1. Flud News Roundup, June 26

    Step on the Scale: The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has suggested that physicians start examining for obesity in all their checkups. Most physicians weigh their patients at regular checkups, but few measure the body mass index (BMI), which indicates whether or not a person is at a healthy weight. Most doctors have trouble giving their patients specific weight loss advice in the event that obesity is an issue. The USPSTF is creating guidelines that can help patients afford the programs they may need to help them drop any extra weight as well as encourage doctors to engage in more conversations regarding weight problems with patients. What do you think? Is this effective?

    Promises Promises: Obama made more promises today, telling Americans that he will bring back jobs that have moved overseas. He is sustaining his attacks on Romney’s business record saying that he is the reason so many jobs have moved to places like China and India. Obama spoke at a conference in Atlanta and plans to move his campaign to Florida to raise more money after bluntly stating to his followers a concern that Romney is raising more money. 

    MarsTV: There are plenty of reality TV shows to keep America entertained on an hourly basis, but one Dutch company thinks they can do better. By April of 2023, they plan to land humans on Mars as a step towards establishing a permanent colony. Sound like an expensive expenditure? Well, it is. So to to pay for it, they will be airing the interplanetary spectacle as a Big-Brother-esque reality show. I’d like to see a Hunger Games infiltration into the script of this show. 

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