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Monday January 20th, 2020 day edition

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New hospital-based data contradicts HUD estimates on homelessness

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“The data suggests that homelessness may be increasing, despite official HUD estimates showing a substantial decrease in homelessness,” said Dana Madigan, a doctoral student at UIC and first author of the study.

The most conservative estimates of homelessness using hospital data of unique emergency department visitors increased annually from 6,613 in 2011 to 15,815 in 2018.

Lee Friedman, senior author of the study, said that without accurate data, states will not get adequate resources to address homelessness. »

Amount of sugar sold in soft drinks drops by 29% in the UK — Nuffield Department of Population Health

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There was a 29% reduction in the total amount of sugar sold in soft drinks in the UK between 2015 and 2018, despite an increase in sales of soft drinks by volume of 7%, according to new research from NDPH.

There has been considerable pressure on industry to reduce the sugar content of soft drinks and in April 2018, the British government introduced the Soft Drinks Industry Levy (SDIL) to help tackle childhood obesity.

Lauren Bandy said: ‘It is encouraging to see such a large reduction in sugars sold in soft drinks. »