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LONDON (AP) — The McDonald's at the London Olympic Park is supersized — but not, its critics say, super-healthy.
Summer break can expand kids’ waistlines, but it doesn’t have to.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California initiative to increase the tax on tobacco to pay for cancer research has failed by less than a percentage point after remaining too close to call for more than two weeks.
SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle breast cancer survivor whose breasts were surgically removed has gained the permission to swim topless at a city pool.
Chemicals in some soaps, toothpaste, mouthwash may play a role in immune system development
Ethiopian genomes strikingly similar to those of groups in Israel, Syria
WASHINGTON (AP) — Just a third of Americans back President Barack Obama's health care overhaul on which the Supreme Court is about to pass judgment, a new poll finds. But there is overwhelming support among both supporters and opponents for Congress and the president to begin work on a new bill if the high court strikes down the two-year-old law.
CHICAGO (AP) — The American Medical Association says yearly instruction aimed at preventing obesity should be required for public schoolchildren and teens.
NEW YORK (AP) — Call it compassionate, even political. But ... scientific? Several experts say there's no hard evidence to support the federal government's declaration this month that 50 kinds of cancer could be caused by exposure to World Trade Center dust.