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Berkley Nutrition Label Contest winner
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Designers, journalism school try to help regulators

Tara Parker-Pope recently reported for the New York Times’ Well blog about a University of California, Berkley, School of Journalism project to design a more beautiful and more effective food label. The contest is not endorsed by the Food and Drug Administration, but the unique ideas flowing from it are likely to be considered in…

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Weekly round-up

Here’s what we’ve been reading this week. Let us know what you think, and tell us what health communication news is on your mind. How a debt stalemate could squeeze the healthcare system (NPR) Is breast milk baby the new Barbie? (NYT) More pregnant women, new moms having strokes (US News & World Report) WHO:…

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Soft drink companies fight public health campaigns

After numerous municipalities ran public health campaigns citing sugary carbonated beverages as a prominent source of America’s rising obesity rates, the soft drink companies decided to fight back with costly law suits. Lisa Baertlein and Dan Levine recently reported for Reuters about the issue; The soda industry, which says it is defending its products from…

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Talking with moms about what motivates HPV vaccination decisions

Over the past couple of years, I’ve had the pleasure to work, as part of an interdisciplinary team, on a project to create messages for mothers about getting the HPV vaccine to their pre-teen daughters. We worked in rural south-central North Carolina in areas with high rates of cervical cancer and low rates of HPV immunization relative…

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