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3 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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This Exercise Craze Is Giving Low-Income Women A Chance To Prioritize Their Health

This story first appeared in Intersections South L.A., a publication of the Annenberg Media Center, on October 30, 2014. “She used to be fat!” a woman said after Patricia Campos’ class on a recent weekday morning, nudging her elbow at a fellow student. “No, I used to be fat!” a friend chimed in. “I was fat, too!” added another. Just ...

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5 HOURS AGO - Washington Times

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MSU gets $4.7 million to attack obesity among preschoolers

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan State University researchers are heading a $4.7 million federal program aimed at reducing obesity among pre-school children. The East Lansing school says the five-year grant is part of a $42 million U.S. Department of Agriculture initiative. It's funded under the 2014 Farm Bill. The ...

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8 HOURS AGO - Fox News

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Study finds stem cells can be manipulated to promote bone growth

A new study has identified an enzyme in mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) that is responsible for creating either bone or fat— a finding that scientists argue may lay the groundwork for new osteoporosis and obesity treatments.

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11 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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Kids' Fast Food Consumption On The Decline

BY KATHRYN DOYLE Mon Mar 30, 2015 1:57pm EDT (Reuters Health) - Between 2003 and 2010, the number of U.S. kids eating fast food on any given day went down, and the calories from some types of fast foods have declined as well, according to a new study. “Most prior studies have focused on menu items, but this (one) actually ...

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11 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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Stop Playing 'Whack-A-Mole' With Toxic Flame Retardants, Health Advocates Urge

As the public has learned of health risks tied to chemicals in everyday products, many companies have responded by eliminating, one by one, the suspected cancer causers, brain damagers and hormone disruptors. But even prompt action doesn't entirely appease some health experts, who warn of a problematic pattern. "We're playing toxic whack-a-mole," said Arlene Blum, a chemist at the University ...

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