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Threat for public health as beverage companies employ tactics resembling those used by Big Tobacco. James Michiel 2015

Big Soda’s tactics to confuse science and protect their profits

The latest dubious tactic of global soft-drink giant Coca-Cola has now been revealed for what it is - a move by an industry with a threatened financial future to confuse science, policy and the public…
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It’s time we had that talk

There are very few things that keep me awake at night, these days. I manage to sleep even with the growing burden of obesity around us and the nonsensical insistence in our societal and political rhetoric…
Dunk The Junk Food, a US-based community advocacy organisation addressing childhood obesity.

A new generation of streetart for health

In a busy world bombarding us with more and more information, at an earlier age, how do we effectively communicate health messages to a wider audience? In the digital age and noise of 2015, how do we connect…

From A to zen: mindfulness in seven days

If you’re anything like me, one thing you find really hard to do - is nothing. I mean, really - doing nothing. Taking a moment out for yourself, meditating on life, reflecting on your day, getting to that…
World Cancer Research Fund International

10 +3 Simple Ways to Reduce Your Cancer Risk

Fact: In 2012, there were 14 million new cancer cases worldwide, and 8.2 million cancer related deaths. Fact: About 70% of all cancer deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries. Fact: The number…

A tax on disease will hit us all.

Sad irony last week as the Australian federal government announced their renewed intention to introduce a financial co-payment for primary care (albeit now re-presented in a cunning new form) in the same…