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USDA Steps Up The Fight To Save Florida’s Oranges

USDA Steps Up The Fight To Save Florida’s Oranges

| December 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

The agency is launching a new coordinated research effort to stop citrus greening, a disease imported from Asia that turns fruit bitter and unmarketable. It first turned up in Florida eight years. Now, it threatens to destroy the nation’s citrus industry.

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Calling Obesity A Disease May Make It Easier To Get Help

Calling Obesity A Disease May Make It Easier To Get Help

| September 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

If obesity were a disease, would you be more likely to seek medical help because insurance would pay for treatment? Or would you feel stigmatized and just give up? That’s the debate surrounding increased efforts to classify obesity as a disease.

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KQED’s Forum: How to Eat for a Longer Life

KQED’s Forum: How to Eat for a Longer Life

| March 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

The connection between diet and health has been well established — but can eating your broccoli really help you live longer? KQED’s Forum discusses the latest research on nutrition and longevity with researchers from Marin’s Buck Institute on Research in Aging.Forum also checks in with Rebecca Katz, author of the new cookbook “The Longevity Kitchen.”

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