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Advertising Happy Meals to Children—An Interview with Jim Sargent

March 12, 2015

Earlier this month, PLOS One published “Children’s Recall of Fast Food Television Advertising—Testing the Adequacy of Food Marketing Regulation”, a report on a study that examined what children recall from fast food television advertisements aired by these companies. Corporations and Health Watch’s Nicholas Freudenberg interviewed one of the authors of …

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Better Air Quality Improves Child Health

March 12, 2015 | By

A new study in the New England Journal of Medicine found that steep decline in air pollution in Southern California since the mid-1990s is strongly associated with “statistically and clinically significant improvements” in children’s lung function and growth. The study provides the strongest evidence yet that years of government regulations …

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Negotiating healthy trade in Australia: Health impact assessment of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

March 5, 2015 | By , , , ,

The Centre for Health Equity, Training Research and Evaluation at the University of New South Wales in Australia has released a report assessing the health impact of the Trans Pacific Partnership. The executive summary is below. Read the full report. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY   The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a large regional …

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New York Attorney General Asks Major Retailers to Halt Sales Of Certain Herbal Supplements

February 5, 2015 | By

NEW YORK — Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced that his office sent letters to four major retailers, GNC, Target, Walmart, and Walgreens, for allegedly selling store brand herbal supplement products in New York that either could not be verified to contain the labeled substance, or which were found to …

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How Wealthy Individuals and Corporations Protect their Interests

January 22, 2015 | By

Two new reports shed light on how big corporations and the wealthy elites who control them use their riches to advance their policy agenda. A new report by Oxfam, Wealth: Having it All and Wanting More describes the increasing concentration of global wealth.   Richest 10 billionaires (ranked in 2013) …

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2014 Stories on Health Impact of Corporations-Part II

January 14, 2015 | By

Last week, I wrote about some of the 2014 news stories that revealed how the auto, pharmaceutical and alcohol industries had harmed health. In this post, I turn to some of the top stories in last year’s coverage of the other industries Corporations and Health Watch follows: food and beverages, …

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Roundup of 2014 Stories on Health Impact of Corporations

January 8, 2015 | By

For observers of how corporations find ways to profit at the expense of public health, the news coverage of 2014 provides a wealth of evidence. Here are three stories that caught my eye last year. Next week I’ll present stories about the food, firearms and tobacco industries, the other sectors …

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