Carolyn Moynihan interviews an expert on obesity, Dr Michelle Maidenberg, in our lead story today. Her analysis of the problem speaks for itself:
The United States is home to the highest number of overweight and obese people in the world. In the U.S., 70.9 percent of men and 61.9 percent of women are overweight or obese, compared to 38 percent of men and 36.9 percent of women worldwide. Childhood and teen obesity has grown to epidemic proportions in the United States.
It contains some very helpful advice for concerned parents.
|Tackling childhood obesity, one child at a time|
Michelle P. Maidenberg | FEATURES | 23 August 2016
A new book helps parents deal with the psychological aspects of overeating.
|The most important parenting advice|
Tamara El-Rahi | FAMILY EDGE | 23 August 2016
... Can be found on a nifty new website called raisedtolove.com
|No end to Aleppo’s brutal stalemate|
Annia Ciezadlo | FEATURES | 23 August 2016
Fighting and airstrikes may be increasing but the suffering Syria’s largest city is far from over
|$104 million lawsuit against Christian activist threatens to chill free speech in Canada|
Lea Singh | FEATURES | 23 August 2016
The word “expensive” is the most powerful weapon in bullies' war chest
|Let’s have a SCIENCE-based debate about LGBT issues|
Michael Cook | CONJUGALITY | 22 August 2016
A landmark report from the US questions cliched views of homosexuality and transgenderism
|Will women ever be able to compete against men in Olympic events?|
David Bishop | FEATURES | 22 August 2016
Optimistic predictions have failed to materialise.
|Beauty is only skin deep|
Jennifer Minicus | READING MATTERS | 22 August 2016
Character trumps looks in this charming fairy tale.
|Focus on Finland|
Shannon Roberts | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY | 22 August 2016
Births are at their lowest number in history.
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