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In resisting calls to ban ads for nutritionally questionable food, Nickelodeon argued that its job was children’s entertainment, not nutrition.
Whatever happened to corporate social responsibility!?
Well it was about time!
Overall, I think it’s fantastic that AMA is now recognizing obesity as a disease, as this will hopefully lead to more funding for behavior change and lifestyle interventions in the U.S. My one concern, however, is that by classifying obesity as a disease, the U.S. healthcare system will begin medicalizing obesity. And really, the majority of obese people in the U.S. don’t need drugs or gastric bypass surgery, rather they need behavior change, lifestyle and environmental intervention. Will be interesting to see what comes of this.
Very interesting OpEd piece that addresses a question I’ve been frustrated by for a long time: why is a small, home-made bomb treated so drastically differently than a mass shooting? I’m not trying to lessen the severity of the Boston Marathon bombings, but why doesn’t our country or government react with such fervor after mass shootings, like in Newton, Connecticut or Aurora, Colorado?
Here’s a little mental experiment. Imagine, for a moment, that the Tsarnaev brothers, instead of packing a couple of pressure cookers loaded with nails and explosives into their backpacks a week ago Monday, had stuffed inside their coats two…
The website theydontworkforyou.org is designed to make you mad. It’s a series of full-screen posters, with clean text on smiling photographs. The first is of six teachers killed at the mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut:The second is of the 45 senators whose votes killed the gun control measure that would have extended background checks to online sales and gun shows:And the next 45 screens are of every single one of those senators, one by one, each paired with a child who was killed by a gun whose sale the bill might have stopped.