Tag Archives: health

the meat we eat

Attack on meat has industry seeing red Industry sharpens its knives over a federal nutrition panel’s advice. By Chase Purdy 2/19/15 1:17 PM EDT Updated 2/20/15 10:54 AM EDT Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/02/dietary-guidelines-2015-115321.html#ixzz3d2s8FxIN If adopted by the departments of Agriculture and … Continue reading

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Thomas McKeown

Thomas McKeown (1912–1988) was a British physician and medical historian.[1] McKeown argued from 1955 that the population growth of the UK post-1700 was due to economic conditions rather than improved medicine and public health. This became known as the “McKeown … Continue reading

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self-esteem

What are social determinants of health? The social determinants of health are the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age. These circumstances are shaped by the distribution of money, power and resources at global, national and … Continue reading

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research on drugs tend to exaggerate the drugs’ benefits

Medical Journal Cites Misleading Drug Research By DENISE GRADY Published: November 10, 1999 Reports of research on drugs tend to exaggerate the drugs’ benefits, making them sound better than they really are, according to an article and editorial being published … Continue reading

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The neurological basis of occupation.

The neurological basis of occupation. Gutman SA1, Schindler VP. Author information   Abstract The purpose of the present paper was to survey the literature about the neurological basis of human activity and its relationship to occupation and health. Activities related to … Continue reading

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Don’t touch my fat

Students in a rural Kentucky county — and their parents — are the latest to join a growing national chorus of scorn for the healthy school lunches touted by first lady Michelle Obama. “They say it tastes like vomit,” said … Continue reading

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Drugs and guns

An estimated 50,000 persons die annually in the United States as a result of violence-related injuries. Homicide is the second leading cause of death for persons aged 15–24 years, the third leading cause for persons aged 25–34 years, and the … Continue reading

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Parental rights and religious freedom

When I lived in TN a girl, about 10, was diagnosed with leukemia. The parents stop treatment on religious grounds. The hospital sued them to keep the treatment. Jerry Falwell paid for lawyers to defend the freedom of the parents … Continue reading

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Clean Aztecs, Dirty Spaniards

by Katherine Ashenburg, prize-winning non-fiction author, lecturer and journalist. Her latest book, ‘The Dirt on Clean’, is a social history of Western cleanliness, which ‘holds a welcome mirror up to our intimate selves…’

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