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6 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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Pacific islanders battle the bulge as obesity toll grows

The new chairman of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) said Wednesday that he was determined to change the unhealthy lifestyle choices that have made his region the fattest in the world. Palau President Tommy Remengesau said that junk food had become a blight on Pacific island communities, leading to epidemic rates of heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure among ...

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6 HOURS AGO - Shape

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Dubai Is Paying Children to Lose Weight

Getty Images The city of Dubai is putting an interesting twist on the expression "worth your weight in gold," with a new program that rewards citizens for losing weight. Individual participants get one ounce of gold (equal to about $42) for every kilogram they shed, while families with kids get double that—an attempt to address the United Arab Emirates' high ...

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JUL 29, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Runners Live Longer Than The Rest Of Us, Study Suggests

By Sean Kinney With so many options for exercise, it can be tough to choose one that will fit into your schedule and provide the maximum health benefits. Taking up running might be one of your best bets. Running in your free time may reduce the risk of death in general and cut down on the risk of death from ...

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JUL 29, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Kurbo Health Raises $5.8 Million To Fight Childhood Obesity Via An App, Live Now On iOS

Kurbo Health, a mobile subscription service focused on fighting childhood obesity through the use of simple food diaries and live coaching, is today opening its doors to all families who want to sign up and try its weight loss program, initially available as an iOS application. The company also just closed on $5.8 million in Series A funding...

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JUL 28, 2014 - Huffington Post

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5 Things You Should Know About Vitamin D Deficiency

By Amanda MacMillan for Life by DailyBurn Imagine there were a nutrient that could protect your bones, brain and heart, and maybe even help you live longer. It's 100 percent free, and all you have to do to get it is go outside. Seems like something everyone would have plenty of, right? Well, that nutrient exists -- it's vitamin D, ...

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