Got Raw Milk? Pour It Down the Drain, Pediatricians Say

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_21794a7d4a.jpgDigital Vision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The nation’s top pediatrician’s group issued a statement Monday against the consumption of raw milk and milk products from cows, goats and sheep, warning that these unpasteurized products are a well-known source of dangerous food-borne illness. The new American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) policy statement, which specifically advises pregnant women, infants and children to consume only pasteurized milk and milk products, also supports a ban on the sale of raw milk in the United States.

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Sugar: The More You Eat, the More You Want

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_eb1b5f81ed.jpgMatjaz Preseren/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Back in 1969, there was a novelty hit entitled “Sugar, Sugar” that had the singer crooning, “…You got me wanting you.” Well, new research sheds light on that desire. In a study funded by the National Institutes of Health and published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers tracked the brain activity of more than 100 high school students while they drank chocolate-flavored milkshakes that were identical in calories but either high in sugar and low in fat, or vice versa.

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Golfers with Sleep Apnea Can Use Oxygen to Improve Their Game

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_0192d22eea.jpgJames_Thomas_Photo/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Golfers are always looking for ways to improve their game, whether it be a new set of irons or golf balls that claim to get greater distance.  But a just-released study shows players with the sleep breathing disorder known as obstructive sleep apnea can lower their golf handicap simply by getting more oxygen at night. Sleep apnea is a condition that often causes those affected to stop breathing while they sleep.  It is a known risk factor for high blood pressure, cardiac disease, stroke and death.

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Opera Singer Overcomes Stroke that at First Left Him Speechless

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_8dc9ac9408.jpgABC News (NEW YORK) -- Two-year-old Gabriel's squeals filled the Metropolitan Opera lobby as he ran around its plush, red carpet beneath twinkling chandeliers. "There he is," said the boy's father, 42-year-old bass singer Eric Jordan, looking around at the source of the noise and smiling. Jordan's booming voice still holds traces of the stroke that rendered him speechless on the day Gabriel's cries kept him from dying in his sleep.

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How to Survive in Frigid Wilderness

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_878e329c3b.jpg (Julie Frazier) (NEW YORK) -- Two men, an Iditarod champion and an Alaska-born marathon runner, are out to prove they can survive days in the frozen Alaskan wilderness on pure wile. Dallas Seavey, a 26-year-old outdoorsman, and Eddie Ahyakak, a 36-year-old survival expert, took on this challenge with no cars, no food and no shelter. For transportation, they mushed dog sleds across the icy terrain.

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