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Posts Tagged ‘public health’

City of Boulder Ballot Issue 2D: Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Tax Revenue

City of Boulder Ballot Issue 2D: Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Tax Revenue

Note: This article is part of a series of 2018 ballot issue analyses written for the Blue Line by author Richard Valenty. You can find coverage of the other 2018 ballot issues here. Ed. Issue 2D is only necessary because of Article X, [...]

Yes on 2H

Yes on 2H

The author and her father My mother is a diabetic. One of my sisters is, too. My father died from complications related to diabetes. Two cousins have died from it and several others have the disease. So, I've been around the disease and it isn't [...]

Vox | How the sugar industry has distorted health science for more than 50 years

Vox | How the sugar industry has distorted health science for more than 50 years

"The sugar industry has a long history of shaping nutrition policy in the United States, working to mask the potential risks of consuming too much of the sweet stuff." Read the entire article at Vox:  How the sugar industry has distorted health [...]

Fracking Foes Overstate Risk of Cancer by 55,000

Fracking Foes Overstate Risk of Cancer by 55,000

In efforts to ban fracking, anti-fracking activists have stated that a University of Colorado School of Public Health (CSPH) peer-reviewed study found that residents living within one half mile of a gas well stood a 66 percent higher chance of [...]

GOOD | How Biking Can Save Cities Billions of Dollars in Health Expenses

GOOD | How Biking Can Save Cities Billions of Dollars in Health Expenses

Last week, the journal Environmental Health Perspectives published findings from a study by scientists at the University of Wisconsin on the economic and health benefits of switching from a car to a bike for trips shorter than five miles long in 11 [...]