News tagged with government policies
With simple and innovative measures, public agencies at state and local levels can play a significant role in promoting healthier eating habits—steps that could make a difference in curbing the nation's obesity epidemic. ...
Overweight and Obesity May 09, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Studies on this disease recently completed by researchers from the Asia Partnership on Emerging Infectious Diseases Research (APEIR) developed a series of messages for policy makers that are highly relevant to the current ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 22, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Almost two thirds (65 per cent) of the public distrust the tobacco industry to present believable and independent arguments about how to reduce smoking rates, according to new Cancer Research UK figures published ...
Health Apr 15, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Residents of new housing developments increased their exercise and their wellbeing when they had more access to shops and parks, a new University of Melbourne study reveals.
Health Mar 06, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
A new study from the Journal of Marketing Management suggests that the UK's alcohol problem will continue to worsen until the availability and cultural presence of alcohol is subject to stricter controls.
Addiction Jan 04, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Despite concerted government efforts to curtail tobacco use, the number of smokers in the United States has remained stable in recent years, rather than declining. The reason: genetics.
Genetics Dec 06, 2012 | not rated yet | 1 |
(HealthDay)—U.S. teens are much less likely to buy cigarettes if they are hidden from view, new research suggests.
Addiction Dec 03, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
A University of Huddersfield researcher attended an important event at the United Nations, Switzerland, to make the case for global policy changes so that children subject to immigration processes are never ...
Health Nov 27, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Researchers questioned nearly 5000 people in Argentina, Japan, Mexico, UK, and USA about the protective habits they adopted during the 2009 H1N1 'swine flu' pandemic, asking about non-pharmaceutical protective behaviours ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Oct 04, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—The federal government's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) pays at least $2 billion annually for sugar-sweetened beverages purchased in grocery stores alone, according to ...
Health Sep 17, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Government policies that make healthy foods more affordable, improved sidewalk, street and land-use design to encourage physical activity, and bans on public, workplace or residence smoking are among 43 effective public health ...
Cardiology Aug 20, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(AP) -- In the battle against obesity, just about everything is on the table, from creating healthier kids' meals to nagging people to exercise.
Health May 08, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Replacing visual acuity screenings for new Medicare enrollees with coverage of a dilated eye exam for healthy patients entering the government insurance program for the elderly "would be highly cost-effective," suggests a ...
Other Jan 09, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
The study identifies the respective contributions of direct and indirect government support in research and development of new pharmaceutical drugs.
Medications Dec 15, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
A computer-based tool could help GPs to speed up the diagnosis and treatment of patients suffering from two of the most common forms of cancer, potentially saving thousands of lives every year.
Cancer Oct 31, 2011 | not rated yet | 0