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October 13, 2017

 

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A Crisis Both New And Old: Water In Puerto Rico

The aftermath of Hurricane Maria left at least 55 percent of the island’s residents at risk for waterborne illnesses like typhoid and cholera.

June 1, 2017

 

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A Little Chocolate Each Week May Lower Risk Of Heart Flutter

A study finds people who ate small amounts of chocolate several times a week had a lower risk of atrial fibrillation.

May 23, 2017

 

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Nacho Cheese Sauce Tainted With Botulism Kills California Man

An outbreak of botulism caused by nacho cheese sauce from a gas station has hospitalized nine people and killed one man in northern California.

April 24, 2017

 

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Midwest Farmers Feel Prepared For Next Bird Flu Outbreak

Two years after a devastating bird flu outbreak in the Midwest, many farmers here say they now have a better idea of how to keep bird flu at bay.

April 11, 2017

 

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Obesity Shifts To Low Income Families In Mexico

Historically, prevalence of obesity in Mexico was associated with higher socioeconomic status. A new study shows that's changing, and impacting teen girls.

April 6, 2017

 

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Judges Take Up Big Soda’s Suit To Abolish Philly’s Sugar Tax

An appeals court hears arguments Wednesday on the future of Philadelphia's landmark tax on sweetened drinks.

April 6, 2017

 

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Soda Taxes And Small Candy Bars: Two Countries Fight Sugar

The U.K. and Canada released reports last month detailing efforts to reduce sugar consumption in their respective countries, with two different approaches.

March 14, 2017

 

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Why Kids Should See Their Veggies

Getting kids to eat veggies through subterfuge sets the bar too low, researchers say. Your child must actually learn to like veggies, weird textures and all.

December 7, 2016

 

pigs

Resistance To Important Antibiotics Found On U.S. Swine Farm

The CDC had already called carbapenem-resistance an "urgent threat" to human health that is responsible for about 600 deaths a year.

November 10, 2016

 

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Study: Climate And Health Benefit From Beef, Dairy Tax

An Oxford University study says taxing beef and dairy products at the cost of their impact on the climate will reduce emissions and improve consumer health.

November 7, 2016

 

aerial views of a hog farm in North Carolina

Manure Happens, Especially When Hog Farms Flood

When Hurricane Matthew hit North Carolina, it flooded manure lagoons at hog farms. Environmentalists say it shows that these farms are too risky for the state.

October 31, 2016

 

fish

Hey, Looks Like Americans Are Finally Eating More Fish

A new report finds seafood consumption is up by nearly a pound from the previous year, the biggest leap in 20 years.

October 11, 2016

 

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WHO Urges Nations Around The Globe To Tax Soda

A World Health Organization report recommends fiscal policies, including taxes, that hike the retail price of sugary drinks to fend off obesity and diabetes.

August 24, 2016

 

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Berkeley’s Soda Tax Appears To Cut Consumption

A new study finds the nation's first soda tax succeeded in cutting consumption of sugary drinks, but it's uncertain if the effect will be permanent.

August 19, 2016

 

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Can You Turn Scraps Into Premium Products?

Entrepreneurs hope customers will pony up for high-end foods made from rescued ingredients.

May 11, 2016

 

Soda

Philly Soda Tax Campaign Finds Friend In Bloomberg

Former New York City Michael Bloomberg is pledging his money and support for the proposed Philadelphia soda tax.

April 27, 2016

 

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Plateau But No Decline: Child Obesity Rates Hold Steady

A new study finds 33 percent of American children are overweight. But researchers hope the findings don't overshadow the success stories out there.

April 13, 2016

 

cows

Are Farmers Doing Enough To Control Antibiotic Resistance?

Federal agencies are changing some of the rules for how antibiotics are used on farms, which is raising questions about when antibiotics are really necessary.

February 25, 2016

 

Panera's Bacon Turkey Bravo Sandwich on Tomato Basil bread

Judge Rules NYC Can Require Sodium Warnings On Menus

The latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans, released in January, recommend limiting sodium intake to 2,300 milligrams (about 1 teaspoon) per day.

January 21, 2016

 

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Senate Nears Compromise On School Nutrition Rules

The deal OK'd by a key Senate panel preserves stricter school nutrition standards enacted since 2010, but it gives schools more leeway in implementing them.

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