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Global Obesity Prevention Center

In the News - 2016

July

 

Here's Why You Should Care That Beer Will Have Nutrition Labels

If Hunting For Pokémon Is Your Physical Activity, You Better Be Doing A Lot Of Hunting

More Bad News About Zika: Women Can Transmit Zika To Men

Here's The Scoop About Gelato Vs Ice Cream Vs Frozen Yogurt

Is Sushi 'Healthy'? It Depends

The Science Behind Slurpees And 'Brain Freeze'

Be Careful About What Your Wearable Is Telling Others

Student Awarded Woodrow Wilson Fellowship

Sarah Silverman 'Lucky To Be Alive' After Bout With Epiglottitis

Could Brain Research From The Past 15 Years Really Be Wrong?

And Now Another Problem For The Rio Olympics: Super Bacteria?

Should You Care About Pubic Hair?

How To Make Your Summer Barbecue Healthier

Aaron Rodgers Is Cutting Dairy From His Diet. Should You?

 

June

 

The Next New Frontier For Drones: Saving Lives

Pilot Project Receives Over $2 Million in Additional Funding

Drones Could Be Cheaper Alternative To Delivering Vaccines in Developing World

First tobacco taxes, then sugar taxes Is salt next?

CDC's Zika Tally will Likely Never be Accurate because of Late Start

Banning Russia From The Olympics Helps Russian Athletes

Too Little Folate During Pregnancy Linked To Childhood Obesity

Could Canceling The Olympics For Zika Do More Harm Than Good?

Muhammad Ali's Greatest Health Achievements

Would You Have Expected Prince To Have Died In An Elevator Of A Fentanyl Overdose?

Fat Shaming Starts Early As Evidenced By 'Stuff Curry'

 

May

 

Research round-up: Norovirus and synthetic dye screening method

What’s really concerning about the discovery of an antibiotic-resistant bug (hint: it isn’t what you’ve heard)

Scary Superbug Reaching US Means That We Desperately Need New Antibiotics

Urgent Need For Protection Against The World's Deadliest Animal

The Dirt On Swimming Pools And Hot Tubs

Do The Major FDA Nutrition Label Changes Go Far Enough?

Senator Ben Cardin Shows The Urgency And Scientific Approach Needed For Zika

Getting Children More Physically Active Could Save Well Over $50 Billion

Senate To Vote On Zika Funding: Ten Things You Should Know

Pharmacokinetics Could Save Maria Sharapova

Kim Kardashian's Post-Pregnancy Weight Loss Is Not 'Reality'

Serena Williams Shows Why You Should Not Eat Dog Food

Thank Your Mother For Your Health

Very Profitable Nonprofit HospitalsBut Where Are The Profits Going?

Do The Major FDA Nutrition Label Changes Go Far Enough?

Trump's And Sanders' Immigration Plans Would Shake The Biomedical World

6 Important Weight Loss Lessons From ‘The Biggest Loser’ Study

 

April

 

Better to get your flu shot in the morning

The high cost of norovirus infections on the global community

Worldwide human and economic costs of norovirus are huge

Norovirus, Deadly and Expensive: The Highly Contagious Stomach Bug Costs More Than $64 Billion a Year

Highly Contagious Virus Sickens Nearly Million at High Cost

A serious 'stomach flu': Norovirus costs billions of dollars of lost productivity

What Your Cravings Mean (And How to Rewire Them)

Current And Future Trends In Vending Machines

Prince's Death Highlights Misconceptions About The Flu

What's The Evidence Behind Reports Of Prince's Percocet Overdose?

In Bizarre Video, Johnny Depp And Amber Heard Don't Seem To Understand Regulations And Risks

Don't Ignore This Potential Contributor To The Opioid Epidemic

By Not Protecting Jeremy Lin, NBA Sends Wrong Messages To Children

More Evidence That Obesity Is A Global Catastrophe In Slow Motion

Hunger hormone could be key to weight loss; procedure aims to block it

Simulating the Impact of an Urban Farm Tax Credit Policy in a Low Income Urban Setting

 

March

 

2016’s Fattest Cities in America

How Did Martin Shkreli Ever Become A Pharmaceutical CEO?

Batman V Supergirl: Dawn Of Optimism?

Grocery Stores Taking More Active Roles in Health Promotion

A 35-Inch Waist and Your Health: What's the Link?

Automating Daily Tasks Could Be Bad For Your Health

Scott Kelly: A Giant Step For Health And Medicine?

February

 

The Best Way to Keep Weight Off

Girl Scouts: Cookie 'Pushers' Contributing To Obesity?

Will Air Pollution Lead to Weight Gain?

Victory For Food Information: Judge Supports New York City's Salt Warnings

What Is Coolsculpting Or Cryolipolysis?

How Your Body Can Tell If He Or She Is Really 'The One'

Ten Super Bowl Commercials You May See

Could Concussions Become A Legal Defense?

How To Avoid The Zika Virus

Is Lowering Salt Good For Business?

Finally, More Doctors Are Specializing In Obesity Treatment

January

 

Bill Clinton's Second Act Focuses On Public Health

Zika Vaccine: Another Example Of Waiting Until It's Too Late?

Can Secondhand Smoke Lead To Weight Gain?

Olympic Champion Benita Fitzgerald Mosley Named CEO Of Laureus USA

New Orleans: What Is The One Thing A City Can Do About Obesity?

Health Misinformation Abounds On Pinterest, Instagram And Visual Social Media

We need a whole systems approach to tackle obesity

The 10 Biggest Mistakes You Make When You're Trying To Lose 50-Plus Pounds

The hazards of trying to make flu shots mandatory

Staying Safe And Healthy During The Snow Storm

The Pet Obesity Epidemic: What If Your Pet Is Overweight?

Ten Martin Luther King, Jr Quotes For Your Health

Should You Eat Poop To Lose Weight?

Is Lack Of Safe Drinking Water Linked To Obesity?

No reason to delay labeling

How Safe Are Heartburn Medications?

How To Avoid Restaurant Food Poisoning: Lessons From Recent Norovirus Outbreaks

Could Flame Retardants In Household Items Lead To Obesity?

Do You Drink The First Thing That You See In A Store?

8 Myths About Women Coaches (Including One About Title IX)

Watching Football: Good Or Bad For Your Health?