News tagged with public health

Soft-drink tax worth its weight in lost kilos

A tax on sweetened soft drinks could be an effective weapon in the war against obesity, generating weight losses of up to 3.64 kilograms as individuals reduce their consumption.

Jun 17, 2014
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Driving... a road to poor health?

As little as two hours a day behind the wheel is a potential risk factor for a range of poor health behaviours and outcomes, a University of Sydney study has shown.

Jun 11, 2014
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Children getting burnt on unsupervised sunbeds

Half of all under-18s who have ever used a sunbed have been burned at least once, according to research presented at Public Health England's annual National Cancer Intelligence Network (NCIN) conference in Birmingham today ...

Jun 09, 2014
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