Health

Seven healthy strategies to navigate a food swamp

On nearly every corner, and along the roads in between, the familiar signs comfort and tempt us: burgers and fried chicken, ice cream and doughnuts, sweets and treats galore.

Pediatrics

Kids gain weight when new convenience stores open nearby

A new study in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics found that changes in the food environment around low-income and high-ethnic/racial minority populations over time impact childhood obesity. Increased availability ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Fig leaf or first defence? Deploying flimsy masks against virus

As fears of a deadly virus sweep the globe, panicked members of the public are depending on a flimsy first line of defence—surgical masks that are coveted, but in short supply and of limited use.

Health

Graphic cigarette warning labels can deter some sales

Placing graphic anti-smoking warning labels on cigarette packages may deter some adults from purchasing tobacco products, but the strategy is unlikely to influence those smokers who are most addicted to nicotine, according ...

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