FTC Cracking Down on Weight Loss Product Ads

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_49e89f145c.jpgFTC (WASHINGTON) -- The Federal Trade Commission will crack down on false advertising by the producers of fad weight-loss products, the director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection announced at a press conference in Washington, D.C. Tuesday morning. At the agency’s first press event of the year, director Jessica Rich made public several charges against popular brands, including super spice SENSA and luxurious L’Occitane, for their deceptive claims with weight-loss and body-slimming products.

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"US News" Lists ‘Best’ Diets for 2014

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_9d16f112bf.jpgCreatas Images/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- This is the most popular time of year to start a new diet, but with so many plans on the market, how can you tell which ones might be right for you? U.S. News and World Report has broken down what it calls the best diets of 2014. “We have everything from the best diets overall, to the best weight-loss diets to the best diets for heart health and diabetes,” senior editor Angela Haupt said.

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Brain-Controlled Kick to Open this Year’s World Cup Soccer

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_63845f93a0.jpgThe Walk Again Project (NEW YORK) -- A paralyzed teenager may kick the first ceremonial ball at the World Cup in Brazil later this year, with help from a mind-controlled exoskeleton suit. The robotic body suit was dreamed up by The Walk Again Project, a nonprofit, international collaboration led by the Duke University Center for Neuroengineering.

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Young Concussion Victims Should Ease Back into Full Mental Activity

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_d60ceb32e0.jpgJohn Foxx/Thinkstock (PHILADELPHIA) -- As resilient as youngsters might be, they've got to take it slow after suffering a concussion. Dr. Naomi Brown, a physician in the division of sports medicine at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, says the tendency of kids who've undergone a head injury is to get back into the swing of things at school and social activities as soon as possible.

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US Average Life Expectancy Rises Again

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_11cc3cc76f.jpgefesan/Thinkstock (ATLANTA) -- It was good to be born in 2009, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention claims. Health experts say that the average life expectancy of Americans born in 2009 is now 78.5 years, a new record. By gender, a male's life expectancy rose a half-year from 2008 to 76 while women can expect to live 80.9 years, up from 80.6

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