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Obesity and the Flu

It has been known for some time that obese people are at increased symptoms for more severe symptoms and complications if they get the flu. Now it has been reported that obese people are also likely  to remain sick and infectious long than those who are not obese.   This is another reason for you,… Read More »

Grog tax best way to tackle Aust obesity

A tax on alcohol is the most cost-effective way to tackle worrying rates of obesity in Australia, researchers at a Victorian university say. Analysis by health economists at Deakin University found a levy based on alcoholic content, of 84 cents per standard drink, could help reduce consumption and lead to significant health benefits. Taxing sugary… Read More »