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Big Soda And The Ballot: Soda Industry Takes Cues From Tobacco To Combat Taxes
Taxing soda is an increasingly popular approach to raising revenue while combating obesity, which affects 40 percent of American adults. But the sweetened-beverage industry is not about to go away qui... read more
Labeling the Danger in Soda
There’s been a lot of attention lately on soda taxes. Britain’s Conservative government put ... It quickly came under challenge by a lawsuit, not yet resolved, from the beverage industry. “Every study ... read more
How to break the junk food habit
But researchers find strong evidence that certain foods can trigger binging, craving and withdrawal, responses that are similar to those produced by addictive substances like alcohol, cocaine and toba... read more
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The 1996 Republican Party Platform
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Tax Sugary Drinks?
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New Villain in the Obesity Epidemic: Mean Gym Teachers
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Such a big loss for the city of Attleboro and the long-time patrons of the tavern. An alphabetical directory of out-of-town and local visitors to the Guestbook follows the comments. Comments remain po... read more
Should smokers and fat people pay more for health care?
Here's my question to you: Should smokers and fat people pay more for health care? Tune in to "The Situation Room" at 4 p.m. ET to see if Jack reads your answer on the air. And we'd love to know where ... read more