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September 23, 2008

All of Us

The release of “All of Us,” a documentary about H.I.V./AIDS and African-American women in New York, is reviewed in the New York Times and the Village Voice. The film’s centerpiece is Mehret Mandefro,MD, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholar at Penn.
September 23, 2008

Does Marketing Contribute to Obesity in African-Americans? Study Indicates It Does, but Economic, Cultural Factors Also to Blame

There is a body of statistical data suggesting that the black community has been left behind on the road to healthier-food marketing. Sonya Grier, associate professor of marketing at American University's Kogod School of Business, was the lead researcher on the project.
September 23, 2008


The past three decades have seen a momentous shift: The rich became vastly richer while working-class wages stagnated. Economists say 80 percent of net income gains since 1980 went to people in the top 1 percent of the income distribution, boosting their
August 27, 2008

Campbell Soup Sacks NFL's Mothers

Campbell Soup found that its ad campaign in which mothers of NFL stars serve its Chunky soup needs an update. Company research shows that the target consumers, 30-something men, don't need maternal prompting anymore.
August 26, 2008

Web Tool Aids Men in Prostate Decisions

Men considering prostate cancer screening who used an interactive Web-based, decision-making tool knew more about the disease and were less likely to choose screening than men who got information from credible Web sites, a U.S. study concludes.
June 12, 2008

Diabetes, Depression Linked

(The Baltimore Sun) For years, researchers had assumed that diabetes led to depression, said University of Michigan epidemiologist Briana Mezuk. The new research provides evidence.

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