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Posted Oct 01 2008 10:51pm
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  • It takes a village to raise a diet...
    More fruits and vegetables were added to school lunches. Restaurants offered smaller portions. Crosswalks even got a fresh coat of paint to encourage walking and biking. The whole city of Somerville went on a diet to curb childhood obesity, and researchers say it worked...

  • Too many vitamins can make you sick...
    There's more worrisome news about vitamins: Taking too many may increase men's risk of dying from prostate cancer. The study, being published Wednesday, doesn't settle the issue. But it is the biggest yet to suggest high-dose multivitamins may harm the prostate, and the latest chapter in the confusing quest to tell whether taking various vitamins really helps a variety of conditions or is a waste of money, or worse...

  • Pesticide spraying near schools...
    On Grandparents Day, Domitila Lemus accompanied her 8-year-old granddaughter to school. As the girls lined up behind Sunnyside Union Elementary, a foul mist drifted onto the playground from the adjacent orange groves, witnesses say. Lemus started coughing, and two children collapsed in spasms, vomiting on the blacktop. There are no federal laws specifically against spraying near schools...

  • Diabetes way up in young girls...
    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- The number of adolescent girls taking drugs for Type 2 diabetes nearly tripled in just five years, while use of chronic medicines for psychotic behavior and insomnia roughly doubled among boys and girls aged 10 to 19, a study shows. Meanwhile, adolescents' use of drugs for depression and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, leveled off or dropped in the last two years, after widespread new warnings about safety concerns...

  • A new gizmo for for exercising while working...
    The vertical "walk and work" desk was designed by the study authors at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. The unit has an "H"-shaped steel frame that has four locking rubber wheels, making for easy movement and positioning over a treadmill. Adjustable arms hold the computer, keyboard and mouse...

  • Michael Moore's "Sicko" exposé almost confiscated...
    Michael Moore: "This preemptive action taken by the Bush administration on the eve of the 'Sicko' premiere in Cannes led our attorneys to fear for the safety of our film, noting that Secretary Paulson may try to claim that the content of the movie was obtained through a violation of the trade embargo that our country has against Cuba and the travel laws that prohibit average citizens of our free country from traveling to Cuba. (The law does not prohibit anyone from exercising their first amendment right of a free press and documentaries are protected works of journalism.)"...
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