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Fat-shaming into weight loss

Public health efforts to reverse America’s growing obesity epidemic aren’t working fast enough for one prominent bioethicist. Daniel Callahan, a senior research scholar and president emeritus of The Hastings Center, is […]

Obese driving risk

Here’s an obesity stat you may not have heard before: Obese drivers are significantly more likely to die in a traffic collision than people of normal weight. That’s according to new […]

Achoo! I blame you

What’s the best way to feel better if you have the flu? Find someone to blame for your misery. At least that’s the premise behind a new Facebook app, “Help, I […]

Girl Scouts unveil vitamin cookie

Like Girl Scout cookies? Take vitamin supplements? Well now you can have both – in one cookie. The Girl Scouts of the USA have unveiled a new cookie in their lineup: Mango […]

Fast food effects

Fast food may impact more than a person’s waistline. A new study has linked a fast food diet to the severity of asthma, eczema and rhinitis among children. Researchers found that children […]

Say ‘no’ to food games

If you’re worried about your child’s waistline, then it’s time to ditch the food-themed games. Dutch researchers found that children who play food-themed online games tend to eat more, and eat […]

New year, new health trends

Paleo and gluten-free diets. Zumba and CrossFit classes. Every year, new food and fitness trends sweep the country. The Washingtonian magazine came up with this list of trends to expect in 2013 […]

Sad state of school snacks

Did you know many kids consume up to half of their calories at schools? Also, half of secondary school students consume at least one snack food a day at school, an […]

High school condom dispensers

Access to condoms just got a whole lot easier for high schoolers in Philadelphia. In an effort to curb the spread of sexually transmitted diseases between students, 22 public high schools […]

Smoke-free Santa

Santa may have passed his recent physical at the Mayo Clinic, but he’s not necessarily the picture of health. He has a big, round belly. He eats entirely too many sweets. […]

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