Obesity and overweight driving premature cardiovascular disease mortality, research finds

More Australians and Americans are dying from cardiovascular disease attributable to excess weight, particularly in younger people, new research finds. University of Melbourne researchers warn that this trend will continue without concerted government action that promotes behaviour change. Led by Dr. Tim Adair and Professor Alan Lopez, the new study published in BMC Medicine found […]

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EU launches full investigation into Google’s Fitbit acquisition over health data fears

The European Commission is launching a full investigation into Google’s acquisition of Fitbit. EU regulators are worried that the deal will entrench Google’s position as a market leader in online advertising by giving the search giant access to data collected from Fitbit’s health tracking hardware that can be used for personalized advertisements. “The data collected […]

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Beyoncé’s mother criticises US Vogue for lack of diversity

Beyoncé’s mother, Tina Knowles-Lawson, has criticised US Vogue for its lack of black photographers. In an Instagram post that praised British Vogue’s editor, Edward Enninful, for his editorial choices, Knowles-Lawson asked why the American edition did not have the same level of diversity on its pages. She applauded Enninful for British Vogue’s September issue, which […]

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Minecraft, Bollywood Dance, and Astrophysics Help College Students Connect With Kids Online

A new, Bay Area-born program designed to cure kids’ pandemic boredom is wrapping up its first successful summer — and may be available to help middle and high school students keep learning in the fall. It’s called Connect-in-Place. (Think “shelter-in-place”, but learning online while doing it.) The free program aims to connect kids and teens […]

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