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Cancer: Fighting Words (New York Times Opinion 8/27/11)
Combat metaphors about people who have died of cancer abound and are derided by some. But they can have their place.

Jogging Fights Beer Belly Fat Better Than Weights (NPR Shots Blog, 8/26/11)
Weight training is touted as the cure for many ills. But if the goal is to lose belly fat, aerobic exercise is the only way to go, exercise scientists say.

GOP Presidential Hopefuls: Where They Stand On Health Care (Kaiser Health News, 8/25/11)
KHN has assembled this chart to show where five of the candidates currently stand on major health care issues.

Half of U.S. Adults Will Be Obese by 2030, Report Says (Washington Post, 8/25/2011)
Based on trends, half of the adults in the United States will be obese by 2030 unless the government makes changing the food environment a policy priority, according to a report released Thursday on the international obesity crisis in the British medical journal the Lancet

Study Reveals Deep Link Between Smoking While Pregnant and Asthma (The Bay Citizen, 8/22/11)
A new study from the University of California, San Francisco, found that exposure to tobacco smoke in utero was far more likely to cause severe asthma than exposure during the first two years of life.

HIV In The Middle East And North Africa: Hidden ‘Behind A Veil’? (NPR Shots Blog, 8/19/11)
HIV epidemics are emerging among men who have sex with men in the Middle East and North Africa, researchers say. It’s a region where HIV/AIDS isn’t well understood, or studied. More than 5 percent of men who have sex with men are infected by HIV in countries including Egypt, Iran, Lebanon, Morocco, Sudan and Tunisia, according to a recent study in PLoS Medicine.