Top Reasons People Stop Using Public Transit

Physical Activity Research Policy & Advocacy

Published: January 16, 2013

Nothing ruins a public transportation rider’s day quite like waiting around for a train or bus that never shows up. Turns out that if it happens enough, riders will start giving up on transit, according to a new report. University of California, Berkeley researchers examined exactly what effect a transit system’s unreliability has on its customers. While it’s well-known that reliability is important to riders, it’s less understood how, exactly, common transit problems impact the…

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Circle Food Store begins renovations in New Orleans

Food Environment Research Policy & Advocacy

Published: January 14, 2013

From the outside, the Circle Food Store looks OK. But the inside is gutted, and at the groundbreaking, Amelia Mays started crying. “It’s a blessing, and it brings back so many memories," said Mays, a former customer. She remembers pulling a wagon to Circle Food with her grandfather, so she drove in from Avondale with a welcome back sign. “Coming up, and coming to this store with your grandparents, and your parents, and getting everything…

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Workout minutes on more doctors' check lists

Physical Activity Research Policy & Advocacy

Published: January 07, 2013

Asking about or prescribing physical activity becoming more common in the U.S.

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Obesity survey suggests many Americans don't know fat can cause cancer, infertility

Education & Training Projects Policy & Advocacy

Published: January 07, 2013

Survey showed 7 in 10 Americans knew heart disease, diabetes as obesity risks, but asthma and infertility not on Americans' radar

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Finding ways out of a 'food desert'

Food Environment Research Policy & Advocacy

Published: January 06, 2013

For Reading resident Leonila Dominguez, grocery shopping is more like a grocery excursion. To get healthy food for her family of four, the 42-year-old walks for 30 to 40 minutes, then gets on a bus to reach a supermarket or farmers market.

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Research into link between exercise and evolution provides food for thought

Physical Activity Research

Published: January 06, 2013

ANYONE whose resolve to exercise in 2013 is a bit shaky might want to consider an emerging scientific view of human evolution.

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FDA proposes sweeping new food safety rules

Policy & Advocacy

Published: January 05, 2013

The proposed rules come in response to a string of deadly outbreaks of illness from contaminated spinach, eggs, peanut butter and imported produce. The Food and Drug Administration has proposed sweeping rules to curtail food-borne illnesses that kill thousands of Americans annually â€" and, in the process, to transform itself into an agency that prevents contamination, not one that merely …

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Law Prof Sees Profit Motive in Obesity Fight, Cites New Study on Mortality Risk - ABA Journal

Published: January 03, 2013

Law Prof Sees Profit Motive in Obesity Fight, Cites New Study on Mortality Risk ABA Journal The U.S. government has classified nearly seven out of 10 American adults as overweight or obese, a statistic that is “exaggerated and unscientific,” according to a University of Colorado law professor. As proof, law professor Paul Campos points to a …

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