Most people aren't meeting exercise guidelines Most adults in the USA aren't meeting the federal physical activity recommendations for both aerobic exercise and muscle-strengthening activity, according to government statistics out today. About 79% of adults don't meet the physical activity guidelines that advise getting at least 2½ hours a week of moderate-intensity aerobic activity such as brisk walking, or one hour and 15 minutes a week of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity, such as jogging. More
US suicide rate rose sharply among middle-aged Health officials say suicides among middle-aged Americans climbed at a startling rate over the past decade, a period that included the recession. Overall, the suicide rate for the age group jumped 28 percent from 1999 to 2010. And among whites, it shot up 40 percent.... More
NYC proposes ban on sale of oversized sodas, sugary drinks NEW YORK -- New York City plans to ban the sale of large sodas and other sugary drinks in an effort to combat obesity. The proposed first-in-the-nation ban would impose a 16-ounce limit on the size of sweetened drinks sold at restaurants, movie theaters ... 05/31/2012 - 3:34 am | View Link
NYC proposes ban on sale of oversized sodas Mayor Michael Bloomberg is proposing a ban on the sale of large sodas and other sugary drinks in the city’s restaurants, delis and movie theaters in the hopes of combating obesity — an expansion of his administration’s efforts to encourage healthy ... 05/31/2012 - 2:48 am | View Link
NYC proposes ban on sale of oversized sodas NEW YORK (AP) - New York City plans to ban the sale of large sodas and other sugary drinks in an effort to combat obesity. The proposed first-in-the-nation ban would impose a 16-ounce limit on the size of sweetened drinks sold at restaurants, movie ... 05/30/2012 - 10:25 pm | View Link
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New York's highest court blocked a measure to ban sales of ... Mayor Bill de Blasio supported his predecessor's proposal to ban the sale of large sugary drinks. Now, he faces a decision following a rejection of the ban ... 06/26/2014 - 4:55 pm | View Website
Two United Nations human rights officials on Monday began touring Detroit to assess the impact of widespread water disconnections on residents in an effort by city officials to shore up some $90 million in overdue bills. During their three-day visit to Detroit, housing and sanitation experts Leilani
A group opposed to the recreational marijuana legalization referendum in South Portland has reported to police that its campaign signs were stolen over the weekend.
City Councilor Maxine Beecher, chairwoman of the SoPo Says No to Pot group, filed the complaint Monday, said Police Chief Edward Googins. A number of campaign signs put up Thursday were removed sometime before Monday, but Googins said he did not know the exact number or location of the signs reported missing.
South Portland residents will vote Nov.
Fundamentalist actor Kirk Cameron recently urged Christians to embrace Halloween, arguing that it was a holiday that pagans had tried to steal from them. In an interview published by The Christian Post on Monday, Cameron explained that the “real origins” of Halloween had to do with a Cat
Nikki Haley, who became South Carolina's first female governor in 2011, is widely favored to win re-election after sidestepping several first-term blunders and focusing on job gains that have burnished her image nationally as a Republican star.