Shaming comments made about a person’s weight, called weight stigma, during adolescence can do life-long damage and lead to future substance use. “Stigmatizing can include questioning someone’s food choices or making fun of them for their body and calling them fat,” says researcher Melissa Simone.
Advocating for yourself or your baby during a hospital birth should be a positive thing, but a recent study shows just the opposite is true for some women, especially black women, who were more likely to feel discriminated against when they had a difference of opinion with a health care provider.
A new study found that more than 40% of governmental public health workers are planning on retiring by 2023 or considering leaving their positions within the next year. Who will take their places and how will the workforce change?
Rapid weight gain is a predictor of a child’s future obesity. A new study found that breastfeeding mothers who eat whole grains, fruits, and vegetables while pregnant and for the first three months after birth have slimmer babies.
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The latest issue of Advances explores replicable Minnesota models that bring health and well-being to people around the world. Such innovations as a medical school curriculum that confronts structural racism and a ride-sharing program to get Ugandan babies to vaccination sites are pushing boundaries as we advance public health.
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