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Health > Nutrition-Fitness
The results of a survey released Monday show that 25 percent of children and teenagers in Taiwan do not eat well, possibly due to a lack of food education.
 
More physicians prescribing exercise instead of medicine
When Dr. Michelle Johnson scribbles out prescriptions, the next stop for many of her patients is the gym, not the pharmacy.
 
The Consumers' Foundation (CF, 消基會) on Tuesday called for a complete ban on the use of antibiotics in food fed to animals.
 
When New York City public schools began giving students report cards on their weight a decade ago, officials hoped the information would help fight an obesity epidemic in the nation's largest school system. But a new study finds being labeled fat doesn't spur weight loss, at least among students near the threshold for being flagged.
 
Fitness, body fat key for health, not just weight
The bathroom scale may show a good number but how much of that weight is fat, not muscle? New studies are adding to the evidence that the scale doesn't always tell the whole story when it comes to weight-related health risks.
 
New York eateries post salt warnings,  while diners shrug
As warning labels go, the small salt shaker emblems that began showing up on some New York City restaurant menus recently are fairly unobtrusive, but each is supposed to carry a powerful message.
 
The Senate overwhelmingly confirmed U.S. President Barack Obama's nominee to be commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday despite frustration over the agency's response to the epidemic of painkiller abuse.
 
The late U.S. Associate Justice Antonin Scalia suffered from coronary artery disease, obesity and diabetes, among other ailments that probably contributed to the justice's sudden death, according to a letter from the Supreme Court's doctor.
 
Obama declares emergency over foul water in Michigan
US President Barack Obama declared a state of emergency in Michigan on Saturday, freeing up federal aid to help an area affected by contaminated water, the White House said.
 
Welcome to New Year's resolution junction. It's a busy place around this time of year, when those promises we make to ourselves are either furiously alive or dead on arrival.
 
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