Daily Briefing: "Product Non Grata": Public Health Officials Delight in Dropping Soda Sales

Published on
May 16, 2012

soda, public health, obesity, diabetes, reporting on health, health journalismNutrition: As sugary sodas become "product non grata" in schools and other institutions, American soda sales are dropping to the delight of public health experts who link them to diabetes and obesity, Stephanie Strom reports for the New York Times.

Health Reform: California Healthline's Dan Diamond examines four "Obamacare myths" that just won't die, including health reform's alleged negative impact on economic recovery.

Environmental Health: In the upcoming New York Times Magazine, Wes Enzinna profiles the last residents of a Kansas town that's one of the most heavily polluted in the United States.

Tuberculosis: A California man has been arrested and jailed for failing to take medication after being diagnosed with highly contagious tuberculosis, the Associated Press reports. Public health officials are worried about the spread of antibiotic-resistant forms of the respiratory disease.

Heart Health: In a not-so-surprising research result, University of Southern California scientists have linked China's efforts to clean up air pollution during the 2008 Beijing Olympics to biomarkers indicating improved heart health, CBS News' Ryan Jaslow reports.  

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