Increased Access to Healthy Foods Needed Now: Canadian Health Orgs


Canadian health organizations are calling upon governments to take a leadership role in creating healthy food environments. They say that implementing strategies that facilitate access to affordable healthy foods and beverages in places where Canadians work, live, and… Read More

Huge Differences in Brands’ Salt Content Internationally


New research shows that people in some countries are being fed over twice as much salt in popular global brands as their counterparts elsewhere in the world. World Action on Salt and Health (WASH) has surveyed over 260… Read More

Food Industry Needs Regulation to curb obesity: PAHO/WHO


Original text:  Countries in the Americas—which have the highest obesity rates in the world—are fighting the obesity epidemic with new, stricter regulations on food labeling, promotion and advertising. The regulations, which seek to inform and protect consumers while… Read More

“Healthy” restaurant salads stuffed with secret salt: Survey


Huge amounts of salt continue to be added to many restaurant, café and supermarket salads, according to a new survey by Consensus Action on Salt & Health (CASH). This is despite calls in 2010 to lower salt in… Read More

US Restaurant Diners Give Low Sodium Meals Higher Flavor Score


PRESS RELEASE via New research led by Healthy Dining and funded by the US National Cancer Institute (NCI), a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), reveals that restaurant consumers accept, and in most cases even prefer,… Read More

US Consensus Statement on Sodium


The Health Department and the American Heart Association have brought together 34 of the world’s leading scientists to affirm the benefits of reducing population sodium intake to reduce heart disease. Heart disease is the leading cause of death… Read More

Norm Campbell to receive CAFA distinguished Academic Award

Dr. Norm Campbell

Dr. Norman Campbell has been chosen to receive the Confederation of Alberta Faculty Associations (CAFA) Distinguished Academic Award for 2014. A Professor of Medicine, Community Health Sciences and Physiology and Pharmacology and a member of the Libin Cardiovascular… Read More

It’s time to deal with junk food says UN Special Rapporteur Anand Grover


The UN Special Rapporteur on the right to health, Anand Grover, on Wednesday blamed ‘junk food’ for the global obesity epidemic and urged the international community to deal with the alarming increase in deaths from diet-related diseases. Presenting… Read More

Hypertension by the numbers – Know Your Numbers

Graphic showing 1 in 3 adults has hypertension globally.

These are the facts about The World’s Number One Killer. World Hypertension Day 2014, annually celebrated on May 17th, provides an opportunity to emphasize opportunities to improve prevention and control of hypertension. The key to the campaign this… Read More

World Hypertension Prevention: Policy Highlights


World Hypertension Day is May 17th, an important day for hypertension prevention awareness globally. Here’s why. Hypertension has become such an important non-communicable disease around the world, that last year for World Health Day, the World Health Organization… Read More

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