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New school meal standards significantly increase fruit, vegetable consumption

Efforts to weaken new standards not warranted, say researchers Boston, MA -- New federal standards launched in 2012 that require schools to offer healthier meals...

Racism May Accelerate Aging in African American Men

A new study reveals that racism may impact aging at the cellular level. Researchers found signs of accelerated aging in African American men, ages...

‘Healthy’ fast food proves profitable, though misleading

Have you ever walked into a fast-food restaurant, planning to grab a salad, only to find yourself walking out with a double cheeseburger and...

Physical activity in parks can be boosted by modest marketing

Modest increases in marketing and outreach to local communities can increase the amount of physical activity that occurs in parks, providing a cost-effective way...

Mobile weight loss apps largely found lacking

In a new study published by the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, UMass Medical School behavioral psychologist and weight loss expert Sherry Pagoto, PhD,...

Walking to work cuts risk of diabetes and high blood pressure

People who walk to work are around 40 per cent less likely to have diabetes as those who drive, according to a new study. Researchers...

US farm subsidy policies contribute to worsening obesity trends

Agricultural subsidies are responsible for making those processed and energy-dense foods that contribute to the American epidemic of obesity the most affordable options for...

New national study finds boxing injuries on the rise; youth head...

The risk and nature of injury in the sport of boxing has generated a great deal of controversy in the medical community, especially in relation to youth boxing. A new study, conducted by researchers in the Center for Injury Research and Policy...

Electronic cigarettes hold promise as aid to quitting

A study led by Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) researchers reports that electronic cigarettes are a promising tool to help smokers quit, producing six-month abstinence rates nearly double those for traditional nicotine replacement ...

10-year roadmap for reaching public health education goals

San Diego, CA, January 11, 2011 -- Launched on December 2, 2010, Healthy People 2020 is an ambitious, science-based, 10-year agenda for improving the health of all Americans. A key component, Education for Health, is an educational roadmap to achie...

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