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The MRI evidence in favor of cash transfers

On July 15th, 2016, Dr. Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank and co-founder of the non-governmental organization Partners in Health, presented striking evidence Read More

Rural Guatemala. Photo by Rob Tinworth, used with permission.

Food Producing Communities as Food Deserts

The view from Xejuyu’ is breathtaking: green fields of fresh berries, feathery carrot tops, and blossoming broccoli line the mountainsides. The majority of the residents Read More

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Visceral politics: obesity and children’s embodied experiences of food and hunger

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The MRI evidence in favor of cash transfers

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On July 15th, 2016, Dr. Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank and co-founder of the non-governmental organization Partners in Health, presented striking evidence Read More


Testing the activitystat hypothesis: a randomised controlled trial

It has been hypothesised that an ‘activitystat’ may biologically regulate energy expenditure or physical activity levels, thereby limiting the effectiveness of physical activity interventions.


Weekday-weekend patterns of physical activity and screen time in parents and their…

This study focuses on the comparison of weekday/weekend parent-child behavioural patterns (step count (SC) and screen time (ST)) and answers the question of whether achieving the recommendations for daily SC (…


Up To Half Million People Malnourished In Nigeria’s Borno State, MSF Warns

NPR: They’re Caught In A Crisis That Isn’t Hitting The Headlines “…Malnutrition is at a catastrophic level in northeastern Nigeria, … says Doctors Without Borders. According to the medical aid group, the number of malnourished people could be as high as half a million. Children are starving — and dying. Thousands of these displaced people…More


Community-based pilot intervention to tackle childhood obesity: a whole-system approach

Go-Golborne is a pilot intervention to prevent childhood obesity in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea between 2014 and 2018.


Acute and chronic malnutrition and their predictors in children aged 0–5 years in São Tomé:…

Undernutrition is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in infants and children worldwide.


News in the Humanosphere: Worsening hunger crisis in Lake Chad region, warns UNICEF

Nearly half a million children around Lake Chad face “severe acute malnutrition” due to drought and a seven-year insurgency by Islamist militant group Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria, UNICEF said on Thursday. Of the 475,000 deemed at risk, 49,000 in Nigeria’s Borno state, Boko Haram’s heartland, will die this year if they do not receive


The relationship between sports facility accessibility and physical activity among Korean…

The benefits of physical activity on physical and mental health are well known.


Food Producing Communities as Food Deserts

Rural Guatemala. Photo by Rob Tinworth, used with permission.

The view from Xejuyu’ is breathtaking: green fields of fresh berries, feathery carrot tops, and blossoming broccoli line the mountainsides. The majority of the residents Read More


Local descriptive norms for overweight/obesity and physical inactivity, features of the built…

Publication date: Available online 21 August 2016 Source:Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Suzanne J.


Parental response to a letter reporting child overweight measured as part of a routine national…

Rising rates of childhood obesity have become a pressing issue in public health, threatening both the mental and physical well-being of children.


Is body weight dissatisfaction a predictor of depression independent of body mass index, sex…

Little is known about the association of dissatisfaction with body weight – a component of body image – with depression in individuals of different sex, age, and with different body mass index (BMI).


Availability, affordability, and consumption of fruits and vegetables in 18…

The consumption of fruit and vegetables is low worldwide, particularly in LICs, and this is associated with low affordability. Policies worldwide should enhance the availability and affordability of fruits and vegetables.


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