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How comedy can be used for public health

Those working in public health would be the first to concede that our discipline has a bit of an image problem. If we're not despairing over the societal burden of obesity (step away from those pies), we're ...

Jan 15, 2015
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Opinion: Will legal marijuana lead to more addicts?

At present, cannabis is fully legalized in Colorado and Washington and will soon be fully legalized in Oregon and Alaska. Additionally, medical cannabis is legal in 23 states. The writing is on the wall that more and more states are going to legal ...

Jan 14, 2015
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Sun damage and cancer

Around 30 Australians are diagnosed with melanoma every day and more than 1,200 die from the disease each year. ...

Jan 13, 2015
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Science says eat with your kids

As a family therapist, I often have the impulse to tell families to go home and have dinner together rather than spending an hour with me. And 20 years of research in North America, Europe and Australia back ...

Jan 09, 2015
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