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Coca-Cola scales back Christmas truck tour after backlash

Coca-Cola scales back Christmas truck tour after backlash

Coca-Cola has slimmed down its Christmas truck tour through Britain amid opposition from health campaigners. The annual tour, in which cans of Coke are handed out in dozens of towns and cities, started in 1995. The events would be hosted by local councils and “other landowners as part of their Christmas festivities,” according to a…MORE

Exploding tick population — and illnesses they bring — worries government

Exploding tick population — and illnesses they bring — worries government

On Wednesday, a congressional advisory committee sounded the alarm on Lyme and other emerging tick-related illnesses saying they have become “a serious and growing threat to public health.” The finding, presented in a report to congress, recommends surveillance, prevention, diagnosis and treatment measures for tackling the problem. At least 20 known medical conditions can result…MORE

Neanderthals’ lives weren’t more violent than humans’, study suggests

Neanderthals’ lives weren’t more violent than humans’, study suggests

For years, researchers analyzing traumatic injuries found on Neanderthal fossils believed they had lived dangerous, violent lives. But a new study reveals that early modern humans and Neanderthals both suffered the same level of head trauma. Like a recent study dispelling the hunched caveman stereotype, this new research suggests that Neanderthals didn’t invite injury through…MORE

No G20 countries are meeting climate targets, says report

No G20 countries are meeting climate targets, says report

None of the countries that make up the G20 group of major world economies is on course to adequately reduce climate change, with 82% of the bloc’s energy supply still coming from fossil fuels, a new report has warned. Of the countries, only India has set targets that would keep global temperature rise below 2…MORE

Death of 13-year-old fuels debate over Muay Thai kickboxing competitions

Death of 13-year-old fuels debate over Muay Thai kickboxing competitions

A teenage boy has died after being knocked unconscious during a Thai kickboxing match on Saturday, according to a local police source. Sub. Lt. Rawin Nasomsong, of the Royal Thai Police’s Institute of Forensic Medicine, confirmed to CNN that 13-year old Anucha Tasako died as a result of a hemorrhage at the brain stem. The…MORE

States may now broaden mental health treatment under Medicaid

States may now broaden mental health treatment under Medicaid

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services may now allow for states to pursue Medicaid reimbursements for short-term inpatient treatment in mental health facilities despite a decades-old exclusion, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced Tuesday. In a letter to state Medicaid directors, CMS detailed a new Medicaid waiver opportunity through which states may…MORE

Juul to eliminate social media accounts, stop retail sales of flavors

Juul to eliminate social media accounts, stop retail sales of flavors

The CEO of e-cigarette maker Juul announced plans Tuesday to eliminate some of its social media accounts and halt most retail sales of flavor products as part of a plan to restrict access to minors. The plan came in response to the US Food and Drug Administration’s September announcement that it would investigate major e-cigarette…MORE

All adults should be screened for unhealthy alcohol use, new guidelines say

All adults should be screened for unhealthy alcohol use, new guidelines say

You can expect a “drinking checkup” when you visit the doctor. All adults, including pregnant women, should be screened for unhealthy alcohol use by their primary care physicians, the United States Preventive Services Task Force advises. For those patients who drink above the recommended limits, doctors should provide brief counseling to help them reduce their…MORE

Ban freakshakes containing “grotesque” levels of sugar, say campaigners

Ban freakshakes containing “grotesque” levels of sugar, say campaigners

It will come as no surprise that milkshakes loaded with sweets, chocolate bars, cream and cake, known as freakshakes, contain “grotesque levels” of sugar. But now one campaign group wants them to be labeled with a nutrition warning and the worst offenders banned. Action on Sugar, based at Queen Mary University of London in the…MORE

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