A new article published in the American Journal of Public Health shows that U.S., Canadian, and European insurance firms hold $1.88 billion of investments in fast food companies like Jack in the Box, McDonald’s, Burger King and Wendy’s/Arby’s Groups. Both health insurers and life insurers have substantial holdings in these companies.
A person just needs to read “Fast Food Nation” or watch the documentary “Food, Inc.” to understand the negative impact of processed foods on the health of our country.
The evidence is so compelling that the new health reform legislation is requiring fast food and chain restaurants to disclose calorie counts on their menus. Ironically, the new legislation will also add millions of customers to the health insurers. Read more »
*This blog post was originally published at EverythingHealth*
Unbound Medicine has teamed up with the American Public Health Association (APHA) to release a mobile and web version of Control of Communicable Diseases Manual (CCDM).
Like other Unbound titles, CCDM is available on most popular mobile phone platforms and is optimized for the unique nature of each device type.
Control of Communicable Diseases Manual for Mobile + Web includes Medline Journals, which allow users to view citations and abstracts from the latest issues in selected journals such as the American Journal of Public Health, the Journal of Tropical Medicine, and the Bulletin of the World Health Organization (WHO), then link to full-text articles.
CCDM for Mobile + Web also includes RSS news feeds from relevant sites such as APHA, WHO, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Read more »
*This blog post was originally published at Medgadget*