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Introducing a Men’s Health-branded active video game

Imagine a new active video game for adults, brought to you by your favorite magazine brand.  Nat Ives at AdAge gives the details: “Now Rodale siblings Men’s Health and Women’s Health have teamed up with Ubisoft on a fitness game called “Your Shape: Fitness Evolved,” due this November for Microsoft’s Xbox and its Kinect motion-detection…

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Sex in the media: What’s a person to do?

Sex is prevalent in the media, and the American Academy of Pediatrics has something to say about it. In the September issue of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Pediatrics published a revised policy statement that addresses sexual messages in the media and has some recommendations for parents and pediatricians. The original piece was published in…

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Weekly news round-up

Here are some things we’ve been reading this week. Got something to add? Share it in the comments. FDA to Lipton: Tea can’t do that (NPR) What’s it going to take to get the smoking rate below 20% (WSJ) New parents at risk for depression (NYT) E-Cigarette firms get FDA warning (WebMD) More doctors no…

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The beaches seem fine, but what about mental health?

BP, the government and volunteers have wiped most of the Gulf Coast beaches clean after the Deepwater Horizon explosion in April sent nearly 5 million barrels of oil into the surrounding waters. But there are still invisible scars left behind, and SAMHSA (the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) has dedicated a specific website to…

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New “heart healthy” online tool targets Hispanic-Americans

The American Heart Association has recently introduced a new Spanish-language tool, intended to decrease the risk of heart disease and stroke in Hispanics. The feelings of need for such a tool rises from a recent survey that unveiled that although 45 percent of Hispanic-Americans reported being at ideal heart health, 66 percent also reported that…

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No longer in denial: FDA requires more food labeling

What will consumers do when we are clearly told of the calorie counts of our favorite convenience store hotdogs, grocery store deli sandwiches, or tubs of movie theater popcorn?  Will we buy differently or favor smaller portions in an effort to trim our collective waistlines? The FDA is betting ‘yes’ with new proposed menu labeling…

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