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Don’t Let Diet Culture Stop You From Feasting This Thanksgiving – Here And Now

Each year after the holiday season comes to a close, diet culture looms as the new year approaches. Many resolutions involve dieting, and with it often comes anxiety and guilt over weight gain or eating habits. But author and fat studies scholar Virgie Tovar is encouraging everyone to stop that cycle, which she says not… Read More »

3 steps to breaking bad habits from a world-class willpower expert

From grazing at the fridge to biting your nails.  Habit change researcher Dr Heather McKee – part of Healthista’s new expert Collective – brings you exactly what it takes to stop for good  I like to look at habit change like untangling a knot. Habits are complex mesh behaviours, and you can’t resolve them all at once.… Read More »

Google using millions of patients’ data from Ascension for R&D

Dive Brief: Google has been using the personal health information of millions of Americans provided by Ascension, the second largest health system in the country, to develop new healthcare product lines without patient consent. Though the practice is legal under HIPAA, the news, first reported by the Wall Street Journal, sparked outrage over privacy concerns. A… Read More »

World War II glamour girls barred from hospital over fears of catcalling by veterans

A California veterans hospital blocked a group of World War II-style volunteers from visiting its patients, claiming the women’s pinup flare would prompt catcalling from male veterans. Ambassadors from Pin Ups for Vets were scheduled to visit patients at the San Diego Veterans Affairs Medical Center on Oct. 25, but the appointment abruptly was canceled… Read More »