Fitness & Wellbeing
  • Radiology technician David Kwiatkowski was a few weeks into a temporary job at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center-Presbyterian in 2008 when a co-worker accused him of lifting a syringe containing an addictive painkiller from an operating room and sticking it down his pants.

    In this Friday, Aug. 10, 2012 file photo, patients come and go at a temporary health clinic at the middle school in Stratham, N.H. The state health department set up the clinic to test hundreds of people for hepatitis C related to an outbreak at nearby Exeter Hospital.
    LAST UPDATE : Aug 22, 2012, 9:13 AM EDT
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  • In this undated image provided by the Minister for Health and Ageing is proposed cigarette packaging stripped of all logos and replaced with graphic images that tobacco companies in Australia will be forced to use.

    Australia's highest court upheld the world's toughest law on cigarette promotion Wednesday, prohibiting tobacco company logos on cigarette packs that will instead show cancer-riddled mouths, blinded eyeballs and sickly children.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 22, 2012, 9:13 AM EDT
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  • The Democrat underwent an extensive evaluation and is responding well to treatment for the disorder at the facility in Rochester, Minn.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 21, 2012, 6:14 PM EDT
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  • In this May 3, 2006 photo, a student purchases a brown sugar Pop-Tart from a vending machine in the hallway outside the school cafeteria, in Wichita, Kan. According to the first large study of states’ laws governing the sale of junk food and drinks in U.S. public schools, these regulations may help curb childhood obesity.

    CHICAGO (AP) — Laws strictly curbing school sales of junk food and sweetened drinks may play a role in slowing childhood obesity, according to a study that seems to offer the first evidence such efforts could pay off.

    The results come from the first large national look at the effectiveness of the state laws over time. They are not a slam-dunk, and even obesity experts who praised the study acknowledge the measures are a political hot potato, smacking of a "nanny state" and opposed by industry and cash-strapped schools relying on food processors' money.

    LAST UPDATE : Nov 12, 2012, 12:58 PM EST
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