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1 year 11 months ago

Inmate says he's too obese for execution

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A condemned Ohio inmate who weighs at least 480 pounds wants his upcoming execution delayed, saying he's too heavy for the state's lethal injection process. Ronald Post shot and killed a hotel clerk in northern Ohio almost 30 years ago. He says his weight, vein access,...

2 years 3 months ago

Working to kick obesity

WASHINGTON (AP) - In the battle against obesity, just about everything is on the table, from creating healthier kids' meals to nagging people to exercise. Specialists meeting in Washington on Tuesday are looking for a blueprint on reducing America's weight problem as they debate what strategies should be a priority....

2 years 5 months ago

Nutrition labels for your meat

Mystery meat is a thing of the past. Starting today, the Department of Agriculture is requiring nutrition labels on 40 of the most popular cuts of beef and poultry. The labels are similar to those shoppers have grown accustom to seeing on items like canned soup and cereal. The...

2 years 7 months ago

Colorado schools going after trans-fat

DENVER (AP) - School cafeterias have been taking a turn for the healthy for years. Now a bill before the state Legislature would give Colorado the nation's toughest limits on unhealthy fats in school food. The bill would make margarine, vegetable shortening and other traditional trans fats off-limits. ...

2 years 9 months ago

Blasting fat using lasers

The battle of the bulge is timeless, and at some point, most people have tried something. Whether it is nips, tucks, sit-ups, master cleanses, diets, good old fashioned gym routines, or some kind of magic potion that promises it will melt away the fat. Recall the old adage: "If...

4 years 1 month ago

Do Happy Meals contribute to overweight kids?

Are the toys in your child's Happy Meal making him fat? The Center for Science in the Public Interest says they are. The Washington-based consumer advocacy group threatened to file a lawsuit against McDonald's Tuesday, charging that the fast food chain "unfairly and deceptively" markets the toys to children. ...

4 years 1 month ago

Do Happy Meal toys make kids fat?

Are the toys in your child's Happy Meal making him fat? The Center for Science in the Public Interest says they are. The Washington-based consumer advocacy group threatened to file a lawsuit against McDonald's Tuesday, charging that the fast food chain "unfairly and deceptively" markets the toys to children. ...

4 years 4 months ago

Too fat to fight

It's an old adage -- an army travels on its stomach. That is, unless the stomach is too big. A group of retired military officers says kids are eating too many high-calorie lunches at school, making them so fat that fewer of them can meet the military's physical fitness standards....

4 years 9 months ago

Sheriff's blog recounts balloonacy

Some suggested fishing hooks. Others, skydivers. Larimer County Sheriff Jim Alderden says spectators sent him plenty of real-time suggestions last week on how to capture the large helium balloon that a Fort Collins couple said was carrying their 6-year-old son, Falcon Heene. The boy was found at home. In his...

4 years 10 months ago

America's pets struggle with obesity

Chico, a four year old beagle was once tipping the scales at more than 50 pounds. Chico isn't alone with her weight woes. "50 percent of the animals we see everyday are overweight," says Dr. Linda Jennings of Brambleton Veterinary Clinic. She says obesity is a sure way to...

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