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Tobacco Companies Forced to Run Anti-Smoking Ads

The Washington Times reports that after 11 years of appeals and legal wrangling, tobacco companies are scheduled to launch Sunday a 52-week ad campaign on the health dangers of cigarettes and secondhand smoke, marking a first in the industry’s lengthy court battle with the U.S. 264 more words

News And Politics

Most people want overweight passengers to pay more for flights

More than 90 per cent of Britons say that overweight plane passengers should pay more money to fly, according to new research.

A poll conducted by… 448 more words


How one city’s soda tax disastrously backfired on businesses and poor people

The notion that raising the price of sugary or fatty foods will convince people to consume less of them, and hence reduce obesity rates, has exploded in popularity in recent years. 739 more words

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Obesity Action Scotland

The Autumn Obesity Action Scotland newsletter has been published. There are features on the recent Scottish Government obesity consultation, social media campaigns on obesity, how the Royal Voluntary Service are transforming their retail outlets in hospital using the Healthcare Retail Standard, infant feeding statistics, Food Standards Scotland reports on food and drink consumption, the New Nordic Food Programme, and a Public Health England report on changes in children’s body mass index.

Scottish Health & Social Care

Junk food makes rats lose appetite for balanced diet

A diet of junk food not only makes rats fat but also reduces their appetite for novel foods, a preference that normally drives them to seek a balanced diet, reports a study. 67 more words


Just tired of being fat

People with whom I share my weight loss journey normally ask me, «Why?»  It’s meant to be a why now, or what happened to make you decide to work on this… 515 more words

Weight Loss