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Low-calorie restaurant menus: Are they making us fat?

Depending on our food cravings, the number of items served, and even the time of day, ordering a meal at a restaurant often requires a "narrowing down" decision making process. According to a new study in the Journal of Co ...

Apr 15, 2014
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Ads can influence 'smart' false memories

(Medical Xpress)—It is commonly believed that false memories – recollections that are factually incorrect – occur because something goes wrong in the brain. However, recent research shows that some false memories are ...

Mar 19, 2014
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In US, 'natural' food may be anything but

In the United States, pre-packaged foods loaded with artificial ingredients and chemicals can make it onto grocery store shelves boasting the label "natural."

Feb 05, 2014
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Philippines bans lead after years-long campaign

The Philippines has banned the use of lead in a wide range of consumer products including toys and cosmetics, the government said Friday, after years of vocal campaigning by environmentalists.

Jan 10, 2014
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Japan food probe widens as 1,400 reportedly fall sick

A probe into pesticide-laced frozen food in Japan has widened, with police interviewing factory workers assigned to a packaging room, reports said Thursday, as the number who have fallen sick reportedly topped 1,400.

Jan 09, 2014
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Feds crackdown on four bogus weight loss aids

Makers of a weight loss additive called Sensa will return more than $26 million to consumers to settle federal charges that the company used deceptive advertising claiming that consumers could lose weight by simply sprinkling ...

Jan 07, 2014
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Who is using MyPlate?

Most Americans know about MyPyramid – the triangle depicting how many servings of each food group you should eat in a day - but who knows about MyPlate - the circle showing what a healthy meal looks like? MyPlate was created ...

Dec 27, 2013
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