The agonies of being overweight — or running a diet company — in a culture that likes to pretend it only cares about health, not size.
NYS Entity Status
NYS Filing Date
MARCH 26, 2013
NYS DOS ID#
NYS Entity Type
DOMESTIC BUSINESS CORPORATION
2013 - COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH INTERNATIONAL, INC.
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- Losing It in the Anti-Dieting Age
By TAFFY BRODESSER-AKNER - Wednesday Aug 2, 2017
- Leibovich Names EIC Time Inc's 'Health' For Print, Digital
Friday Aug 18, 2017
Lori Leibovich is the new editor-in-chief of Time Inc.'s Health magazine, across various platforms. She will also lead Time Inc.'s new multimedia hub for its health category, Time Health, which drawscontent from the publisher's portfolio of titles, including 'Time,'' Fortune' and 'Real Simple.'
- 'Junk Insurance' vs. 'Junk News' at the NY Times
Monday Jul 17, 2017
Why is “choice” in matters of one’s personal health suddenly a bad thing?
- Pregnant women’s exposure to flame retardants linked to lower child IQ
By Jill Tucker - Thursday Aug 3, 2017
Increased exposure among pregnant women to flame-retardant chemicals found in older furniture and other products is linked to lowered IQs in their children, UCSF researchers said Thursday.Every tenfold increase in women’s exposure during pregnancy to the chemicals — polybrominated diphenyl ethers, or PBDEs — was associated with a 3.7-point decrease in their children’s IQ, the researchers said.While previous research has found similar health risks, the UCSF study provides the most comprehensive analysis of international data and the most definitive results, said co-author Tracey Woodruff, a UCSF professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences.The chemical industry says consumers today don’t have to choose between personal health and fire safety.“Flame retardants provide consumers with a critical layer of fire protection and they help save lives,” said Bryan Goodman, spokesman for the American Chemistry Council.The major manufacturers of flame retardants have spent millions of dollars on research both before and after their products go on the market.[...] flame retardants, like most chemicals, are subject to review by the EPA and other regulatory agencies around the world.The UCSF study, published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, looked at international data from studies of 3,000 mother-child pairs.The chemicals became common in the 1970s in California to meet safety standards, specifically in response to fires started by cigarettes, which were manufactured so they would continue to burn down even if the smoker set them down — or fell asleep.“We have people who seek us out from all over the country because very few people sell or specialize in this,” said Rowena Finegan, owner of Pine Street Interiors in Sausalito, which sells health-conscious furniture and other household items, down to the non-toxic glue.Farrell said banning the chemicals would not only protect children and families, but also firefighters who inhale the flame retardants while battling fires and whose blood samples show a high level of dioxins.Prevent young children from touching and mouthing items with fire-retardant especially your cell phone or remote control.
- Police drag driver out of burning car after he refuses to leave
By Associated Press - Wednesday Aug 2, 2017
PELHAM, N.H. — New Hampshire police say they were forced to drag a driver out of his burning car after it crashed into a tree and he refused to leave, telling them he was a mechanic. Police say a witness reported the crash in Pelham on Monday night and said the driver didn’t want help...
- With Health Law in Flux, Insurers Scramble to Meet Filing Deadline
By REED ABELSON - Wednesday Jun 21, 2017
Anthem, a major player in the Obamacare exchanges, announced that it would withdraw from Wisconsin and Indiana next year, along with Ohio.