October as part of President Barack Obama's healthcare overhaul, U.S. officials said on Tuesday.

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Keeping cholesterol under control may help brain as well as heart, study suggests

    
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For people at high risk of depression because of a family history, spirituality may offer some protection for the brain, a new study hints.

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In the 1980s, the mortality rate for breast cancer was about the same for white and black women. But since then, the breast cancer deaths among the two groups has widened dramatically -- and today, black women are 40 percent more likely to die of breast cancer than their white counterparts.

    
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Office workers in search of snacks will be counting calories along with their change under new labeling regulations for vending machines included in President Barack Obama's health care overhaul law.

In this Dec. 23, 2013 photo, a 12-year-old girl, who declined to be identified, reaches for the drink she purchased at a vending machine in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

    

"Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth."
--3 John 1:2

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