Medical research

How to make anti-smoking campaigns more persuasive

The damaging effects of smoking on our health are well known, and governments are curbing tobacco advertising to reduce the number of smokers. But, in Indonesia, the number of teens and adults who smoke continue to grow at ...

Health

FDA effort aims to curb smoking in LGBT community

The Food and Drug Administration's latest anti-smoking campaign takes aim at young adults in the LGBT community, who officials say are nearly twice as likely to use tobacco as their peers.

Health

Claims of a cure for cancer? Ask For Evidence

Did you hear the claim that sleeping naked can cut your risk of diabetes? Or have you read the advert on your Facebook page extolling the virtues of some new 'miracle cure'? What about the ads on the bus selling a 'superfood' ...

Health

A wake-up call for parents who smack their children

Most parents want what's best for their children. But when it comes to discipline, some misguidedly use physical force to punish or intimidate. Let's be clear: hitting and unnecessarily hurting children is never justified ...

Health

Nearly six million die from smoking every year: WHO

Despite public health campaigns, smoking remains the leading avoidable cause of death worldwide, killing almost six million people a year, mostly in low- and middle-income countries, the World Health Organization said Wednesday.

Pediatrics

Study examines Hispanic youth exposure to food, beverage TV ads

Hispanic preschoolers, children and adolescents viewed, on average about 12 foods ads per day on television in 2010, with the majority of these ads appearing on English-language TV, whereas fast-food represented a higher ...

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