Health

Gov’t Efforts to Fight Childhood Obesity ‘Inexplicable’ ‘Nutritional Nannying’ According to Trump White House

Last week the Center for Disease Control released the latest data it’s compiled on obesity among the U.S. population. The trends continue upward for both children and adults, though advocates and the food industry had hoped that a plateau of the childhood rate in recent years would begin to turn into a decline. The rates…

Progressive CA Democratic Leaders Denounce Anthony Rendon & Jerry Brown for Blocking Single-Payer

via Roots Action: CA Dem Party Progressive Caucus Officers Denounce Speaker Rendon & Gov Brown for Blocking Single-Payer by California Democratic Party Progressive Caucus on June 28, 2017 The Executive Board of the Progressive Caucus of the California Democratic Party denounces the “eleventh hour” decision of Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, beholden to Governor Brown, to hold S.B. 562,…

Huge Interest in Single Payer at Jared Huffman’s Petaluma Town Hall on Health Care

The one single subject which repeatedly caused the crowd to break into spontaneous applause – and a standing ovation – at Jared Huffman’s Town Hall meeting on healthcare, Monday, March 6, 2017, was single payer healthcare. There seems to be no doubt that the more information people find out about single payer, be it Medicare for…

Big Tobacco loses tax battle in California, but Big Marijuana is on the rise

This article first appeared at The Conversation and is republished under Creative Commons license. Big Tobacco loses tax battle in California, but Big Marijuana is on the rise by Stanton Glantz, Professor of Medicine, UCSF California voters handed Big Tobacco a resounding defeat Tuesday when they passed Proposition 56 to raise the cigarette tax by…

A Big Fat Crisis – Tackling the Hidden Causes of the Obesity Epidemic by Deborah A. Cohen, MD

Published on Jul 3, 2014
This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. We’re told that if we are overweight, it’s because we can’t control ourselves. Personal responsibility has been cited as a cause of obesity over and over again. If that were true one third of America should be considered irresponsible. Deborah Cohen debunks this myth and provides the real causes of the obesity epidemic and how we can stop them.

Dr. Cohen is a physician and Senior Scientist at the RAND Corporation and is the Principal Investigator of several studies on the intersection of the built environment and health. She is the author of the new book “A Big Fat Crisis—the Hidden Forces Behind the Obesity Epidemic—and How We Can End It” and the co-author of the book, “Prescription for a Healthy Nation—a new approach to improving our health by fixing our everyday world”. She is the lead researcher on several studies investigating ways to change the environment to reduce the burden of chronic diseases.

Slow Food Founder Carlo Petrini on WHO Cancer Study – Eat Less Meat, Skip the Hysteria

As the mainstream corporate media outlets highlight the WHO study released last week, Slow Food founder Carlo Petrini offers a succinct and rational response – eat less meat, skip the hysteria. Petrini: “Let’s eat less meat, but avoid cheap scaremongering” 28 October 2015 Slow Food founder Carlo Petrini responds to the WHO study… The fact…