DENVER | Colorado health officials are announcing a new statewide marijuana-education campaign. And they say it won’t look like last year’s controversial “Don’t Be a Lab Rat” campaign. This year’s campaign will be called “Good to Know.” It’s aimed at residents and visitors about how to safely use the newly legal drug. The campaign will cost […]

FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2013 file photo, a cow eats in a feedlot at Suwannee Farms in O'Brien, Fla. Dietary guidelines released by the government every five years lay out recommendations for healthy eating. Next year's version may look at what is healthy for the environment, too.  The idea of looking at how food is grown _  not just how it is eaten _ has already provoked outrage from the agriculture and food industries and even Congress. They say an environmental agenda doesn't belong in what has always been practical guidelines for a healthful lifestyle.  (AP Photo/Tamara Lush, File)

The beef and agriculture industries are crying foul, saying an environmental agenda has no place in what has always been a practical blueprint for a healthy lifestyle.

In this Dec. 19, 2014 photo, Dr. George Koob, director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, left, and NIAAA scientist Dr. Lorenzo Leggio pose for a photograph in a research laboratory designed as a bar inside the National Institutes of Health’s hospital in Bethesda, Md. Leggio uses the lab to test how research volunteers react to a possible new way to curb heavy drinking, part of a broader hunt for more medications to help fight alcohol abuse. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

“The goal is to create almost a real-world environment, but to control it very strictly,” said lead researcher Dr. Lorenzo Leggio, who is testing how a hormone named ghrelin that sparks people’s appetite for food also affects their desire for alcohol, and if blocking it helps.

White Castle vice president James Richardson said in a statement the company is committed to “listening to our customers and keeping up with changing tastes” with new menu items.

FILE - In this April 29, 2014 file photo, Moriah Barnhart, gives her cancer suffering three year old daughter Dahlia cannabis oil treatment with an oral syringe, at her home in Colorado Springs. Colorado is poised to award more than $8 million for medical marijuana research, a step toward addressing complaints that little is known about pot's medical potential. Among the research projects poised for approval on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, are one for pediatric epilepsy patients, and another for children with brain tumors. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)

“This is the first time we’ve had government money to look at the efficacy of marijuana, not the harms of marijuana,” said Dr. Suzanne Sisley, a Scottsdale, Arizona, psychiatrist who will help run a study on marijuana for veterans with PTSD. Sisley plans to do her research in private practice after previously working for the University of Arizona.

FILE - In this June 6, 2008 file photo, a row of freshly poured draft beers are seen in Pittsburgh. Don’t want to be confronted with the number of calories in that margarita or craft beer? Avoid the menu and order at the bar. New menu labeling rules from the Food and Drug Administration will require chain restaurants with 20 or more outlets to list the amount of calories in alcoholic drinks, along with other foods, on menus by next November. The idea is that people often don't know _ or even think about _ how many calories they are drinking.  (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

Alcoholic beverages are a key contributor to the calories Americans are consuming, and most of the time when people have a drink they have absolutely no idea what its caloric impact is,” says Margo Wootan of the Center for Science in the Public Interest.


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