Many dogs and humans share the same problem: They're overweight. So why not work out together? That's the strategy at the K9 Fit Club, a new business in Illinois that promises healthy rewards for dogs and their owners.
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Newsy (Feb. 27, 2014) After more than two decades, the Federal Drug Administration is moving to change nutrition labels to help fight obesity and fit modern eating habits.
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Reuters - Innovations Video Online (June 15, 2015) In a twist on the norm, invasive species in the Galapagos Islands appear to be a good thing for giant tortoises. Researchers have found that non-native fruits and grasses are keeping the endangered ... watch video
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