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Companies disproportionately target black, Latino youth in TV ads for unhealthy foods

Extreme weight gain in children is a dangerous mental and physical health epidemic in the United States, and public health officials have implored children and their parents to lay off the sugar-sweetened beverages, fast food and unhealthy snacks. But according to a report released this week by the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity… Read More »

FDA to Address Increased Use of E-Cigs Among Youth

With new findings revealing that e-cigarette use has increased from 1.5 million to more than 3.6 million young people within the last year, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed new measures against flavored electronic cigarettes, CNN reports. FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, announced the proposals in a statement released on Thursday. “The changes… Read More »