Prevention news wrap: 9 March 2018
By Helen Signy, Senior Communications Officer
The Sydney Morning Herald: Aldi and IGA have received extremely low scores in a new study that assessed the efforts being made by Australia’s top supermarkets to help tackle the obesity crisis, according to an analysis by [Associate Professor Gary Sacks] at Deakin University’s Global Obesity Centre.
The Sydney Morning Herald: Weight gain for would-be mothers is a key focus of the federal government’s new national medical guidelines for pregnancy.
MJA: Reducing the number of tobacco sellers would make it easier for smokers to quit.
The Conversation: There is a wealth of international evidence that a minimum floor price for alcohol is effective, but there are also downsides to such a policy.
The Sydney Morning Herald: Long accused of exploiting a loophole, Nestle has bowed to pressure and announced it will remove the 4.5 health star rating splashed on Milo.
news.com.au: Public Health England has suggested the average daily calorie intake be cut by 20 per cent in an attempt to reduce the estimated $9 billion future cost of obesity and up to 35,000 premature deaths.
Regulation of Food Advertising to Children in Six Jurisdictions: A Framework for Analyzing and Improving the Performance of Regulatory Instruments
The Lancet Public Health: This paper analyses regulatory controls on food marketing in six jurisdictions—the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Ireland, Canada, and Quebec— with the aim of evaluating whether regulation in each jurisdiction exhibits the features of an effective, transparent, and accountable regulatory regime.
Croakey: Professor Simon Chapman cites a range of evidence which demonstrates that both primary and secondary exposure to vaping can pose serious health risks.
The Guardian: Frome in Somerset has seen a dramatic fall in emergency hospital admissions since it began a collective project to combat isolation.
The Mandarin: Dr Vanessa Lee applies a lens of political determinants of health to illuminate policy failure for Indigenous women and their communities, and calls for the government to be held accountable to the outcomes of generations of harmful policy.