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New Report Provides Guidance to Implement Obesity Programs for Community Benefit
The Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance releases new report that identifies the challenges and opportunities for nonprofit hospitals to tackle obesity through community benefit...more



Telemedicine, An Effective Way to Solve Childhood Obesity in Rural Areas
A UC Davis research published in the American Journal of Medical Quality found that HEALTH-COP (Healthy Eating Active Living TeleHealth Community of Practice) improved health in rural communities...more

Research Finds Retail Investment as Gauge for Teen Obesity
According to a new research co-authored by Michael Bader, an assistant professor of sociology at American University in Washington, D.C., communities considering bans on fast food restaurants in...more

Study Finds Physical Fitness Improves Academic Performance
A new study set for publication in the Journal of Pediatrics declares shows the connection between physical fitness and academic performance. Irene Esteban-Cornejo, MSc, Autonomous University of...more

New Report Reveals Changes in Army Dining Facilities Spur Healthy Eating
According to a new report published by the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, obesity is increasing among the military. As a solution to fight obesity, a team of researchers...more

Community-Based Pharmacies Are Effective Locations for Rapid HIV Testing
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University research team has learned that community-based pharmacies can be effective locations for offering rapid HIV diagnosing and testing. The...more

Young Beer Drinkers More Likely to Binge
Researchers from the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine at the University of Zurich and Lausanne University Hospital conducted a survey to learn about beverage preferences that results to...more

High Cost of Childhood Food Allergies Create Economic Burden on Families and Society
In a recent report published by JAMA Pediatrics supported by Food Allergy Research Education, cost of childhood food allergies was calculated at nearly $25 billion annually. This suggests that...more

How Twitter Can Be Used As An Avenue In Addressing Health Issues Such As Obesity
A new study recently published in the American Journal of Public Health deemed Twitter as a way to help address certain health issues. The study, conducted by Jenine K. Harris, PhD, assistant...more

Cell and Animal Studies Could Enable Development of Effective Drugs for Addiction
The Scripps Research Institute's team of scientists has explored a combination of cell and animal studies that enable the development of effective drugs for addiction with fewer side effects. The...more





During the Global Green Growth Forum in Copenhagen, World Resources Institute (WRI) announced the launch of a process to develop a global standard for measuring food loss and waste.




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