Tanesha Singletary

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Food makers' health claims are hard to swallow

A few years ago,<p>Kellogg Co.embarked on an ad campaign to convince parents that eating Frosted Mini-Wheats cereal would make star students of their children, with higher levels of attention and memory. "Clinical studies" — a revered term — showed that a breakfast of the cereal improved children's …

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The Obama-Clinton health care bond

Bill Clinton will attempt again next week to do for Obamacare what has long eluded its namesake: Cut through the political noise and change the perception of a law much of the public doesn’t like or understand.<p>His speech at Clinton’s presidential library in Arkansas Wednesday is a continuation of …

Is ObamaCare a stepping stone to government-controlled health care?

Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid recently made clear what conservatives have long suspected: that he and other Democrats, including the president and key officials, see ObamaCare as a stepping stone to single payer, government-controlled health care.<p>Reid told a television interviewer, "Don't …

Fringe Factor: Penn. Health Dept. Says Gays Are Like 12 Year Olds

Gay couples should be treated like children under the law and more clever ideas from our fearless political leaders.<p><b>Pennsylvania: Gay Couples Have</b> …

This is Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch: A blocky health tracker with a camera

<i>Editor’s Note Sept. 4: Samsung announced the Galaxy Gear Smartwatch as expected. We’ve got all the details on the Galaxy Gear smartwatch right here on VentureBeat.</i><p>Samsung is set to reveal its Galaxy Gear smartwatch next Wednesday, Sept. 4, in Berlin. But this weekend, we got a first look at the …

Protein-enhanced food: the latest health craze

Can you hear that strange whirring sound – like a food processor getting to work on a pile of woodchips? That's Stanley Green (aka the Protein Man) spinning in his grave. For the uninitiated, Green spent a quarter of a century pacing up and down Oxford Street in London, extolling the evils of one …

As Obamacare's 'Compassionate' Reality Sets In, Companies 'Cruelly' Cut Health Benefits

Employees of shipping giant United Parcel Service recently got an unexpected delivery. The company announced that it would stop offering health coverage to the spouses of 15,000 workers.<p>UPS’s workers and their families can thank Obamacare for this special delivery. And UPS isn’t alone. American …

Sunshine spotlights pedestrian in Shanghai

A woman uses an umbrella to protect herself from the sun as she crosses a busy street in downtown Shanghai on Tuesday. The temperature in Shanghai rose to 106 degrees Fahrenheit on Tuesday, according to local media.

US government sues Bank of America over mortgage securities

<b>The US government filed two lawsuits against Bank of America relating to fraud on $850m (£553m) of mortgage-backed securities.</b><p>The Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission filed parallel suits in North Carolina.<p>Attorney General Eric Holder said the government wanted "justice for …

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