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Blind to the limitations of a single case report of teen’s “blindness caused by junk food diet”

September 4, 2019 Posted By Categories Gary Schwitzer is publisher & founder of HealthNewsReview.org.  He tweets as @garyschwitzer. The title of the article that appeared in the Annals of Internal Medicine was too tempting for many journalists – “Blindness Caused By A Junk Food Diet.”  It was an article about the experience of one teenage… Read More »

Students eat junk. Can science help?

For 10 weeks, five days a week, four hours a day, three years ago, Matheus Mistura, a decorated grad student with a glittering academic career, stood next to a hot table in a cramped cafeteria peeping at students’ plates. On cold days and on hot, on rainy days and clear days and days when he’d… Read More »

Children targeted by junk food ads online, WHO warns

Junk food companies are fueling the obesity epidemic by targeting children with their advertising online, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned Thursday, urging that more comprehensive regulations be put in place. The WHO called on authorities to take more effective measures to restrict increasingly sophisticated advertising strategies by these companies – which range from online… Read More »