Health

California mom sues McDonald's over Happy Meals

A mother-of-two from California launched a class-action lawsuit Wednesday against McDonald's, claiming the toys given out with Happy Meals unfairly lure kids into eating unhealthy food.

Overweight & Obesity

This is why child obesity rates have soared

New data on almost 13 million people, from 200 countries around the world, points to a tenfold increase in rates of obesity among children and adolescents over the last four decades. This is the largest study of its kind ...

Neuroscience

Does junk food shrink your brain?

New research has shown for the first time that the part of the brain used for learning, memory and mental health is smaller in people with unhealthy diets.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Junk food may lead to mental health problems in children

(Medical Xpress)—New research suggests that mums with unhealthy diets during pregnancy are more likely to have children with behavioural problems. It has also shown that children with unhealthy diets have increased symptoms ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Taxing unhealthy foods may encourage healthier eating habits

Recently, the Obama administration called for a total ban on candy and soda in the nation's schools. States are beginning to impose "sin taxes" on fat and sugar to dissuade people from eating junk food. Pricing strategies ...

Overweight & Obesity

New research reveals obese individuals can't switch off from food

A new study has revealed what many health care professionals have long suspected, that obese individuals have a specific difficulty in directing their own attention away from unhealthy foods, when compared to the rest of ...

Health

Training your brain to prefer healthy foods

It may be possible to train the brain to prefer healthy low-calorie foods over unhealthy higher-calorie foods, according to new research by scientists at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (USDA ...

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