Week in Review: Top News and Info Picks for the Week of 9/3/12

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by Samantha Johnson | September 13, 2012 @ 02:00PM

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Pick of the Week:

Health News:

Junior Tennis Star Told 'Too Fat' for US Open

Taylor TownsendTaylor Townsend is a 16-year-old sensational tennis player, ranked number one for junior girls in the world. She won both singles and doubles in the Junior Australia Open in 2012 and the Wimbledon Junior Girls Doubles, and USA Today and others have even compared her to the Williams sisters. However, she’s also bigger than most of the girls she plays against. Because of that one fact, the U.S. Tennis Association decided not to fund her trip to the U.S. Open. Read more via @DietsinReview & @FitBottomedGirl


New York City Soda Ban Passes; Soda Industry Plans to Fight

NY Soda banThe proposed amendment to ban the sale of sugary beverages exceeding 16 ounces has been approved by the New York City's Board of Health. The measure will take effect in six months unless overturned by a judge, which the soda industry has vowed to pursue. Those living in New York can expect to see their favorite sugary beverages available only in a 16 ounce size or smaller at businesses regulated by the city. Read more via @DietsinReview



McDonalds to Voluntarily Post Calorie Count on Menus

McDonalds calorie countThe world's biggest hamburger chain said Wednesday that it will post calorie information on restaurant and drive-thru menus nationwide starting Monday. The move comes ahead of a regulation that could require major chains to post the information as early as next year.  "We want to voluntarily do this," said Jan Fields, president of McDonald's USA. "We believe it will help educate customers. In cities such as New York and Philadelphia where posting calorie information is already required, however, Fields notes that the information has not changed what customers choose to order. Read more via @ByronBarberMD

Cosmetic Surgery News:

Texas Mother to get First Double Arm Transplant in the US

Four days after giving birth to her third child in 2010, Katy Hayes developed Streptococcal A infection and slipped into a coma. To save her life and prevent the spread of the infection, doctors had to amputate her arms and legs. "Both the doctors looked at me and said that I was going to die and that we should prepare the family for my demise," Hayes recalled Wednesday at the press conference. She survived and said in a video on the hospital's website that the surgeries were "more than she could grasp," but support from her family and her husband of 13 years, Al, helped her get through it. She is set to become to first American to undergo a double arm transplant. Read more via @ByronBarberMD

Woman Allegedly Injects Silicone in Man's Penis, Killing Him

Kasia Rivera (pictured), 35, of East Orange, who has no medical training, allegedly injected silicone into the penis of 22-year-old Justin Street at her home on May 5, 2011. The substance reportedly went directly into his blood stream, shutting down his organs. He died the next day. She pleaded not guilty to second-degree reckless manslaughter on Tuesday. Read more

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