AP – As a portly woman plodded ahead of him on the sidewalk, the obese mayor of America’s fattest and unhealthiest city explained why health is not a big local issue.
A high-fat diet in pregnancy may cause changes in the foetal brain that cause over-eating and obesity, research suggests.
The health of older people varies widely across Europe, even in those with longer life expectancies, a report claims.
AP – A powerful earthquake struck waters off eastern Indonesia early Monday, briefly generating tsunami warnings for coastlines within 600 miles (1,000 kilometers) of the epicenter.
Men who took vitamin C or E supplements were no more or less likely to develop cancer than those given a placebo, indicating the antioxidants don’t prevent the disease, researchers said.
AP – President-elect Barack Obama is forming a White House leadership team that combines experienced Washington insiders who can help build a bridge with Congress and trusted associates who share his Chicago roots.
AP – Top Republican senators said Sunday they will oppose a Democratic plan to bail out Detroit automakers, calling the U.S. industry a “dinosaur” whose “day of reckoning” is coming. Their opposition raises serious doubts about whether the plan will pass in this week’s postelection session.