health

Breakfast, Kelloggs, General Mills, PepsiCo, Leon Kaye, public health

Skipping Breakfast May Not Be the End of the World After All

The daily breakfast is not a panacea for everyone, and studies that insist on that morning meal often use dubious methodology -- or…
China, McDonalds, fast food, McKinsey, KFC, Leon Kaye

Fast Food’s Future Uncertain as More Chinese Are Saying No

Western fast food is on the decline in China, according to research from McKinsey, suggesting that consumers in the world's most populous nation…
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Duke Energy Gets 8 More Years to Clean Up Toxic Coal Ash in North Carolina

If new guidelines issued Wednesday go through, Duke Energy will have eight more years to clean up coal ash deposits in North Carolina.…
Condoms, Olympics, Zika, Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, leon kaye

Athletes Score Free Anti-Zika Condoms for Rio Olympics

The Australian company Starpharma Holdings will partner with the condom manufacturer Ansell to supply the Australian Olympic team with condoms that the companies…
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Health Issues Highlight the Demand for High Indoor Air Quality

When leaks are sealed to improve a building's energy efficiency, air quality inside can diminish. But health-focused green building solutions can solve the…
Mining, gold mining, South Africa, Richard Spoor, silicosis, tuberculosis, Leon Kaye, human rights

Judge Rules South African Gold Miners Can Pursue Class-Action Suit

In a historic decision for South Africa, a Johannesburg judge ruled that thousands of gold miners can progress with a class-action lawsuit against…
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Teamsters Get Into Environmental Justice

The Brotherhood of Teamsters, the century-old union with a membership of over 1.4 million, is lending its voice to help a Missouri community…
From Intermountain Health and Ethicon

The Circular Economy: What It Means for Healthcare

Ethicon and Intermountain Health are leading the way in producer responsibility and the promotion of circular health systems — an approach that is…
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E-Cigarettes: An Issue of Trust

Following nearly a decade of calls for the regulation of e-cigarettes, the FDA announced new rules covering these nicotine-delivery devices last week. But…
Climate change, public health, San Francisco, adaptation, Leon Kaye, risk, bay area, Leon Kaye

Interactive Map of San Francisco Shows Potential Health Impacts of Climate Change

San Francisco’s Department of Public Health released an interactive map to showcase the potential effects that climate change could have on its residents.
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Against the Grain: Expanding Rural Health Care in a Climate of Closure

Approximately 17 percent of Americans live in a non-metropolitan, or rural, areas. Compared to their urban counterparts, residents of rural areas are older…
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Food 2.0: More Plants, Less Meat

While humane, environmental and hunger-relief organizations are seeking ways to feed the ballooning population that is expected to reach 9 billion by 2050,…
Bill Roth author of The Boomer Generation Diet On The Weight Loss Secrets From I Love Lucy

Weight-Loss Secrets From ‘I Love Lucy’

What does the pioneering '50s sitcom have to do with weight loss -- or sustainability, for that matter? It turns out that Lucy,…
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People, Profits and Pounds in the American Candy Market

From a health and sustainability perspective, the problem isn't with having a sweet treat now and then. It's with the artificial ingredients found…
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Unilever’s Toxic, 15-Year Legacy in India

Unilever likes to paint itself as the model corporate citizen. But when the media spotlight is off, the company reverts to using its…
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