Cartoon of the Week
(January 31st, 2008)
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Fitness, Not Fatness
(January 30th, 2008)
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. Yesterday lead researcher Tim D. Spector told The Washington Post: “These data suggest that the act of exercising...
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What Mainstream Doctors (Still) Think Of PCRM
(January 29th, 2008)
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 -- the misnamed Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (which speaks for the animal rights world). The latest shoe to...
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What Price, Food Freedom?
(January 28th, 2008)
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 might not be enough. In the latest issue of the Preventing Chronic Diseases health journal, Dr. Deborah...
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The (Tuna) Sushi Rolls On
(January 25th, 2008)
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 tuna, three remarkable things have happened. Here’s an update. This morning, we told viewers of NBC’s TODAY show that...
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Lunch Box Police
(January 24th, 2008)
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 many other over-the-top proposals (including bans on fast food and limits on sugar, fat, and salt in...
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Another New York Fish Story
(January 23rd, 2008)
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 sushi came up with nothing but safe, wholesome fish. The bad news is that Times health writer Marian Burros...
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News Flash: NYC Passes Menu Labeling
(January 22nd, 2008)
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 harebrained scheme to tackle obesity: menu labeling. The ordinance will require in-your-face calorie counts on the menus of popular...
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Fast Food Ban
(January 21st, 2008)
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 prominent anti-obesity activist in the UK, this remark addresses the government’s expected strategy to combat Britons’ bulging bellies. According...
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And The Winners Are …
(January 18th, 2008)
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 Grammys will befall the same fate. But don’t fret. If you’re craving an awards show, the Center for Consumer...
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