Psychology & Psychiatry

Size matters when ordering food online, says study

What effect does verbal size descriptors have on portion size selections when people order their meals online? Quite a lot—and some cues can prompt people to order a larger size—according to new research from Flinders ...


Why is American food so unhealthy?

It's no secret: The standard American diet is at the root of the obesity epidemic and many of its associated diseases.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Non-communicable diseases cause 74% of global deaths: WHO

Non-communicable diseases like heart disease, cancer and diabetes are responsible for 74 percent of deaths globally and cracking down on risk factors could save millions of lives, the WHO said Wednesday.

Overweight & Obesity

WHO warns of obesity 'epidemic' in Europe

The WHO said Tuesday that "epidemic" overweight and obesity rates are linked to over 1.2 million deaths annually across Europe, calling for swift policy changes to reverse the dangerous trend.

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