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Weight Discrimination May Lead to More Weight Gain

Discriminating against people because of their weight may only increase their likelihood of gaining more weight, new study shows. Full story

5 Reasons Why the Bears Are Wrong About Berkshire Hathaway

Warren Buffett is smarter than you. Full story

Skipping breakfast may increase heart attack risk

Another reason to eat breakfast: Skipping it may increase your chances of a heart attack. Full story

Non-stick chemicals not tied to childhood growth

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Babies' early exposure to chemicals used in non-stick and stain-resistant products was not linked to small body size at age seven in a new study from Denmark looking at the chemicals' effects on growth. Full story

News Summary: Vivus, top shareholder in settlement

SETTLEMENT REACHED: Vivus Inc. has agreed to a settlement with its largest shareholder, First Manhattan Co. The investment firm had been fighting for greater control of the obesity drug maker. Full story

Dubai offers gold to fight obesity epidemic

DUBAI (Reuters) - Dubai's government will pay residents in gold for losing those extra pounds as part of a government campaign to fight growing obesity in the Gulf Arab emirate. Full story

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Vivus says FMC rejects offer to settle proxy fight

Dubai diet: Slim down, get paid in gold

Unusual Mammal Keeps Sex Organs Warm with Brown Fat

High Blood Pressure Increasing in Children

Scientists find how "obesity gene" makes people fat

Vivus invites three First Manhattan nominees to join board

Earnings Preview: Coca-Cola to report 2Q

UN: Mexico surpasses United States in obesity

In fighting the obesity epidemic, we can learn from Italy

Exclusive: Major Vivus shareholder to support activist's slate - source

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  Working later into life may help prevent dementia, study shows

Is this another reason to delay retirement? Workers who put off retiring have less risk in developing Alzheimer's or dementia, a new study from France shows. NBC News' Dr. Nancy Snyderman joins Morning Joe to discuss. Dr. Snyderman also discusses a new study on aspirin and colon cancer and a link be

  Blood pressure in US kids, teens soars

The percentage of U.S. children and adolescents with high blood pressure has climbed steadily over the past 13 years, a new health study shows. NBC News' Dr. Nancy Snyderman has the details.

  Alarming rise in high blood pressure among children

Researchers blame obesity for the increase in the number of kids with high blood pressure -- too much salt is another reason blood pressure levels are so high. NBC’s Dr. Nancy Snyderman reports.

  Smerconish: It’s not how much we’re eating, it’s what we’re eating

Michael Smerconish makes the case that even though the U.S. has fallen to Number 2 in the rankings of Most Obese Nations, it’s not something we should be proud of.

  Healthy eating in schools – less fat, more grains

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack discusses the new effort for schools to join in the battle against childhood obesity.

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