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Childhood obesity treatment as effective for parents without the child, study finds

Childhood obesity treatment as effective for parents without the child, study finds

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In the struggle against childhood obesity, doctors and parents have tried to engage and motivate kids to stay healthy. But a new study finds that programs aimed at parents -- without the kids -- may be just as effective a tool as therapies that include the whole family. Childhood obesity is an epidemic affecting one in three American kids who can expect to face severe consequences for life expectancy and quality as they become adults. Parents play the most significant role in establishing healthy environments and habits, so experts have welcomed them into treatment sessions with their children. This time-tested family-based model includes behavior therapy and nutrition and physical activity education for not only obese children, but also their parents. Family-based therapy is considered...
How climate change and air pollution can affect your health

How climate change and air pollution can affect your health

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President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the landmark Paris climate agreement could have far reaching consequences on climate and fossil fuel emissions in the future. While climate change and pollution are often discussed in terms of environmental damage, they can also greatly impact public health. Under the Paris agreement, the U.S. said it would cut carbon emissions by 26-28 percent from 2005 levels by 2025 and parties agree to try to hold global temperatures to no more than 2 degrees Celsius above temperatures in the late 1800s. Jeffrey Shaman, director of the Climate and Health Program at the Mailman School of Public Health, pointed out that a changing climate may mean fundamental changes to human health. Acquiring and using fossil fuels "has led to the disruption of the [...
17 Best and Worst Foods of Summer

17 Best and Worst Foods of Summer

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Worst: Onion rings While onion rings don’t sound like the worst health choice you can make, once onions are dipped in flour and eggs, thrown into a deep fryer, then salted, the outcome is a diet disaster.A much better idea: Try a Faux Fry! Coat sliced onions with egg whites and a mixture of grated Parmesan cheese, whole-wheat flour, and panko breadcrumbs. Spritz with cooking spray and bake in a 450 degree oven for about 15 minutes.Crispy, healthy, satisfying…you’ll never eat deep-fried onions rings again!Let's block ads! (Why?) Food - Health.com
Weight-related deaths can affect non-obese too

Weight-related deaths can affect non-obese too

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You don't have to be diagnosed as obese to be at risk of dying from illnesses related to excess weight, a global study suggests.Of the 4 million deaths attributed to being overweight in 2015, nearly 40% were not considered clinically obese.The study found more than 2 billion children and adults suffered from health problems linked to being overweight.These include type 2 diabetes, heart disease and some cancers.But an increasing percentage had a body mass index (BMI) of less than 30, the threshold for obesity.The paper, published in the the New England Journal of Medicine, said the findings highlighted "a growing and disturbing global public health crisis"."People who shrug off weight gain do so at their own risk - risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer and other life-threatening...
Nearly 2.5 Million Pounds of Tyson Chicken Products Recalled

Nearly 2.5 Million Pounds of Tyson Chicken Products Recalled

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This article originally appeared on Fortune.com. Nearly 2.5 million pounds of ready-to-eat breaded chicken products are being recalled by Tyson Foods tsn due to misbranding and undeclared allergens.U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced on Friday that the products could contain milk, a known allergen, which is not declared on its label. The recall affects items packaged between Aug. 17, 2016 and Jan.14, 2017.The products subject to the recall have the number P-1325 in its USDA mark of inspection; there have been no confirmed reports of reactions to the consumption of the products. According to the USDA, the products involved in the recall includes:31.86-lb. bulk cases of “Tyson FULLY COOKED, WHOLE GRAIN STRIP-SHAPED CHICKEN PATTIE FRITTERS-CN”