The Great Debate

In the quest to prevent obesity, there’s ‘womb for improvement’

By Michael Rosenbaum
December 2, 2015
A pregnant woman stands on a scale before receiving a prenatal exam at the Maternity Outreach Mobile in Phoenix, Arizona October 8, 2009. The maternity outreach program helps uninsured women living in the Phoenix metropolitan area receive the proper treatment and care during and after their pregnancy. The Maternity Outreach Mobile is equipped with two exam rooms, an ultrasound machine, an external fetal monitor, a laboratory and offers pregnancy tests, referrals and immunization for children. REUTERS/Joshua Lott (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY) - RTXRPHP

A pregnant woman stands on a scale before receiving a prenatal exam at the Maternity Outreach Mobile in Phoenix, Arizona October 8, 2009. REUTERS/Joshua Lott

General: School lunches are U.S. national-security issue

By Samuel E. Ebbeson
April 15, 2015
Students sit down to eat a healthy lunch at Marston Middle School in San Diego

Students sit down to eat a healthy lunch at Marston Middle School in San Diego, California, March 7, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Why the surge in obesity?

By Lane Kenworthy
June 22, 2012

Editor’s note: This post is republished from the author’s blog.

The Weight of the Nation is a four-part series on obesity in America by HBO Films and the Institute of Medicine, with assistance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). It’s been showing on HBO and can be viewed online. Each of the four parts is well done and informative.

The diet wars

By Eileen Daspin
April 11, 2012

What would you do if she were your little girl? At age 7 and 4 ft. 4 in., she weighs 95 pounds – clinically obese according to her doctor. At school the other kids make fun of her. It’s a problem.

Overweight? No pill will fix that

By Reuters Staff
July 19, 2010

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The following is a guest post by David Warner, a Philadelphia-based journalist and health writer. The opinions expressed are his own.

A paradox of plenty – hunger in America

By Bernd Debusmann
November 24, 2009

Bernd Debusmann—  Bernd Debusmann is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own. —