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2014-08-12 23:10:39

NOVA Pride is proud to team up with NOVASalud, Inc. as a Diamond Sponsor to present the Open That Closet Door Fashion Show, on August 16th, 2014, at The Mansion on O Street, 2020 O Street NW, Washington, D.C., from 7-10pm. McLean, VA (PRWEB) August 12, 2014 NOVA Pride is proud to team up with NOVASalud, Inc. as a Diamond Sponsor to present the Open That Closet Door Fashion Show, on August 16th, 2014, at The Mansion on O Street, 2020 O Street NW, Washington, D.C., from 7-10pm. The event...

2014-03-31 10:02:20

Stigmatization may have once served to protect early humans from infectious diseases, but that strategy may do more harm than good for modern humans, according to Penn State researchers. "The things that made stigmas a more functional strategy thousands of years ago rarely exist," said Rachel Smith, associate professor of communication arts and sciences and human development and family studies. "Now, it won't promote positive health behavior and, in many cases, it could actually make the...

Weight Stigmas Demotivate The Overweight
2014-01-09 07:46:17

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara and the University of Vermont found that presenting people who consider themselves overweight with the conventional stigmas of overweight people as lazy or self-indulgent caused them to feel less self-control when it came to eating afterward. In the study, which was published in Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, young women were asked to read a phony...

2014-01-02 12:22:39

NORFOLK, Va., Jan. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Each Jan. 3, households across the nation are encouraged to make room for a fresh start in the new year with National Fruitcake Toss Day, the official time to purge the pantry of unsavory holiday confections. Though initially created as a lighthearted observance, ValueOptions(®), Inc., a health improvement company specializing in mental and emotional wellbeing and recovery, is using National Fruitcake Toss Day to bring awareness to the language we...

2013-05-11 23:01:41

Diet Doc now educates patients on how to lose weight safely while encouraging healthy weight loss to combat negative stigmas found to be most often encouraged through close relationships. Anchorage, AK (PRWEB) May 11, 2013 There are many social consequences associated with being overweight or obese and overweight or obese individuals, who are often trying to learn how to lose weight fast, can become targets of harsh weight-based stigmatization. Weight-based stigmatization comes in many...

2013-04-17 16:22:04

Individuals from stigmatized groups choose to present themselves in ways that counteract the specific stereotypes and prejudices associated with their group, according to a new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. “People often think of prejudice as a simple, single phenomenon – general dislike for members of other groups – but recent research suggests that there are actually multiple, distinct types of...

2012-10-01 20:32:05

Crafting public health messages about a disease may create stigmas that influence how likely people are to endorse certain interventions, such as isolating infected persons, forcing treatment on them and mapping their location, according to a Penn State researcher. Rachel Smith, associate professor of communication arts and sciences and investigator with the University's Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics, used a hypothetical disease -- a virus carried by rodents -- to develop 16...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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