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Computer Lets Parents Track Kids' Eating
Feb 20, 2006
A student slides a tray toward the cafeteria cash register with a healthy selection: a pint of milk, green beans, whipped sweet potatoes and chicken nuggets — baked, not fried. But then he adds a fudge brownie.

Oregon Kids Getting Heavier, Study Says
Feb 02, 2006
Because Oregon kids are growing out faster than they are growing up, public schools must get students exercising and remove the temptation of junk food, child advocates say.

NutriSystem Sets Sights on Male Dieters
Jan 30, 2006
Nate Griffin, a former Army sergeant, watches what he eats. At one point, he even tried juice diets and other products to shed pounds. But ask him whether he'd join a group to talk about weight loss, he cringes.

Study Finds Exercise Helps Delay Dementia
Jan 17, 2006
Older people who exercise three or more times a week are less likely to develop Alzheimer's and other types of dementia, according to a study that adds to the evidence that staying active can help keep the mind sharp.

Tests Show Turkish Girl Died of Bird Flu
Jan 16, 2006
Preliminary tests have confirmed that a 12-year-old girl who died was infected with the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu, raising Turkey's death toll to four, health officials said Monday.

U.N.: $1.5B Needed to Fight Bird Flu
Jan 12, 2006
Poor countries and international organizations need about $1.5 billion to help fight bird flu and prepare for a possible pandemic in humans, a senior U.N. official said.

WHO Tries to Allay Fears Over Bird Flu
Jan 11, 2006
The World Health Organization on Wednesday tried to allay fears of a massive bird flu outbreak in Turkey, telling people not to panic but urging them to avoid contact with sick or dead poultry.

WHO Confirms Deadly Bird Flu in Turkey
Jan 08, 2006
Teenage siblings who died of bird flu in Turkey were the first humans outside East Asia to succumb to the deadly H5N1 strain that has apparently been spread by migratory birds, the U.N. health agency said Saturday.

Baltimore Is Named America's Fittest City
Jan 07, 2006
Baltimore has been named America's fittest city, with Chicago overtaking Houston as the fattest. Last year's fittest city, Seattle, drops to No. 8 in the new list, released today by Men's Fitness magazine.

Medicare Drug Benefit Set for '06 Debut
Dec 31, 2005
Medicare's prescription drug coverage rolls out Sunday, a benefit being hailed as the most significant advance in the program's 40-year history. Most senior citizens should see their medicine become more affordable because of the new coverage. Still, not everyone will save, and Medicare's 42 million beneficiaries have been patient, if not hesitant, about enrolling in a private plan.



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