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Sugary drinks taxes could reduce diabetes, obesity

Taxing soda and other sugary drinks could help cities reduce diabetes and obesity and generate millions of dollars for health programs, according to a study led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Researchers created a computer…

Smartphone, tablet use linked with obesity in teens

Teens who spend many hours a day on smartphones, tablets or computers may be more likely to become obese than those who don’t spend as much time on these electronic devices, according to a new study from Harvard…

The future of public health under President Trump

How might the election of Donald Trump as the next U.S. president impact public health over the next four years? John McDonough, professor of the practice of public health at Harvard Chan School, who worked in the Senate…

The benefits of limiting sugary beverages

About half of the added sugar Americans consume each day comes from beverages, according to Frank Hu, professor of nutrition and epidemiology at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. In a video interview published by Medpage Today…

Philadelphia moves toward sugary drink tax

Philadelphia could become the first big city in the nation with a tax on sugary beverages, after its City Council voted in favor of a 1.5-cent-per-ounce tax on soda and other sugary drinks. Advocates for the move say…

Philadelphia soda tax could help prevent diabetes, avert deaths

A three-cents-per-ounce tax on sugar-sweetened beverages proposed in Philadelphia could help 36,000 people per year avoid obesity, prevent 2,280 annual cases of diabetes, avert about 730 deaths over a decade, and save almost $200 million in health spending,…