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Beyond advocacy: Requiring vaccination to stop COVID-19

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The FINANCIAL —  Kaiser Permanente and other leading companies are mandating COVID-19 shots because ending this pandemic depends on it. In early August, Kaiser Permanente announced it would require all employees to be vaccinated against the virus that causes COVID-19, or request a medical or religious exemption.…

Reducing Sugar in Packaged Foods can Prevent Disease in Millions

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The FINANCIAL  — Cutting 20 percent of sugar from packaged foods and 40 percent from beverages could prevent 2.48 million cardiovascular disease events (such as strokes, heart attacks, cardiac arrests), 490,000 cardiovascular deaths, and 750,000 diabetes cases in the U.S. over the lifetime of the adult population, reports a study published in Circulation, Harvard University…

The Risk of Scottish Veterans Developing Heart Disease is Improving

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The FINANCIAL — The study  led by the University of Glasgow, in partnership with the Forces in Mind Trust and published in BMJ Open – compared veterans with people who had never served and found that the increased risk of cardiovascular (heart and blood vessel) disease had reduced compared with a similar study five years…