Last week, Philadelphia became the first major city to pass a “soda tax.” While other cities have tried and ultimately failed to pass similar pieces of legislation, Philadelphia was successful. So what made Philadelphia different?
The Marlboro Man is one of the most iconic advertising images from the 20th century. The cowboy, depicted in some rustic setting, was single-handedly responsible for turning Marlboro’s annual sales from $5 billion a year to over $20
One of the most important issues facing public health today is obesity. Worldwide, approximately 30% of adults are obese, and costs around $2 trillion annually. A health concern with complex determinants and many intertwined causes, there’s
I’m a big fan of comic books and graphic novels. While the heroes are larger than life, and they have powers we can only dream of, the crux of the stories, and the conflict
Looking for some intellectually stimulating downtime over the New Year weekend? In no particular order, we’ve collated a list of good documentaries relevant to public health. Some are bite-sized, some a bit longer, all enjoyable
Ed Note: Today, we’re happy to welcome Jenn Lau to the blog. More information about Jenn can be found at the bottom of this post. The process of adjusting your diet and increasing physical activity
More than one in three adults in America are obese (1). The prevalence of obesity grew dramatically throughout the 1990s, and has slowly levelled off over the early 2000s. Obesity is one of the biggest
It’s that time of year again. Summer is ending, undergrads are flooding university campuses, and people are moving. When people move, a few things become mandatory, for example, pizza or some other reward for those
Two weeks ago, we discussed the link between red meat consumption and breast cancer risk. This relationship is particularly interesting, given that younger women and those taking birth control pills were at the highest risk
The answer to that question is unknown, although it may have its origins in the underbelly of the American food system. Let us unravel how red meat consumption may be associated with breast cancer risk.