Latest Obesity in Australia Stories

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2011-08-26 10:03:00

Experts warned Friday that half of the US population could be obese by 2030.

2010-09-21 12:01:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services' Department of Health Policy today released a report that, for the first time, calculated the startlingly high individual costs of obesity to Americans.

2010-09-01 09:24:00

National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month kicks off with sobering news INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the U.S. launches its first-ever National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month today, scientists say the problem may be even more widespread than was thought.

2010-08-31 21:12:54

A majority of adults in California are obese or overweight, and more than 2 million have been diagnosed with diabetes.

2009-03-13 11:30:00

The USDA on Thursday reported that it could make no connection between an obesity epidemic and the $73 billion food stamp program of fiscal 2009.

2008-10-08 00:00:17

Overweight and obese people in Derbyshire cost the NHS pounds257m last year and the figure is expected to rise. Department of Health figures released today show that Derby Primary Care Trust spent pounds73.4m, which was 18% of its pounds388m budget, on weight-related health care in 2007.

2006-02-28 12:22:19

LONDON (Reuters) - The government could miss a key target to halt the rise of obesity in children by 2010 unless it improves leadership at all levels, an influential report said on Tuesday.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.