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Financial Conflicts 'Pervasive' On Key Medical Panels

Researchers found conflicts of interest were prevalent among experts who served on 14 U.S. and Canadian panels that came up with guidelines for the treatment of diabetes and high cholesterol between 2000 and 2010.

Supply, Labor, Money Gets More Local Food Into Schools

It takes work to get local foods into schools, not just money. Do you have a story of a stand out school lunch leader we should know about? Or a unique local supply chain in your district? Let us know.
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Proposed Database Could Lower Virginia Healthcare Costs

A database containing healthcare information could significantly lower costs for Virginia residents, according to a state subcommittee.


Vitamin E Pills May Raise, Not Lower, Prostate Cancer Risk

The largest study yet to test whether daily vitamin E supplements could reduce the risk of prostate cancer finds they may have the opposite effect, raising the chances of illness by 17 percent.

Cooking (Or Not Cooking) Broccoli To Protect Its Nutritional Riches

Cooking broccoli too long destroys the beneficial enzyme that breaks down chemicals into cancer fighters. The best way to eat it is raw or steamed for just two to three minutes, a nutrition expert says.

Supplements Look Risky In Study Of Older Women

Use of many common supplements — iron, in particular — appeared to increase the risk of dying, and only calcium supplements appeared to reduce mortality risk. The increased risk amounted to a few percentage points in most instances.

Global Tuberculosis Cases Drop For First Time

The World Health Organization reports that cases of the disease are declining thanks to several, worldwide efforts. The world isn't out of the clear yet, though.