A contractor designed the Squatty Potty to help his mother get closer to the squatting position on the john. Courtesy of Squatty Potty hide caption

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New Anti-Obesity Ads Blaming Overweight Parents Spark Criticism

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Just 10 to 15 minutes of counseling from primary care doctors can reduce the risk of "risky" drinking, a federal task force says. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Doctors Sift Through Patients' Genomes To Solve Medical Mysteries

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Eric Wiltz cavorts on a trampoline in New Orleans in 2010. Everything is fun and games on the backyard attractions until someone gets hurt, a leading group of pediatricians says. Sean Gardner/Getty Images hide caption

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Two New Drugs May Help In Fight Against Obesity

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Evan Ciangiulli, 4, completes a warmup that teaches him the right way to lift weights. Karen Castillo Farfan/NPR hide caption

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Is CrossFit Training Good For Kids?

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What The Doctor Ordered: Building New Body Parts

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Can Government Bans Tackle Obesity?

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Italian farmer Giorgio Fidenato picks up what's left of his genetically altered corn after anti-GMO activists trampled it, back in 2010. Paolo Giovannini/AP hide caption

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FDA Weighs Federal Standard To Limit Exposure To Arsenic In Rice

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