Junk food: Ministers to delay ban on multi-buy deals
But health groups criticise the move to pause the ban on unhealthy food offers and some advertising. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 14, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Johnson delays plans to ban multibuy deals on unhealthy food
Crackdown on free soft drink refills and limits on junk food advertising also postponed (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - May 13, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Lack of NHS dental appointments widens health inequalities
 https://www.healthwatch.co.uk/news/2022-05-09/lack-nhs-dental-appointments-widens-health-inequalities News – 9 May 2022A new survey of public attitudes to NHS dentistry shows that half of the adults in England find dental charges unfair amid escalating living costs. We have warned decision-makers that NHS dentistry is in desperate need of reform.NHS dentisrtyWith living costs on the rise, our new findings show that health inequalities are widening as people in every part of the country struggle to pay for dental care. When people find it hard to access NHS dental care, they feel pressured to go priva...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 13, 2022 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Google announces new smartphones, a watch and tablet at its I/O developer conference
Google on Wednesday unveiled an expanded lineup of hardware products in the latest sign it remains committed to moving beyond its core advertising business and competing with the likes of Apple. #hardwareproducts #smartphones (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 11, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Features of alcohol advertisements across five urban slums in Kampala, Uganda: pilot testing a container-based approach - Swahn MH, Palmier JB, May A, Dai D, Braunstein S, Kasirye R.
BACKGROUND: Despite the high prevalence of alcohol use and marketing in many settings across sub-Saharan Africa, few studies have systematically sought to assess alcohol marketing exposure, particularly in vulnerable areas such as urban slums where alcohol... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 11, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Revealed: The Shocking Extent of Exploitative Baby Formula Milk Marketing
This report shows very clearly that formula milk marketing remains unacceptably pervasive, misleading and aggressive,” says WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus The new WHO report titled Scope and impact of digital marketing strategies for promoting breast-milk substitutes has outlined the digital marketing techniques designed to influence the decisions new families make on how to feed their babies.   Business buys, collects personal information “Through tools like apps, virtual support groups or ‘baby-clubs’, paid social media influencers, promotions and competitions and advice forums or services,...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 6, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Baher Kamal Tags: Development & Aid Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Social media influencers often tout unhealthy foods, drinks to children, study finds
Most food- and drink-related content posted by " influencers " on social media fails to meet the World Health Organization's standards for advertising of these products to children, according to a study presented Thursday. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 5, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sudbury, Ont., advocate says some street drugs she sent to Vancouver lab aren't what's advertised
A Sudbury, Ont., harm reduction advocate is collecting street drug samples for testing at a Vancouver lab to help protect drug users from overdoses, and she's already learned that some aren't as advertised. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 5, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Sudbury Source Type: news

New Issue of Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazine
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - May 4, 2022 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Prospective associations between attitudes toward alcohol advertisements and alcohol use behaviors among adolescent boys - Nixon DE, Ferketich AK, Slater MD, Mays D, Keller-Hamilton B.
OBJECTIVES: Earlier initiation of alcohol use and problematic drinking among adolescents are linked with adverse health outcomes. Exposure to alcohol advertisements is associated with drinking among adolescents, but the association between the attitudes to... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 4, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Vance Wins Republican Senate Primary in Ohio After Nod From Trump
J.D. Vance, the author of “Hillbilly Elegy,” won a G.O.P. race that saw nearly $80 million in television advertising. #trumpjd #vancewins #televisionadvertising #hillbillyelegy (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 4, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Food, beverage marketing increase kids' use of promoted products
Exposure to food and beverage marketing and advertising boosts consumption of these products among children and adolescents, an analysis published Monday found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 3, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Grindr to Cover Gender Affirmation Surgery Costs for Employees
Grindr LLC, the dating app that specializes in connections for the LGBTQ+ community, is rolling out new benefits to support employees seeking gender affirmation surgery, joining other companies that are endeavoring to help employees receive care that is sometimes difficult to access. Under the new benefits, which have been in the works for about nine months and became available to employees in mid-April, Grindr will work with healthcare providers to offer the surgery without needing several letters from a psychiatrist that includes their mental health history and a recommendation for the surgery, which advocates say places...
Source: TIME: Health - May 3, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michael Tobin / Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized biztech2030 bloomberg wire Companies identity Source Type: news

Study: Food, beverage marketing increase kids' use of promoted products
Exposure to food and beverage marketing and advertising boosts consumption of these products among children and adolescents, an analysis published Monday found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 2, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The 'Tinkerbell Tip Lift' that could lead to blistered skin or even blindness
The 'Tinkerbell tip lift', as clinics call it, costs £300 to £500 and is advertised on social media by cosmetic companies claiming it is a pain-free procedure that can give a 'refined and feminine look' in 10 mins. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 30, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news