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Does Billboard Ad Campaign Targeting Childhood Obesity Go Too Far?

Israeli social media sites are flooded with complaints over a new ad campaign about the perils of childhood obesity that some say has insulted and publicly shamed overweight kids.<p>The advertising agency JCDecaux recently teamed up with local advertising agencies to create a campaign to remind …

The global waistline expansion.

A new report from the Britain-based Overseas Development Group on changing global diets finds that there are now more than twice as many overweight …

Where Does Obesity Come From?

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School Official Who Was Called a ‘Morbidly Obese Blueberry’ Hits Back

A Southbridge, Mass., school official was called incredibly hurtful things on a local blog this week, but she and others upset at the harsh words are not taking the situation lightly.<p>Southbridge School Committee Chairwoman Lauren McLoughlin, who was described as “a morbidly obese blueberry” and “of …

How Junk Food Can End Obesity

Demonizing processed food may be dooming many to obesity and disease. Could embracing the drive-thru make us all healthier?<p>Late last year, in a small health-food eatery called Cafe Sprouts in Oberlin, Ohio, I had what may well have been the most wholesome beverage of my life. The friendly server …

The 3 Biggest Risk Factors In Childhood Obesity Are Also Changeable, Study Finds

The three most significant risk factors for obesity among preschoolers are also all modifiable, according to a new study.<p>The three factors include: having a mom or dad with a body mass index indicative of being overweight or obese, not getting enough sleep, and having eating restricted by parents …

Child Obesity Epidemic Disproportionately Impacts Hispanics

New findings that one-third of the world's adults, 1.46 billion people, are overweight or obese is shocking, especially as it coincides with efforts to improve food stability in struggling nations.<p>Here in America, just like the trend in adult obesity, where Hispanic Americans have a higher rate of …

Can Obesity and Malnutrition Co-Exist? The Propagation of Fast Food in Developing Countries

"What's the traditional food of Honduras?" I asked our host as soon as I landed in the country. Being a foodie, I was pretty excited about trying a new cuisine. But as we pulled into the town center, it looked to be difficult to find this authentic meal: Lining each side of the roadway, my options …

American Medical Association Classifies Obesity as a Disease

The American Medical Association is an extensive network of doctors and medical students that sets "standards and policy for the medical profession." Though they have no legal jurisdiction, the group is influential in its decision-making. This week they made headlines by joining many other health …

Meet the man trying to shake up luxury retail in Canada

Richard Baker jumps out of his chauffeur-driven SUV in front of the Hudson's Bay store at Bloor and Yonge Streets in Toronto. He takes one look at the concrete-encrusted building and deems it "ugly." Baker, the majority owner of Hudson's Bay Co. (HBC), suddenly produces an architect's rendering of …

NHS leaders call to close mental illness 'mortality gap'

NHS leaders are calling on those who are commissioning services to help close the "shocking mortality gap" that sees people with mental illness have life expectancies about 10 years shorter than the population as a whole.<p>Targeted cancer screening, regular checks for cardiovascular and physical …

How mothers with mental health issues are forced to give up their children

The case of a woman whose baby was forcibly removed has caused outrage this week. But her story is far from unique<p>Kelly McWilliams was in labour when two social workers arrived with an emergency court order authorising them to take the baby into care. Following the birth of baby Victoria, …

Mental health nurses to be posted in police stations

Mental health nurses are to be posted in police stations and courts in a £25m pilot scheme designed to ensure people receive the treatment they need and cut reoffending rates.<p>The government scheme, which will initially run in 10 areas and be rolled out across the rest of the country by 2017 if …

Fairness and friends: the foundations for good mental health at any age

Marooned in a cottage in the Lake District, lashed by rain and howling gales, with an intermittent broadband signal, two six-year-olds, one five-year-old and one four-year-old (two dogs, two children – all of them rather excitable), I was forced to look to my immediate environs for material for …

Tees help wearers embrace their mental health condition

Living With: is a series of charitable t-shirts featuring designs that represent the wearer’s mental health disorder, helping to empower sufferers …

Neglecting mental health will cost us dear in the future

Tallulah Wilson committed suicide, aged 15, in 2012 . On her Twitter account, tragically, she had posted the message: "I have no plans for my future." Last week, Mary Hassell, the coroner, reported that Tallulah had been an outwardly "confident, lively, engaged" girl who was also filled with …

Mental health care: where did it all go so wrong?

In 2004 I completed a degree in mental health nursing and began work on a psychiatric acute ward near to my home in Bristol. Clifton Ward in Southmead Hospital had 19 beds, was always fully occupied, and provided care for people with a range of illnesses, including schizophrenia, bipolar affective …

Tories under fire over mental-health staff for soldiers as minister pledges improvements

Canada's military ombudsman and opposition MPs are both asking why National Defence is just getting around to hiring urgently needed mental-health professionals some 18 months after it promised to do so.<p>A lack of available psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and addiction counsellors has …

Enter to Win: The World Atlas of Street Art and Graffiti, K-60 Paint Markers from Krink

Hyperallergic is giving you the chance to win your own copy of <i>The World Atlas of Street Art and Graffiti</i>! Five lucky winners will receive a copy of …

New York's Graffiti Mecca, 5Pointz, Was Whitewashed Overnight

It was a reversal of traditional roles: Painters contracted by the owners of an unoccupied building in Queens, New York, worked under the cover of night Tuesday morning to white wash years of graffiti that had turned 5Pointz into a street art mecca.<p>As <i>The New York Times</i> explains, the building was a …

5 Graffiti Artists + Unlimited Resources = Amazing Timelapse

What Would You Do With Unlimited Resources?<p>Every now and then I like to imagine what my life would be like if I had a Canon 1DX, a Red maybe, or even …

Graffiti Artist Banksy Takes New York City by Storm

Get excited, fellow art geeks! Banksy is in New York for the month of October, and he’s attempting to host an entire art show on the streets of the …

From Graffiti to Gentrification, Capturing NYC in the 1980s

Street photographer Robert Herman has traversed <b>Soho, Little Italy, Tribeca, Greenwich Village and the Lower East Side</b> since the 1970s, taking snaps using the old color film Kodachrome. After raising over $10,000 in a successful 2011 Kickstarter campaign, his book?which effectively and emotionally …

5 Street Art Hotspots in NYC Besides 5Pointz: Welling Court, East Harlem Graffiti Hall of Fame, Bushwick Collective, Hunts Point Murals, Williamsburg

With the whitewashing of 5Pointz in November, the curators are looking towards the future. While many hope that 5Pointz will rebuild elsewhere, one …

Street Art Hotspot: East Harlem’s Graffiti Hall of Fame at Jackie Robinson Playground

<i>Located on 106th Street and Park Avenue</i><p>There is no doubt that those of us who live in this City love our art in public places. From the tip of …

Documentary Pays Tribute To Detroit Graffiti Artist NEKST

(Video Link)<p>The city of Detroit has been home to a legendary graffiti art scene since the early days of aerosol art, so it’s not surprising that …

Impressive Batman Graffiti Found In Abandoned Building

This is the series of Batman graffiti that Redditor sneakylawyer (aren't they all?) found while "urban exploring" (read: smoking weed in abandoned …

A Graffiti Proposal On The High Line In NYC

You should definitely take your time celebrating your engagement—but when you're ready to officially start planning your wedding, here's how to dive …