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Alice Waters: Picture Perfect As The Constant Gardener

A portrait of the Chez Panisse chef was recently unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery. If Waters could have her way, she says kids would grow their own food and cook it for breakfast, lunch and snacks all year round.

Start Early To Curb Heart Risks For A Lifetime

Middle-aged men with two common risk factors have a 50-50 chance of having a serious heart attack or stroke as they grow older, a new study finds. The findings suggest that taming risks early in life can make big difference later on.

With Age, Men May Lose Thinking Ability Faster Than Women

Men are diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment earlier than women, perhaps because of physical health issues. That's the word from a study of older people in Minnesota. But by their mid-80s, both men and women suffer the same level of loss of thinking capacity, the researchers found.

L.A. Mayor Makes Condom Use The Law In Porn Films

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa signed the controversial ordinance into law this week. After the city clerk posts the rule, it would take effect in 41 days. Some makers of adult films have said they would shoot elsewhere rather than comply.

Florida's Fight Against Prescription Drug Abuse

Seven people die every day in Florida from prescription drug overdoses, by one estimate. Many of those deaths have been linked to pill mills — medical facilities that illegally prescribe or dispense strong narcotics. Local authorities are taking steps to combat the crisis.

USDA To Require Healthier Meals In Schools With Updated Nutrition Standards

Less salt and fat. More whole grains, fruit, veggies and low-fat dairy. This is what kids can expect in the school lunchroom soon, according to new standards for school meals announced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and first lady Michelle Obama.