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Obesity and Bullying

Posted on May 9, 2010

Christian Nordqvist wrote a nice summary of recent research for  Medical News Today on the relationship of obesity with bullying.  Here are a few excerpts. * * * A new study published in the journal Pediatrics reports that obese children have a higher risk of being bullied, regardless of race, socioeconomic status, social skills, academic […]

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Posted in Abstracts, Choice Myth, Conflict, Food and Drug Law | 1 Comment »

Inequality and the Unequal Situation of Mental and Physical Health

Posted on May 21, 2010

Press release from University of Michigan: * * * When people are under chronic stress, they tend to smoke, drink, use drugs and overeat to help cope with stress. These behaviors trigger a biological cascade that helps prevent depression, but they also contribute to a host of physical problems that eventually contribute to early death. […]

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Posted in Abstracts, Distribution, Emotions, Environment, Food and Drug Law, Life | 2 Comments »

Situationism in the Blogosphere – April, Part I

Posted on May 19, 2010

Below, we’ve posted titles and a brief quotation from some of our favorite non-Situationist situationist blogging during April 2010 (they are listed in alphabetical order by source). * * * From Big Think: “New Study: Insurers Take Both Sides in the War on Obesity” “The other day I pointed out the conflicting motives of corporations […]

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