Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo takes a water break during the 2014 World Cup soccer match between Portugal and the U.S. in Manaus, Brazil, on June 22.
June 27, 2014 To stop deaths from heat stroke, specialists say athletes and the rest of us should ease into a new sport, drink extra fluid, and — most importantly — get cool fast when body temperature spikes.
Advocates say consumers may assume that the "natural" label is the same as "organic."
June 24, 2014 A consumer advocacy group says it's time to ban the word "natural" from food labels because it's misleading. But the quest to get the government to outlaw the word entirely faces tough legal hurdles.
The Romanesco broccoli in the upper left corner is part of the brassica family, just like these colorful cauliflower varieties.
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June 23, 2014 The horrible memory of overcooked vegetables can and should be overcome, because yes, kale is really good for you. A cookbook author shares tips for making sure these veggies actually taste good, too.
First lady Michelle Obama at a roundtable for reporters in her office in the East Wing of the White House, on June 18.
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June 23, 2014 Leaders of the National School Board Association say they're concerned about "federal overreach on school meals." But the first lady maintains that now is not the time to turn back the standards.
It makes our mouth water, but it makes our breath stink.
June 21, 2014 A sulfur compound in garlic can linger in the body for up to two days, stinking up your breath, sweat and pee. Milk, parsley or citrus might help break it down more quickly or mask the stench.
The cross country team may do more for your child's grades than the math tutor.
June 19, 2014 Children and teenagers who are aerobically fit and and have good motor skills do better academically, researchers say. But muscle strength doesn't help. And those motor skills may matter most.
Goats graze in Detroit's Brightmoor neighborhood.
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June 18, 2014 Goats aren't allowed in Detroit, but billionaire Mark Spitznagel thinks they could help revitalize blighted neighborhoods. Goat raisers in other cities say the animals can be eco-friendly landscapers.
June 17, 2014 Working your abs hard for 30 days may tone those muscles, but don't count on an exercise program by itself to take off belly fat. Staying motivated after a month is over is another problem.
Rugby and meat: a treat for the gut? A study suggests yes. Here Tony Woodcock (left) and Owen Franks of the All Blacks rugby team turn sausages on the barbecue in 2011 in Christchurch, New Zealand.
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June 13, 2014 A new study of athletes suggests exercise may help support a rich, diverse mix of bacteria in the gut. But scientists say the athletes' high-protein diet may also be supporting the community.
June 12, 2014 When you rent a bike, you usually have to bring your own helmet or go without one. If you ride with your hair flapping in the breeze, your risk for a brain injury goes up.
You don't need a starting line to avoid arthritis pain, researchers say. Just put on that pedometer when you get up in the morning.
June 12, 2014 People are often told to walk 10,000 steps a day to be healthy. But if your goal is to avoid being crippled by knee arthritis, just 6,000 a day will to it, a study finds. And 3,000 is a good start.
June 11, 2014 Lawmakers in the House plan to vote this week on whether to allow schools to delay implementing new nutrition standards in school lunches. Some policymakers have called the standards "over the top."
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Maria Sharapova returns the ball during the semifinals of the French Open on June 5. She used platelet-rich plasma to treat a shoulder injury.
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June 11, 2014 Pro athletes and duffers alike are trying injections of platelet-rich plasma to treat chronic injuries like tennis elbow. But despite thousands of studies, it's not clear that the treatment works.
The FDA is recommending that pregnant women eat 8 to 12 ounces per week of fish such as salmon, canned light tuna, tilapia or cod.
June 10, 2014 Many mothers-to-be and breastfeeding women were turned off of fish out of mercury concerns. A study finds many of these women now eat too little fish, so two agencies are recommending they eat more.
In New York, three-quarters of all students qualify for free or reduced-price meals, but a third of those simply don't participate.
June 9, 2014 A federal program to extend free lunch to all kids has the city worried it could lose federal dollars to pay for other things.
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