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Allison Aubrey

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Plateau But No Decline: Child Obesity Rates Hold Steady

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

A new study finds 33 percent of American children between 2 and 19 are overweight, and 17 percent are obese. But researchers say they hope the findings don't overshadow the success stories out there.

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Babies Who Eat Rice Cereal Have Higher Arsenic Levels, Study Finds

Monday, April 25, 2016

Multiple studies have found that rice-based foods contain traces of arsenic. Now a study finds babies fed rice cereals and other rice-based snacks have higher concentrations of arsenic in their urine.

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The Full-Fat Paradox: Dairy Fat Linked To Lower Diabetes Risk

Monday, April 18, 2016

The new findings add to the evidence suggesting that full-fat dairy may have protective effects — both in cutting the risk of diabetes and in helping people control body weight.

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Study Finds Climate Change Could Be Leading To Better Wine

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Winemakers know grapes are sensitive to temperature and drought. A recent study in the journal Nature Climate Change looks at how weather plays a role in determining the quality of wine produced.

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This Bakery Offers A Second Chance For Women After Prison

Friday, April 15, 2016

Together We Bake in Alexandria, Va., supplies granola, cookies and kale chips to local eateries. It's also a job-training program for women — many of whom have criminal records.

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Home And Garden Giant Ditches Class Of Pesticides That May Harm Bees

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Ortho is part of the Miracle-Gro family. The company says it decided to phase out neonics from its home and garden products after reviewing possible threats posed to bees and other pollinators.

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How Little Vermont Got Big Food Companies To Label GMOs

Sunday, March 27, 2016

In the coming weeks, major brands including General Mills, Kellogg and Mars will start labeling foods produced with genetic engineering. That's all because of a Vermont law set to take effect July 1.

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Study Finds Climate Change Could Be Leading To Better Wine

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

A new study in the journal Nature Climate Change finds weather plays a role in determining the quality of wine produced.

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Senate Blocks Bill To Create Voluntary National Standards For Labeling GMOs

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

The Senate failed to pass legislation on Wednesday that would have created national, voluntary standards for labeling genetically modified foods or GMOs. A coalition of environmentalists and chefs that favor mandatory labeling of GMOs applauded the action, but an industry group, the Corn Refiners Association, says it's concerned by the Senate's move.

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These 27 Solutions Could Help The U.S. Slash Food Waste

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

The U.S. wastes 133 billion pounds of food annually. Cutting that by 50 percent by 2020 is going to take a serious action plan. A new data-driven report ranks approaches that could get the job done.

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Chew On This: Slicing Meat Helped Shape Modern Humans

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Long before cooking was common, early humans needed extra energy to fuel bigger bodies and brains. Scientists say simple stone cutting tools likely allowed small-toothed meat eaters to thrive.

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From Ugly To Hip: Misfit Fruits And Veggies Coming To Whole Foods

Monday, March 07, 2016

You've probably heard of ugly fruits and veggies.

They may not be pretty, but they're still perfectly tasty and nutritious. And there are lots of efforts to keep these cosmetically challenged foods (think gnarled carrots, or funky, misshapen apples) from landing in the landfill because they don't meet ...

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Peanut Mush In Infancy Cuts Allergy Risk. New Study Adds To Evidence

Friday, March 04, 2016

A second big study affirms new thinking: Exposing high-risk kids to peanuts beginning in infancy reduces the chance of developing a peanut allergy. This peanut tolerance holds up as kids get older.

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Second Study Affirms New Thinking About Peanut Allergies In Kids

Friday, March 04, 2016

A second big study affirms new thinking: early exposure to peanuts — beginning in infancy — reduces the risk of developing a peanut allergy. And this peanut tolerance holds up as kids get older.

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Sleep Munchies: Why It's Harder To Resist Snacks When We're Tired

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

A new study finds that too little sleep boosts a signal in the body that may drive a stronger desire to eat. It's the latest evidence linking sleep deprivation to overeating and increased body weight.

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Eat Less Meat, We're Told. But Americans' Habits Are Slow To Change

Friday, February 26, 2016

These days, it can be hard to ignore all the messages to eat less meat and more vegetables.

Last year, the World Health Organization used its megaphone to publicize the link between cancer and excessive red meat consumption.

Environmentalists push the message, too, by pointing to all the ...

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Judge Rules NYC Can Require Sodium Warnings On Restaurant Menus

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

A state judge ruled Wednesday that New York City health officials can enforce a requirement for chain restaurants to inform consumers which menu items have more than 2,300 milligrams of sodium.

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Alabama Fast-Food Workers Rally To Defend City's Wage Hike

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

A coalition of fast-food workers, clergy and advocates rallied at the state capitol in Montgomery, Ala., Tuesday as a fight escalated in the state over a proposed minimum wage.

Alabama has no minimum wage, and last year, the Birmingham City Council voted to approve an increase from $7.25 (the ...

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Is Organic More Nutritious? New Study Adds To The Evidence

Thursday, February 18, 2016

It's often a split-second decision.

You're in the produce aisle, and those organic apples on display look nice. You like the idea of organic — but they're a few bucks extra. Ditto for the organic milk and meat. Do you splurge? Or do you ask yourself: What am I really ...

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Misuse Of ADHD Drugs By Young Adults Drives Rise In ER Visits

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

It's no secret that stimulant medications such as Adderall that are prescribed to treat symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are sometimes used as "study drugs" aimed at boosting cognitive performance.

And emergency room visits linked to misuse of the drug are on the rise, according to a study ...

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