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Weekly news round-up

Here are some things we’ve been reading this week. Got something to add? Share it in the comments. AP Poll: Health care law making us muddle-minded (AP) Simplifying the decision for a prostrate screening (NYT) 9% of adults have depression, CDC says (Chicago Sun-Times) McDonald’s threatens to cut skimpy health plans (NPR) Clues to the…

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Breast cancer (and corporation) awareness month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but the disease is not the only cause fighting for attention. Corporations are getting their share of the spotlight. Beauty products company Estee Lauder is sponsoring a “Global Landmarks Illumination Initiative,” lighting up famous landmarks around the world in pink. Estee Lauder invented the original pink ribbon campaign, and…

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If it’s too loud, you’re too old

“If It’s Too Loud, You’re Too Old. Can You Handle It?” is the slogan for the approaching Java Rockin’Land Festival, to be held in Indonesia’s capital, Jakarta. This concert series is obviously one for the younger generation, featuring bands like Smashing Pumpkins, Stereophonics, and Dashboard Confessional. And don’t forget the sponsor- Gudang Garam International, one…

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What to do about fruits and vegetables

Americans know that eating plenty of fruits and vegetables will help them manage their weight and reduce their chronic disease risk.  However, in a September, 2010 Mortality and Morbidity Weekly Report, the Centers for Disease Control made it clear that the American people still do not eat enough fruits and vegetables.  Even worse, trends in…

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TV show portrays diagnosis of Asperger’s

Television has been found to shape attitudes, including attitudes about mental health disorders. Although portrayals may not always be accurate, one healthcare professional is talking about how one TV show may be showcasing a realistic portrayal. “Parenthood,” a show that started last year on NBC, focuses on how one extended family deals with the various…

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