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Diners want healthier foods: Even Cup Noodles is trying to please them

LOS ANGELES — Cup Noodles became a staple in college dorms because of its cost and convenience. If you had pocket change, boiling water and three minutes to spare, you could eat Japanese ramen — or at least an approximation of it — out of a handy foam cup.

Students often find school sex education negative

Many students say the sex and relationship education in their schools can be negative and “heterosexist,” and the way teachers approach the subject is ineffective, according to a review of international research.

Doctor faces loss of license over vaccine note

LOS ANGELES — Dr. Robert Sears is one of the leading voices in the anti-vaccination world, a hero to parents suspicious of childhood immunizations that public health officials say are crucial to preventing disease outbreaks.
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Avoid overuse injuries

Are you looking to be more physically active? If you’re planning to do more exercise or play more sports, beware of overuse injuries.

Ignoring a minor stroke ups risk for more strokes soon after

People who have a minor stroke — or even a mini-stroke — are at serious risk for further strokes in the next few days, but many people delay going to the hospital because they do not recognize the symptoms, UK researchers warn.

Self-injury is a ‘major killer’ in the United States

When deaths from substance abuse are counted as self-inflicted, then deaths from self-injury in the U.S. are tied with deaths attributed to diabetes and outnumber those from flu and pneumonia or kidney disease, new research suggests.

Second case of babies switched in hospital shakes community

WINNIPEG, Manitoba — For the second time in less than a year, two men from the same remote Canadian community have discovered they were switched at birth, prompting outrage and new questions about substandard healthcare for Canada's indigenous people.

Soda tied to risk for some rare cancers

People who drink lots of soda or other sugary beverages may have a higher risk of developing rare cancers in the gallbladder and bile ducts around the liver, a Swedish study suggests.

Drug to be trialed to treat alcoholics

LONDON — British scientists are recruiting volunteers to test whether ketamine, also known as the party drug “Special K,” may be helpful in reducing relapse rates among people with severe alcoholism.

Flint children’s blood lead levels rose in water crisis

DETROIT — Federal health officials on Friday confirmed that the blood lead levels of children in Flint, Michigan, rose after the city switched to the Flint River as the source of its drinking water, exposing residents to dangerously high contamination.