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U.S. EPA defends enforcement plan to focus on biggest polluters

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's plan to focus on cracking down on just the largest polluters will deliver "lasting...

U.S. bill seeks to block mandatory GMO food labeling by states

A Republican congressman from Kansas introduced legislation on Wednesday that would nullify efforts in multiple states to...

Probiotic may not help colic

In a large Australian trial of a popular type of "friendly bacteria," colicky babies given the probiotic product cried or...

Drinking milk may slow women's knee arthritis

The more milk women drank in a new U.S. study, the less deterioration they experienced in their arthritic knees. It's not...

For teen girls, fruits and veggies linked to lower risk of breast condition

Teenage girls who eat more colorful fruits and vegetables are less likely to develop benign breast disease as young adults,...

More than one third of Delhi slum children malnourished: survey

More than one third of under five year olds living in the Indian capital's slums are malnourished, a survey conducted by...

Better diet associated with less risk of preterm birth

Norwegian mothers-to-be who maintained "prudent" eating patterns during pregnancy were less likely to have preterm births...

U.S. soda sales fall to lowest since 1995: report

Americans cut back on drinking carbonated soft drinks again last year with soda sales reaching their lowest levels in nearly...

Diet drinks raise heart concern in postmenopausal women

Diet drinks may be linked to a higher risk of heart attacks, stroke and other heart problems in postmenopausal women, according...

U.S. court finds fault with federal water transfer regulation

A U.S. judge on Friday threw out a federal regulation that allowed government agencies to transfer water between different...

Eating cruciferous vegetables may lower inflammation

In a study of more than 1,000 Chinese women, those who ate the most cruciferous vegetables had substantially less inflammation...

Bamboo-munching giant panda also has a sweet tooth

Giant pandas eat plenty of veggies, but apparently they like dessert, too. Scientists studying the endangered black-and-white...

GSK recalls weight-loss drug Alli in U.S. on tampering concerns

GlaxoSmithKline is recalling all supplies of its non-prescription weight-loss drug Alli in the United States and Puerto Rico...

CORRECTED-U.S. drug firms move to bar antibiotic use in livestock growth

U.S. regulators on Wednesday said that 25 out of 26 drugmakers that sell antibiotics used in livestock feed for growth enhancement...

Optimism linked to healthier eating among women

Women with a sunny disposition may also have an easier time adopting healthy habits, according to a new study. Researchers...

Could half of all breast cancers be prevented?

If girls and women of all ages adopted healthier lifestyle behaviors and the highest-risk women took preventive drugs like...

Maker of Four Loko flavored malt liquor accepts marketing limits

The maker of Four Loko has agreed with 20 U.S. state attorneys general and the city of San Francisco to a series of reforms...

Single-serve packs could help overweight people eat less

it could be they are more dissuaded by the extra effort of opening lots of little packages than are healthy weight people....

Probiotic reduces risk of infections for preschoolers

A trial in Mexico suggests probiotics may help protect kids from the mild, but seemingly constant, illnesses they pick up...

Keep low-calorie foods close to choose them more often

In a new study suggesting laziness could be tapped as a tool for healthier eating, people reached for low-calorie apple slices...

Sweet smell of success: human nose discerns giant array of odors

What does your nose know? A lot more than you might expect. Scientists studying the breadth of people's sense of smell said...

Obesity prevention programs might help lower kids' blood pressure

Programs designed to prevent obesity in children may help lower kids' blood pressure, according to a new review of past studies....

You're not alone: Medical conspiracies believed by many

About half of American adults believe in at least one medical conspiracy theory, according to new survey results. Some conspiracy...

Consider culture in counseling on infant feeding: study

Obesity prevention efforts directed at infants may not work if cultural differences in childcare are not taken into account,...

Mothers' monitoring of media tied to kids' weight

Children whose mothers pay close attention to how much time they spend watching TV and playing video games tend to weigh...

Review questions the effects of dietary fats on heart disease

The types of fat people get in their diet may not be as closely related to their risk of heart disease as previously believed,...

Want a cookie? Play Tetris instead

Playing a game of Tetris can reduce the strength of food and nicotine cravings, according to a new study. "Craving is a common...

A plunge in U.S. preschool obesity? Not so fast, experts say

If the news last month that the prevalence of obesity among American preschoolers had plunged 43 percent in a decade sounded...

Breastfeeding past two years linked to infant tooth decay

Breastfeeding is credited with a long list of benefits, but one downside of extended and intensive breastfeeding may be a...

Exercise video games may add to kids' activity: study

Giving children active video games to play while they follow a weight management program boosts their moderate and vigorous...

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