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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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1.4M Children Face Potential Famine In 4 Conflict-Hit Nations, UNICEF Warns

Agence France-Presse: 1.4 million children face famine in four countries: UNICEF “Almost 1.4 million children suffering from severe malnutrition could die this year from famine in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, and Yemen, the U.N. children’s agency said Monday…” (2/20). Deutsche Welle: UNICEF warns that 1.4 million children could die from famine in four countries “…UNICEF,…More


U.K. Pledges $249M For Famine Response In Somalia, South Sudan; E.U., Norway Also Commit…

Devex: U.K. pledges $249M to South Sudan and Somalia in response to famine “The U.K. has pledged 200 million British pounds ($249 million) in humanitarian aid to Somalia and South Sudan, after the United Nations declared a famine in South Sudan and issued famine warnings for Somalia, Yemen, and Nigeria on Monday. The announcement means…More


The share of ultra-processed foods and the overall nutritional quality of diets in the US:…

Recent population dietary studies indicate that diets rich in ultra-processed foods, increasingly frequent worldwide, are grossly nutritionally unbalanced, suggesting that the dietary contribution of these foo…


Changes over time in mental well-being, fruit and vegetable consumption and physical activity…

There is a theoretical basis for believing that healthy lifestyle interventions can improve mental well-being and evidence to show that mental well-being is protective of future health.


CNN Video Series Examines Hunger, Malaria, How Gates Foundation Working To Address Issues

CNN: Looking Forward with Bill Gates “Despite widespread global problems like hunger and malaria, Bill Gates has an optimistic outlook on the planet’s future — along with a few ideas on how to make it even better. In this video series, CNN meets the men and women bringing those ideas to life…” (Marc et al.,…More


Perceptions and attitudes about body weight and adherence to the physical activity…

We examined the associations between perceptions and attitudes about body weight and adherence to the physical activity recommendation (PAR) for adolescents to achieve ≥60 min/day of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity and tested whether body mass index (BMI) was a moderator of these relationships.


Generating political priority for regulatory interventions targeting obesity prevention: an…

Publication date: March 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 177 Author(s): Phillip Baker, Timothy Gill, Sharon Friel, Gemma Carey, Adrian Kay Effective obesity prevention requires a synergistic mix of population-level interventions including a strong role for government and the regulation of the marketing, labelling, content and pricing of energy-dense foods and beverages.


Body size ideals and dissatisfaction in Ghanaian adolescents: role of media, lifestyle and…

To inspire effective health promotion campaigns, we tested the relationship of ideal body size and body size dissatisfaction with (1) the potential resulting health-influencing factors diet, physical activity and well-being; and (2) with media as a potential influencer of body ideals.


Assessing the health impact of transnational corporations: a case study on McDonald’s…

The practices of transnational corporations affect population health through production methods, shaping social determinants of health, or influencing the regulatory structures governing their activities.


Impact of weight maintenance and loss on diabetes risk and burden: a population-based study in…

Weight loss in individuals at high risk of diabetes is an effective prevention method and a major component of the currently prevailing diabetes prevention strategies.


Depicted serving size: cereal packaging pictures exaggerate serving sizes and promote…

Extensive work has focused on the effects of nutrition label information on consumer behavior on the one hand, and on the effects of packaging graphics on the other hand.


Factors affecting participation decision and amount of physical activity among urban dwellers…

The rapid rise in the prevalence of physical inactivity-related diseases has become a serious public health issue worldwide.


Advocacy coalitions involved in California’s menu labeling policy debate: Exploring coalition…

Publication date: March 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 177 Author(s): Denise D.


Unravelling networks in local public health policymaking in three European countries – a…

Facilitating and enhancing interaction between stakeholders involved in the policymaking process to stimulate collaboration and use of evidence, is important to foster the development of effective Health Enhan…


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