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Environmental Health, Global, Health Communication, Health Promotion, Interpersonal Communication

Fear vs Hope: Appeals & Climate Change Communication

Communicating the health consequences of climate change can be challenging, especially when the audience is full of climate-deniers. In the field of climate change communication, there is often much debate over the usage of fear appeals vs. hope appeals. In the past, many campaigns have leaned towards using fear as a persuasive tactic. However, now,…

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Celebrities, Health Communication, Health Promotion, Reproductive Health

Which celebrities are using doulas?

Doulas are having a moment. While they’ve been around for centuries, their use decreased with advent of modern medicine and hospital birthing. Recently, though, as the benefits of peer-support and non-medical birthing professionals become more well known, doulas are again becoming popular in the delivery room. There are many types of doulas, and this week’s…

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Global, Health Promotion, Healthcare Reform, LGBTQ, Lifestyle, Sexual Health, Women's Health

5 Ways to Be an Advocate for Lesbians and other WSW in South Africa

“In South Africa we are free. But in the communities that we are living in, we are not free”, Valisa Jara claims, referring to the targeted violence against lesbians, bisexual and women who have sex with women (WSW) in South Africa. Since 1998, at least thirty-one lesbians have been killed in attacks, many of which…

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Global, Health Promotion, Lifestyle, Mass Media, Men's Health, Sexual Health, Women's Health

New Technology: Consenting Condoms

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that approximately 30% of women will experience physical or sexual violence by either a partner or stranger. Organizations like the WHO, the United Nations, and Equality Now have all declared sexual violence as a global epidemic that needs to be addressed. An Argentinian company, Tulipan, has attempted to answer…

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Diabetes, Disease, Health Communication, Health Policy, Health Promotion, Lifestyle, Nutrition, Research Findings

Sweet Savings: The Impact of Added Sugar Labels

In 2016, The FDA announced that manufacturers were going to be required to share the amount of added sugar on nutrition labels. A new report from Tufts University indicates that the health related savings of this new regulation will be significant. Researchers used mathematical modeling to predict how much the labels would reduce sugar intake—and…

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