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Anheuser-Busch, MillerCoors post beer ingredients

Anheuser-Busch, MillerCoors post beer ingredients
FILE - This Jan. 27, 2009 file photo shows bottles of Budweiser beer are at the Stag Brewery in London. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)
Anheuser-Busch and MillerCoors, two of the world's biggest beer makers, are posting online what's inside bottles of Budweiser and Miller Lite after pressure from a food blogger.

All aboard! Bike train research tackles childhood obesity

All aboard! Bike train research tackles childhood obesity »Play Video

A Seattle Children's researcher might have found a simple way to cut childhood obesity rates while strengthening neighborhood ties.  Dr. Jason Mendoza noticed a dramatic drop in the number of kids who ride their bikes to school.  Now he hopes to change the trend by encouraging kids to hop aboard the bike train.

FDA: Pregnant women should eat low-mercury seafood

FDA: Pregnant women should eat low-mercury seafood
FILE - This Sept. 10, 2010 file photo shows the seafood counter in Whole Foods is shown in Hillsboro, Ore. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
The government is reminding pregnant women to stay away from certain fish that can be high in mercury. But the agency won't require package labeling on mercury content, which is what consumer groups had sought.

AMA says cheerleading should be designated a sport

AMA says cheerleading should be designated a sport
In this Sept. 9, 2011 file photo, a cheerleader from Nampa High School is thrown into the air as the cheer squad practices their stunts before a game in Nampa, Idaho. (AP Photo/The Idaho Press-Tribune, Charlie Litchfield)
The American Medical Association says cheerleading should be considered a sport because of its rigors and risks.

Cheap drug greatly boosts prostate cancer survival

A cheap, decades-old chemotherapy drug extended life by more than a year when added to standard hormone therapy for men whose prostate cancer has widely spread, doctors reported Sunday.

Medicare coverage ban on sex-change surgery lifted

Medicare coverage ban on sex-change surgery lifted
Denee Mallon, center, joins a candlelight vigil organized by Albuquerque Pride in Albuquerque, N.M.
Transgender people receiving Medicare may no longer be automatically denied coverage for sex reassignment surgeries, a U.S. Department of Health and Services review board ruled Friday in a groundbreaking decision.

30 percent of world is now fat, no country immune

30 percent of world is now fat, no country immune
Almost a third of the world is now fat, and no country has been able to curb obesity rates in the last three decades, according to a new global analysis.

First lady responds to school meal critics

First lady responds to school meal critics
First lady Michelle Obama, seated with Eric Goldstein, chief executive officer, Office of School Support Services, New York City Department of Education, left, and Donna Martin, School Nutrition Program, Burke County Board of Education, in Georgia, speaks during a discussion with other school leaders and experts surrounding school nutrition in an event, Tuesday, May 27, 2014, in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
First lady Michelle Obama is striking back at House Republicans who are trying to weaken healthier school meal standards, saying any effort to roll back the guidelines is "unacceptable."

5 Things to Know about women's medical care at VA

Already pilloried for long wait times for medical appointments, the beleaguered Department of Veterans Affairs has fallen short of another commitment: to attend to the needs of the rising ranks of female veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, many of them of child-bearing age.

Florida health workers cleared after MERS exposure

Florida health workers cleared after MERS exposure
Dr. Antonio Crespo, MD, the chief quality officer at Dr. P. Phillips Hospital, provides an update on the second MERS case in the United States, Tuesday, May 13, 2014, in Orlando, Fla.
All the health care workers who came into contact with a Saudi resident infected with the second confirmed MERS case in the U.S. have been cleared to return to work.

Study: Bacteria live even in healthy placentas

Study: Bacteria live even in healthy placentas
Dr. Kjersti Aagaard is seen in her laboratory at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.
Surprising new research shows a small but diverse community of bacteria lives in the placentas of healthy pregnant women, overturning the belief that fetuses grow in a pretty sterile environment.

Train derailment fuels sleep apnea screening talks

A deadly Metro-North train derailment last year in which the "dazed" engineer was found to have sleep apnea has pushed the commuter railroad to look into establishing screening for the condition, which could include measuring operators' necks and asking them and their spouses about snoring habits.