Reluctance on Fast Food Changes
A U.K. health watchdog's call for “life-saving” food labeling and other dietary changes has met with an unenthusiastic government response.
A U.K. health watchdog's call for "life-saving" food labeling and other dietary changes has met with an unenthusiastic government response. The Guardian covers a new report which also advocates a total ban on trans fats, and ensuring low fat and low salt foods are cheaper than unhealthier versions. Sarah Boseley reports that the government took the line that some measures were impractical and "that it was up to the individual to make healthy choices". But a clinical epidemiology expert estimates the changes could save the the U.K. the equivalent of $1.47 billion.
Then again, maybe the study is fake news too.
- Recent research challenged study participants to pick real news headlines from fake ones.
- The results showed that people prone to delusional thinking, religious fundamentalists, and dogmatists tended to believe all news, regardless of plausibility.
- What can you do to protect yourself and others from fake news?
A study on flies may hold the key to future addiction treatments.
- A new study suggests that drinking alcohol can affect how memories are stored away as good or bad.
- This may have drastic implications for how addiction is caused and how people recall intoxication.
- The findings may one day lead to a new form of treatment for those suffering from addiction.
The so-called FAANG companies have lost more than $700 billion in market value since October.
- The shares of major tech companies were performing exceptionally well earlier this year, but those gains got nearly erased on Monday.
- Overvaluation, the U.S.-China trade war and recent privacy concerns surrounding tech companies are among the reasons for the drops.
- Apple and Facebook have been hit the hardest in recent weeks, thanks in part to a few major reports from news outlets.
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