Archive: Jan 2008

Cartoon of the Week

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Posted January 31, 2008 at 12:00 am

Fitness, Not Fatness

Forget Botox and reach for some barbells instead. New research published in the Archives of Internal Medicine shows that people who forgo regular exercise and physical activity age prematurely.
Posted January 30, 2008 at 12:00 am

What Mainstream Doctors (Still) Think Of PCRM

We’ve told you over the years that the American Medical Association (which speaks for the vast majority of American physicians) doesn’t have a very high opinion of PCRM —…
Posted January 29, 2008 at 12:00 am

What Price, Food Freedom?

Last week, the New York Board of Health passed a new initiative aimed at “shaming” individuals out of ordering their favorite foods. Now, obesity “experts” are squawking that shame…
Posted January 28, 2008 at 12:00 am

The (Tuna) Sushi Rolls On

Since we told you on Wednesday about a reckless piece of “science” journalism in The New York Times about what turned out to be harmless levels of mercury in sushi-grade…
Posted January 25, 2008 at 12:00 am

Lunch Box Police

Bullies have been stealing other kids’ lunches for centuries. A recently announced policy in Britain aims to change that, instructing teachers to take the food away instead. In addition to…
Posted January 24, 2008 at 12:00 am

Another New York Fish Story

It’s a good-news / bad-news day for New Yorkers who like sushi. The good news is that a New York Times report about trace levels of mercury in tuna…
Posted January 23, 2008 at 12:00 am

News Flash: NYC Passes Menu Labeling

It seems that New York City lawmakers are determined to see that New Yorkers eat right — or else. Today, the Board of Health voted to pass its latest…
Posted January 22, 2008 at 12:00 am

Fast Food Ban

“Until the spread of fast-food restaurants is restricted, we will never beat obesity”: It’s the quote of the week, the month, the year. Made over the weekend by a…
Posted January 21, 2008 at 12:00 am

And The Winners Are …

Last weekend, Golden Globes organizers canceled the popular awards ceremony, bowing to threats from the Writers Guild to picket the red carpet. Now, it looks as if the…
Posted January 18, 2008 at 12:00 am