News watch – January 2011

Scientists See Dangers in Energy Drinks (The New York Times – 31 January 2011)

The dangers of treating food as a strategic asset (Globe and Mail – 29 January)

Being old doesn’t mean being sick (The Globe and Mail – 28 January 2011)

GM mosquitoes deployed to control Asia’s dengue fever (The Independent – 27 January 2011)

How the foods you eat — and don’t — keep your arteries young (The Globe and Mail – 25 January 2011)

FDA and dairy industry spar over testing of milk (The New York Times – 25 January 2011)

Food industry responds to growing consumer interest (Washington Post – 24 January 2011)

Self-control may be the secret to health, wealth and success (Time – 24 January 2011)

Eco-tourism theme park violates environment rules (The Times of India – 24 January 2011)

WHO Recommends Food Marketing Curbs for Child Obesity (Reuters – 21 January 2011)

A Short-Circuit to Distracted Driving (The New York Times – 20 January 2011)

University of Hong Kong study links visibility with health impacts of air pollution (The Standard – 20 January 2011)

Apple Ranked Last of 29 Technology Companies by Chinese Environment Group (Bloomberg – 20 January 2011)

The Big Fat Question: How Do We Actually Lose Weight? (The Globe and Mail – 16 January 2011)

Smokers’ Brains Light Up During Smoking Scenes in Movies and on TV (The Guardian – 18 January 2011)

UK Drinking ‘Is Out of Control’, Two-Thirds of Public Believe (The Guardian – 18 January 2011)

Grown-Up Problems Start at Bedtime (The Wall Street Journal – 18 January 2011)

Toxics Found in Pregnant US Women in UCSF Study (San Francisco Chronicle – 14 January 2011)

93% of AmCham members list air pollution as top concern (RTHK – 13 January 2011)

World hunger best cured by small-scale agriculture (The Guardian – 13 January 2011)

Going Green in the PRD (HKTC – 12 January 2011)

Phone Chats Plus Web Program Help Smokers Quit (Reuters – 11 January 2011)

US: On the Border, Long Lives Despite Dismal Statistics (The New York Times – 10 January 2011)

Preventing Heart Risks at the Root: Childhood (The New York Times – 10 January 2011)

2011 off to a good start for solar industry (Clean Energy Authority – 10 January 2011)

What effect has the internet had on healthcare? (The Observer – 9 January 2011)

Too Drunk? Your Car Won’t Go Along for the Ride (The Washington Post – 8 January 2011)

UK pays people to slim down, stop smoking (Associated Press – 7 January 2011)

Coal prices soar as record warm sea surface temperatures fuel Australian floods (Think Progress – 6 January 2011)

China tobacco profits undermine anti-smoking push (Associated Press – 6 January 2011)

Prescription Drug Abuse Sends More People to the Hospital (New York Times – 5 January 2011)

On Road to Recovery, Past Adversity Provides a Map (New York Times – 3 January 2011)

Path to obesity may begin before birth (Charlotte Observer – 2 January 2011)

India’s hidden climate change catastrophe (The Independent – 2 January 2011)

Japan after anti-whaling group’s funding, WikiLeaks cables show (Globe and Mail – 3 January 2011)

Wake up and smell the mint tea (The Guardian – 3 January 2011)

28 Eco-Fashion Predictions for 2011 (Ecouterre – 3 January 2011)

Trafficking of Chinese women on the rise (China Daily – 1 January 2011)

Group Secretly Tests Mercury in Tuna, Swordfish (San Francisco Chronicle – 1 January 2011)

Do synthetic food colors cause hyperactivity? (Chicago Tribune – 1 January 2011)

 

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