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NEW YORK (AP) — Cancer is now the leading killer of Hispanics in the U.S. — the latest sign it's beginning to displace heart disease as the nation's top cause of death.
Scores of provisions have been implemented, although the biggest changes won’t occur until 2014.
CHICAGO (AP) — American children eat as much salt as adults — about 1,000 milligrams too much, or the same amount as in just one Big Mac. Extra salt is linked with higher blood pressure, even in kids, but government research says those who are overweight and obese may be most vulnerable to its effects.
WINDHOEK, Namibia (AP) — The Namibia Press Agency reports that some 40 babies and fetuses are dumped and flushed down toilets every month in Windhoek, Namibia's capital of just 350,000 people.
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — A deadly germ untreatable by most antibiotics has killed a seventh person at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Maryland.
Paying attention to your food and the act of eating can benefit your waistline.
YIDA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan says 16 people have been killed by an outbreak of Hepatitis E in three refugee camps near the border with Sudan.
GOMA, Congo (AP) — The United Nations says that an outbreak of the Ebola virus has killed 31 people in northeastern Congo, more than doubling the death toll from a week ago.