Overweight & Obesity

Taking a bite out of food ads targeted to kids

(HealthDay)—Kids can be as strongly influenced by TV commercials as by the shows themselves, and many studies have found that tempting food ads have a particularly harmful effect, contributing to childhood obesity.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Are you a fan or a fanatic?

(HealthDay)—Do you get way too involved when following sports events?

Health

Drinking is not working

Researchers from South Korea and the USA have investigated whether or not there is a relation between alcohol consumption and unemployment. The team examined data covering the period 1994-2013 and found that alcohol habits ...

Health

AMA adopts policy to cut sugar sweetened drink consumption

(HealthDay)—At the annual meeting of the American Medical Association (AMA), a policy was adopted to reduce the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) as a way to reduce the amount of sugar that Americans consume.

Health

Graphic warning labels linked to reduced sugary drink purchases

Warning labels that include photos linking sugary drink consumption with obesity, type 2 diabetes, and tooth decay, may reduce purchases of the drinks, according to a new study by researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School ...

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