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    • New Rules Make Companies Do More to Police Imported Food

      The rules also include new safety standards for produce grown on American farms. Some take effect in a year.

    • Obesity Rises Despite Efforts to Fight It

      Experts pointed out that far more work had been done to fight obesity in children.

    • U.S. Makes Final an Array of Rules on Food Safety

      Far-reaching food industry rules aimed at reducing food-borne illness in the United States have become final, the federal government announced.

    • FDA Sets 2018 Deadline to Rid Foods of Trans Fats

      Trans fats - a major contributor to heart disease in the United States - have already been substantially reduced in foods, but they still lurk in many popular products, including frostings, microwave popcorn, packaged pies, frozen pizzas, margarines and coffee creamers.

    • Global Diabetes Rates Are Rising as Obesity Spreads

      According to a new study, the global diabetes rate has risen by nearly half over the past two decades.

    • Treadmill May Be Riskiest Machine, but Injuries From It Still Rare

      In 2014, there were 24,400 injuries associated with treadmills in emergency departments across the country, said the commission, a federal agency based in Bethesda.

    • Obama Seeks to Double Funding to Fight Antibiotic Resistance

      The plan calls for "enhanced summary reports on the sale of distribution and antibiotics" used in food animals but without spelling out how that would be done.

    • Alcohol Poisoning Kills 6 Americans a Day, Federal Report Finds

      Six Americans die from alcohol poisoning daily on average, and mortality rates are highest among middle-aged men, federal health authorities reported Tuesday.

    • United States to Require Calorie Count, Even at Movies

      The Food and Drug Administration will announce sweeping rules Tuesday that will require chain restaurants, movie theaters and pizza parlors across the country to post calorie counts on their menus. Health experts said the new requirements would help combat...

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