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Five Amazing Facts About Kale

What is so magical about kale? Weight Loss Champion Chuck Carroll offers five

02/26/2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are blasting the Food and Drug Administration for secretly monitoring the emails of agency scientists who went public with allegations that they were pressured to approve certain medical devices.

In a report published Tuesday, House Republicans say the FDA's computer surveillance may have overstepped federal laws designed to protect government whistleblowers. Using software that took rapid fire screen shots of employees' computers, the FDA picked up emails from the five whistleblowers to members of Congress. Such communications are protected under federal law.

House Democrats defended the surveillance at a hearing Tuesday morning, pointing to the findings of the inspector general that oversees the FDA. In a report released ahead of the hearing, the inspector concludes that the surveillance was "reasonable" because the employees were leaking confidential information to the press. Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images

Republicans Blast FDA For Secret Surveillance Of Whistleblowers

Republicans are blasting the Food and Drug Administration for secretly monitoring the emails of agency scientists who went public with allegations that they were pressured to approve certain medical devices.

02/26/2014

Even the scoreboards in high school gyms will have to advertise only healthy foods under new rules announced Tuesday by the Obama administration. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

First Lady Pushes Sugary Drink Regulation, More Free Lunches In Schools

Even the scoreboards in high school gyms will have to advertise only healthy foods under new rules announced Tuesday by the Obama administration.

02/25/2014

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Study: Viewing Violent Media May Be Genetic

Children with a certain genetic marker are more likely to play violent video games and watch violent TV shows and movies.

02/21/2014

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Study: Uninsured Patients Get Better Care Than Insured

According to a recent study, severely injured patients are less likely to be transferred to a trauma center if they have health insurance.

02/20/2014

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Experts Increasingly Contemplate End Of Smoking

A growing number of experts believe the most promising option is to get people to switch to electronic cigarettes.

02/14/2014

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Kids Continue To Pound Back The Caffeine

Approximately 75 percent of U.S. kids and young adults consume at least some caffeine on a daily basis.

02/14/2014

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ADA’s New Recommendations To Keep Kids Cavity Free

The ADA says children should begin using toothpaste with fluoride as soon as they get their first tooth to help fight cavities.

02/14/2014

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Many Women Unaware Of Heart Disease’s Threat

Only one in five women are aware that heart disease is their greatest health threat.

02/14/2014