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Whitney is a Master of Public Health student in the Health Behavior and Health Education department at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. Prior to starting in the program, she served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Cameroon and worked in global health communication in Bethesda, Md.

Weekly news round-up–03/02

Here’s a sampling of the health communication news, events and resources we’ve read about this week:

  • Lady Gaga launches her Born This Way Foundation to fight bullying in a speech at Harvard University
  • Thinspiration, or pro-anorexia, photos that motivate exercise on Pinterest
  • Google Flu Trends, which follows flu activity worldwide
  • A study in Pediatrics found that “active” video gaming doesn’t necessarily encourage kids to be more active via WedMd
  • A song that promotes positive behaviors instead of negative ones via the World Food Programme

Ready any of your own related news this week? Let us know!

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