Overweight & Obesity

US farm subsidy policies contribute to worsening obesity trends

Agricultural subsidies are responsible for making those processed and energy-dense foods that contribute to the American epidemic of obesity the most affordable options for consumers, concludes a new study led by Dr. Mark ...

Cardiology

Delivering the best care to the right patient at the right time

There are two popular models when it comes to delivering the best healthcare – using evidence-based guidelines or applying personalized medicine. Each method has its own merits and drawbacks, but according to one Northwestern ...

Diabetes

ADA: insulin-pump tx with threshold-suspend beneficial

(HealthDay)—For patients with type 1 diabetes and documented nocturnal hypoglycemia, insulin-pump therapy with a threshold-suspend feature reduces nocturnal hypoglycemia over a three-month period, according to a study published ...

Overweight & Obesity

Negative public health campaigns may undermine weight loss goals

Public health campaigns that stigmatize obese people by using negative images or text do not motivate them to lose weight any more than more neutral campaigns, finds a new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. ...

Health

Taxing unhealthy food spurs people to buy less

Labeling foods and beverages as less-healthy and taxing them motivates people to make healthier choices, finds a recent study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. When faced with a 30 percent tax on less healthy ...

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