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Calories in popular foods must be cut, say health officials
BBC News
Targets are to be set to reduce calories in pizzas, burgers and ready meals as part of the government's drive to tackle child obesity in England. Health officials believe the move is needed as people are consuming 200 to 300 calories too many each day.

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NPR

Many Nurses Lack Knowledge Of Health Risks To Mothers After Childbirth
NPR
The respondents, of whom nearly one-third had master's or doctoral degrees, were members of the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses, the leading professional organization for nurses specializing in maternal and infant care.

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Salt Lake Tribune

Science Says: DNA test results may not change health habits
Salt Lake Tribune
The field also gained a new entrant in July, when a company called Helix launched an online marketplace for DNA tests, including some for genetic health risk. Helix decodes a consumer's DNA and passes the results along to another company for analysis.

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Richmond magazine (blog)

Small Businesses Thinking Big About Health Care
Richmond magazine (blog)
Proposals are now being accepted for a $10,000 Community Care Award to support a community health or wellness project. The competition, which UnitedHealthcare is presenting and supporting in partnership with UnBoundRVA and the BizWorks Enterprise ...

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Ars Technica

Health benefits of wind and solar offset all subsidies
Ars Technica
Poor air quality is a tricky beast in public health, since it's not obvious when someone dies as a result of air pollution. The World Health Organization estimates that air pollution leads to around 7 million premature deaths globally each year—people ...

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Business Insider

Why a pill with barely any health benefits could be the 'most important' new supplement in 20 years
Business Insider
Probiotics — pricey supplements designed to support the trillions of bacteria blossoming in our guts — have become a big business, with a market that is projected to exceed $57 billion in the next five years. "Probiotics are probably the single most ...

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PEOPLE.com

Ric Flair Is 'a Fighter' Amid Critical Health Battle: 'Let's Not Count Him Out One Second,' Says Friend
PEOPLE.com
Though Ric Flair remains in critical condition at an Atlanta-based hospital as he battles “multiple organ problems” following an emergency operation, a friend close to the wrestling legend tells PEOPLE fans should “not count him out” yet. Cameron “Cam” ...

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New York Magazine

A New Study Says Heavy Drinking Has Become a 'Public Health Crisis'
New York Magazine
According to new research published earlier this month in JAMA Psychiatry, a growing number of Americans are engaging in dangerous drinking behaviors — so many, in fact, that the study authors described their findings as “a public-health crisis.”.



The Daily Northwestern

Joy Yee Noodle temporarily closed by Evanston Health Department for live cockroaches
The Daily Northwestern
Popular Asian restaurant Joy Yee Noodle, located at 519 Davis, was closed by order of the Evanston Health Department on Wednesday due to live cockroaches found in the kitchen, Evanston public health manager Ike Ogbo said. “They had some sanitation ...



Wine Spectator

Health Watch: A Drink Might Boost Cognition and Creativity, and Potentially Fight Off the Flu
Wine Spectator
Anti-aging diets, cosmetics, medical procedures—longevity of life is a priority when it comes to health and wellness research. Now, a study published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease finds evidence that adults who drink moderately and regularly ...


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