Overweight & Obesity

Fat people do not need your concerns about their health

Gravely misinformed ideas about health, beauty and body image still dominate, as derogatory reactions to plus size model Tess Holliday's October Cosmopolitan UK magazine cover prove. TV presenter Piers Morgan, for example, ...

HIV & AIDS

HIV: Positive lessons from home-based care

Intensive home-based nursing in HIV/AIDS patients significantly improves self-reported knowledge of HIV, awareness of medications, and self-reported adherence to medication programmes, according to a new Cochrane Systematic ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Drug ads still stigmatise mental illness

(PhysOrg.com) -- The way that drugs used to treat mental illness are advertised to doctors could be helping to perpetuate ? rather than break down ? the stigma still attached to mental health problems.

Medical research

A middle-ear microphone

(Medical Xpress) -- Cochlear implants have restored basic hearing to some 220,000 deaf people, yet a microphone and related electronics must be worn outside the head, raising reliability issues, preventing patients from swimming ...

Health

Negative attitudes toward fat bodies going global, study finds

Stigma against overweight people is becoming a cultural norm around the world, even in places where larger bodies have traditionally been valued. That's according to a cross-cultural study of attitudes toward obesity to be ...

Medical research

Modeling autism in a dish

A collaborative effort between researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies and the University of California, San Diego, successfully used human induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells derived from patients with ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Depression not so clear cut for teens

Teenagers think mental illness carries much more stigma than it actually does, according to new research from The Australian National University.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Rosalynn Carter pens new book about mental health

(AP) -- Standing outside an Atlanta cotton mill campaigning for her husband's bid to become governor of Georgia, Rosalynn Carter came upon a stooped and weary woman heading home to care for a mentally ill daughter.

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