11/14/2008 05:12 am ET Updated Nov 17, 2011

Climate Change May Spread 'Deadly Dozen' Diseases, HHS Releases New Fitness Guidelines, Obese People's Behavior at Buffets VIDEO >>

Insider Medicine reports:

• From Barcelona » According to experts from the Wildlife Conservation Society climate change may allow the spread of diseases that have been dubbed the "deadly dozen" into new regions around the world. The diseases identified include Avian Flu, Ebola, cholera and tuberculosis. The researchers suggest that changing weather patterns will have an effect on the health of wildlife and subsequently on the health of humans as well.

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• From Washington DC » US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released new guidelines for staying fit = exercise -- duh.

• From New York city » Obese people behave differently at buffet restaurants than those of normal weight. Some findings from the study of all-you-can-eat Chinese buffet restaurants:

Those who face the buffet table while eating -- Obese 47%, Normal Weight 27%

Obese diners sit an average of 16 feet closer to the buffet, used larger plates and ate with forks instead of chopsticks.

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