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Extensive Israeli Study Debunks Concept of Universal Diet

A group of Israeli scientists conducted the world’s largest nutrition study of its kind, finding once and for all that there is no such thing as a universal diet, since the same food can trigger wildly different responses from one person to the next.

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Fistfight Erupts over Pacifism in Japan’s Parliament

Anyone watching the debate over Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s drive to change the laws governing his nation’s self-defense force and permit overseas military deployments knows it is a highly contentious issue.

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Feds Seek Tax on Sugary Drinks, Snacks

A tax on sugary drinks and snacks is one way a government panel of nutrition experts thinks Americans can be coaxed into eating better. Some members of Congress are already pushing back on the idea, saying the panel has overstepped its bounds.