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Racial differences among obese people

April 5, 2011
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There are differences in the number of people who are obese based on race and ethnic background.
A study showed

  • 36 percent of black Americans are obese
  • 29 percent of Hispanics are obese
  • 24 percent of whites are obese

Black …

Sports Drinks and Dehydration

April 5, 2011
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Dehydration happens when you do not drink enough water. During exercise, your body loses fluid. You must replace it for your body to work well.
A recent study of athletes ages 9 to 16 showed they did not drink enough …

Eating fish is good for your brain

April 5, 2011
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A new study shows that people eating fish may have less chance of dementia. Dementia is a loss of brain function.
The study was of a 15,000 people over 65 years of age living in China, India, Cuba, Venezuela, Mexico …

Asylum for Battered Women

February 7, 2011
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The Obama administration is going to permit foreign women who suffer serious domestic violence to receive asylum in the United States. This means they can live in this country legally as refugees.
Women must show they have no protection at …

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Evidence and Common Sense: Do Not Drink While Pregnant

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A Guide to Grocery Store Tricks

If you own a supermarket, you want shoppers to buy as much food as you can get them to buy....

The Parasite in the Playground

Those stray dogs and cats you see in playgrounds are leaving something behind. They leave roundworms. The technical name for...

To Lose Weight – Wait

To Lose Weight – Wait

Wait to eat that is.

New research confirms that...

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