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By Lindsey Tanner The Associated Press

A spoonful less sugar, tad more fat: US diets still lacking

CHICAGO — Americans’ diets are a little less sweet and a little crunchier but there’s still too much sugar, white bread and artery-clogging fat, a study suggests.

Overall, the authors estimated there was a modest improvement over 16 years on the government’s healthy eating index, from estimated scores of 56 to 58. That’s hardly cause for celebration ‚Äî 100 is the top score.

Blankets, bed-sharing common in accidental baby suffocations

CHICAGO — Accidental suffocation is a leading cause of injury deaths in U.S. infants and common scenarios involve blankets, bed-sharing with parents and other unsafe sleep practices, an analysis of government data found.

These deaths “are entirely preventable. That’s the most important point,” said Dr. Fern Hauck, a co-author and University of Virginia expert in infant deaths.

Are eggs good or bad for you? New research rekindles debate

The latest U.S. research on eggs won’t go over easy for those who can’t eat breakfast without them.

Adults who ate about 1 1/2 eggs daily had a slightly higher risk of heart disease than those who ate no eggs. The study showed the more eggs, the greater the risk. The chances of dying early were also elevated.