| Oct 26, 2013
| 8:00 AM
We agree with The Sun's editors that obesity is one of the country's most serious health issues ("A new kind of cola war," Oct. 22). However, targeting soda alone, absent a focus on actions and efforts to achieve healthier diets and lifestyles, will not...
| Nov 11, 2013
The article "It's wounded warriors' new fight: Kid porn" in Wednesday's Sentinel about retired Staff Sgt. Nathan Cruz so moved me, I had to write.
What Cruz and his 16 fellow veterans are doing in setting up the Human Exploitation Rescue Operative...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 9:01 PM
By Marina Lopes and Chris Prentice
NEW YORK, Nov 11 (Reuters) - Corn syrup producers are
scrambling to defend their once-dominant share of the U.S.
sweetener market, offering rare price cuts for next year as
tumbling sugar prices erode the advantage of...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 3:31 PM
Healthcare providers voiced heavy support Thursday for a U.S. Food and Drug Administration plan to declare trans fats an unsafe food additive.
"This is long overdue," said Kristin Kirkpatrick, a dietitian and wellness expert at the Cleveland Clinic in...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 4:24 PM
Epidemic obesity rates are the "prime driver" in a nationwide trend toward earlier and earlier breast development in young girls according to new research.
In a paper published Monday in the journal Pediatrics, researchers found that the average age...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 5:34 PM
The Columbia Flier noted, recently, that the multimillion dollar Horizon Foundation, whose purpose is to address local Howard County health issues, spent $40,000 on ads to convince Coca Cola to amend its advertising of sugary drinks.
| Nov 3, 2013
| 10:01 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Girls are developing breasts at younger and younger ages, a new study confirms. And upward trends in childhood obesity seem to be playing a major role.
Researchers found African American girls started getting breasts just...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Cat owners think they understand their feline friends' needs, but sometimes they may not. According to a recent survey by the Kelton Global of more than 500 cat owners, its turns out the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) may be easier to understand than...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 6:52 PM
NEW YORK – With violent crime at historic lows but rents and homelessness at record highs, New Yorkers elected Democrat Bill de Blasio as their next mayor Tuesday after embracing his vow to bridge the gap between rich and poor and to end police...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 2:58 PM
Instead of candy corn or a Jolly Rancher in your kid’s Halloween bucket this year, you may end up with a note.
A woman in Fargo, N.D., has been handing out messages to “moderately obese” kids instead of trick-or-treat candy, ...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 2:30 PM
It’s not just what you eat but where and how you eat that seems to affect obesity, say researchers who looked at the effects of family dinner rituals.
Families who frequently ate dinner in the kitchen or dining room had significantly lower body...