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Jim Sallis

Professorial Fellow, Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research, Australian Catholic University; Emeritus Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Public Health, University of California, San Diego

James F. Sallis, Ph.D is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health at University of California, San Diego and Professorial Fellow at the Institute for Health and Ageing, Australian Catholic University. His primary research interests are promoting physical activity and understanding policy and environmental influences on physical activity, sedentary behavior, nutrition, and obesity. Prof. Sallis was a pioneer in developing the interdisciplinary study of built environment and physical activity, including such topics as community walkability, design of parks, and facilities for safe bicycling. He co-founded IPEN (International Physical Activity and Environment Network), which is coordinating international studies in over 20 countries. His health improvement programs have been studied and used in health care settings, schools, universities, and companies.

His current focus is using research to inform policy and environmental changes that will increase physical activity and reduce obesity and chronic diseases. He is the author of over 600 scientific publications, on the editorial boards of several journals, and one of the world’s most cited authors in the social sciences. Thomson-Reuters identified him as one of the world’s most creative scientific minds of 2014, 2015, and 2016. He received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports. He serves on the Institute of Medicine Roundtable on Obesity Solutions and is an elected member of the US National Academy of Medicine. He is current President of the Society of Behavioral Medicine.

Driverless cars could be better or worse for our health – it’s up to us

Jan 02, 2018 05:30 am UTC| Insights & Views Technology

Driverless cars autonomous vehicles are coming. The topic is a constant presence in media; The New York Times Magazine recently devoted most of an issue to it. The technological imperative is strong: if we have the...

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Economy

UK gilts plunge despite worse-than-expected March retail sales data; BoE’s MPC members’ speech in focus

The UK gilts plunged during European session Thursday despite a worse-than-expected reading of the countrys retail sales data for the month of March released today. Market participants shall now be focussing on a host Bank...

Australian March employment rises in March, signals optimistic outlook for full year

Australias employment index for the month of March rose, although downward revisions to February show that the record run of jobs gains is over. The slowdown in employment growth comes on the back of a very strong run...

New Zealand bonds slump at close after Q1 consumer price inflation tops market expectations

New Zealand government bonds slumped at the time of closing Thursday after the countrys consumer price inflation (CPI) for the first quarter of this year, topped market expectations, which added bearishness to the...

JGBs edge lower as investors shift to riskier assets; March National CPI in focus

The Japanese government bonds edged lower Thursday as investors shifted to riskier assets including oil and equities. Investors are now awaiting Japans national consumer price inflation (CPI) data for the same period, due...

Australian bonds slump despite disappointing March employment report; tracks weakness in U.S. Treasuries

Australian government bonds slumpedon Thursdaydespite March employment report disappointed investors, but it follows the weakness in the U.S. Treasuries. The yield on Australias benchmark 10-year Note, which moves...

Politics

Rise of cryptocurrencies could curb American power

There has been a lot of talk in foreign policy circles of the coming post-American world in which the international system will transition from a unipolar to a multipolar system. But, as we currently stand, the US remains...

South Africa's future hinges on Ramaphosa's strategic skills

South Africas 2018 State of the Nation address by the president of South Africa has been postponed. This unprecedented step makes it clear that the country is seeing the final days of Jacob Zuma as president although it...

Is full transparency good for democracy?

With the approval of President Donald Trump, the House of Representatives released the so-called Nunes memo on Feb. 2. In it, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes describes alleged abuses of surveillance...

Empowering the powerless: Let's end energy poverty

Power to the people, the activists chanted in the 1960s. The revolutionaries of yesteryear never dreamed of the scientific and technological innovations that could light up distant shelters and communities in the...

How neoliberalism is damaging your mental health

There is a widespread perception that mental ill health is on the rise in the West, in tandem with a prolonged decline in collective well-being. The idea that there are social and economic causes behind this perceived...

Science

Undetected Asteroid Nearly Missed The Earth, Shows Glaring Holes In Detection Capabilities

Its a general rule to trust governments and space agencies to be able to do things like detect oncoming asteroids that might impact the earth at some point. However, a recent incident proves that there are still holes in...

USDA Is Cool With Scientists Genetically Editing Food

In case anyone was wondering what the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) was doing with all of the genetic engineering thats going on in the world of food, the answer is absolutely nothing. The agency recently...

Reputed Journal Retracts Flawed CRISPR Paper A Little Too Late

Science is a process that is often riddled with issues that affect the results of the work being done. This is why multiple experiments need to be conducted first before making conclusions and why papers need to be...

Study Of Chilean ‘Alien’ Mummy Causing Minor International Incident

Weird things happen in the scientific community all the time but a recent study that involves the so-called alien mummy called Ata is threatening to cause a bit of an international incident. Basically, the scientists...

Even Chocolate Is Bad For The Environment, Valentine’s Day & Easter Are Natural Disasters

Chocolate is undoubtedly one of the most popular treats all around the world. Its practically synonymous with at least two international holidays; Valentines Day and Easter. However, it turns out that this delicious...

Technology

Elon Musk Admits Over-Automation Is A Problem For Tesla, Needs More Humans

It seems car factory workers have reason to rejoice since Tesla CEO Elon Musk has revealed that more human involvement is needed in order to produce cars. The embattled tech billionaire had to admit recently that...

Halo: The Master Chief Collection Coming To Xbox Game Pass

Halo is arguably the biggest franchise in the Xbox console exclusive lineup and even though some of the latest titles have disappointed some fans, there is still some weight to the legacy of the Master Chief. Thats why its...

Terraria: Otherworld Cancelled Following Three-Year Development

Game cancellations are nothing new, but they are almost always a disappointment to players who will never get to try them. Recently, this happened to the previously-upcoming title Terraria: Otherworld, which was a spinoff...

Everybody Calm Down, Fortnite Battle Royale Is Not Shutting Down

Reports recently began swirling that Fortnite Battle Royale was going to be canceled because of a lawsuit with PUBG Corp over copyright infringement. A Tweet from the official Epic Games Twitter account supposedly said so....

Google Play Hosts Dangerous Malware Intended For State-Style Surveillance

From the looks of it, it seems the tech world is becoming a more dangerous place than most people realize. The Google Play online store was apparently fooled to host apps that contain malicious software intended for...
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