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Experts warn of coming war over ‘food addiction’ and public health

SAN FRANCISCO — The difference between “food addiction” and “food and addiction” will gain public policy significance as the prepared food industry gears up to fight a growing body of data indicating processed foods contribute to negative public health out ...

Peer Review in Belgium: The Belgian Platform against Poverty and Social Exclusion EU 2020

The onset of the economic crisis has increased the risk of poverty across Europe making the need for action to fight poverty all the more pressing. In mid-January 2014 Peer Reviewers met in Brussels to hear about the approach in Belgium where the Platform ...

Justice Delays Health Law's Birth-Control Mandate

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayer ordered a temporary halt to the Obama administration's enforcement of the federal health-care law's contraception requirements in a case brought by nonprofit Roman Catholic homes for the aged. ...

Complete smoke bans in the home work

With the New Year upon us, many smokers may be considering kicking the habit once and for all. For those considering quitting, a new study has found that complete smoking bans in the home encourage smokers to cut back or quit the habit altogether. Accordin ...

Obesity may up hearing loss risk

Women who are obese may have an increased risk of experiencing hearing loss, a new study indicates. US researchers followed the progress of over 68,000 women between 1989 and 2009. Every two years during this period, the women were extensively questioned a ...

Government set to make profit from rail fares, study shows

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Big six energy companies caught in political spotlight

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Energy firms paid £4bn more for power than market rate, claims Labour

Big six firms deny inflating prices to make extra profits from their own plants or striking expensive deals to detriment of consumers Households may have paid £150 over the odds for their electricity over the past three years because energy companies boug ...

300,000 poor people live more than 1km from free cash machine

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Ask Well: Is Nail Polish Harmful?

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Consumers Start Using Coverage Under Health Law

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Tool Kit: Cleaning the Mobile Germ Warehouse

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Millions Gaining Health Coverage Under Law

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Plastic waste in the Thames will devastate marine life, report warns

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Sherlock – TV review

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End protection of NHS spending- Fox

Ex-defence secretary Liam Fox calls for an end to the protection of NHS funding, saying the idea money could solve its problems had been "tested to destruction". ...

Schizophrenia: CBT 'little help'

Talking therapies have "little impact" on the symptoms of people with schizophrenia, a study suggests. ...

'Simple swaps' for healthy meals

A new public health campaign in England is urging families to make simple foods swaps such as switching to low fat spreads. ...

Vitamin E 'beneficial' in dementia

Vitamin E has potential benefits for people with Alzheimer's, according to a study ...

NHS campaigner suffers online abuse

Stafford Hospital campaigner Julie Bailey suffers online abuse after becoming a CBE in the New Year Honours list. ...