New York City officials hope an initiative will help more new moms choose breast-feeding over baby formula. Some critics are sour on the idea, urging the government to stand back and not create another layer of pressure to already-anxious new parents.
New research shows that official calorie counts for almonds may be off by as much as 20 percent because of the way we digest them. That may be good news people watching their weight who want to incorporate more almonds in their diet.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued new warnings about a flu virus that infected 16 people in three states in the last few weeks. Almost all the infections occurred in kids who had close contact with pigs at agricultural fairs.
Dr. Jay Parkinson envisions a future of more efficient, hassle-free healthcare--and it starts online. He says he and his colleagues at the New York City-based healthcare start-up Sherpaa can solve 70 percent of patients' problems via email, eliminating a trip to the doctor's office.
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