Tag Archive: obesity

Aug 31

Oh Brother, More Stuff on Stem Cells

[It’s finally here – the diabetes and stem cells primer from Jerry Nora that I promised. 🙂 For those reading my blog for the first time, I decided I ought to explain who Jerry Nora is. Aside from being a good friend, he’s also a MD/PhD student with a knack for bioethics who is and …

Continue reading »

Aug 04

Portly Protesters

“Obesity is not a disease. All this does is open the door for the diet and bariatric surgery industries to make a potentially tremendous profit.” – Allen Steadham in “Fat activists start mass protest“ Riiiiight…and smoking isn’t bad for you either. The campaign against smoking is just a front for extortion by a hippocratic mafia. …

Continue reading »

Jul 30

Dance Marathon

Games to get kids off the couch Some of the new video games on the market make children move more than their thumbs – they get the kids off the couch and get them to exercise. With television and video games often blamed for contributing to the growing problem of obesity in children, video game …

Continue reading »

Nov 17

Common Sense Diet

The Smoke and Mirrors of Food Labeling By SHERRI DAY “Food companies – including some that have pledged to act in the face of rising obesity rates – routinely exploit labeling laws that allow them to make their products seem less fattening than they really are, according to nutritionists and consumer groups.” While deception in …

Continue reading »

Jun 12

Fat Tax

This makes sense. If we’re going to tax alcohol, cigarettes, and other unhealthy things, we might as well tax fatty foods. Government unit ‘urges fat tax’ Plans for a tax on fatty foods such as cakes and biscuits are being considered by government advisers. The Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit is considering increasing duties on some …

Continue reading »

Older posts «

Get Adobe Flash player