Posts tagged Public Health
“We Cannot Let Them Die”: Undocumented Immigrants and Media Framing of Health Deservingness in the United States

The findings drawn from this study call attention to a recent paradigm shift in the U.S. progressive media—from the notion of the undocumented as a criminal and deviant to humanizing perspectives that spotlight their contributions and struggles, as well as the economic benefits of providing them with health insurance.

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What’s the harm in mixing alcohol and drugs? A lot, apparently!

In a recent study that Dr. Meenakshi Subbaraman and I published with colleagues in the journal Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, we found that U.S. adults who use alcohol and drugs at the same time are more likely to report signs of alcohol use disorder and drug abuse than users who do not mix substances.

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Playing with gender borders: Flirting and alcohol consumption among young adults in Denmark

Building on 140 interviews with young adults in Denmark between the ages of 18 to 25 and of different genders we explored how young adults narrate their personal experiences with flirting in such nightlife spaces, and how they navigate within gender norms when doing so.

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Self-monitoring for health and wellness

The use of persuasive technologies (PT) aimed at encouraging desirable change by shaping and reinforcing behavior, attitude, or both, is growing in virtually all areas of health and wellness. Self-monitoring, through various tools including smartphone apps and other devices, is the cornerstone of many of these technologies – enabling the user to track and evaluate their behavior and set personal targets.

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Keep calm, there is an app to help you control your smartphone use

Are you spending too much time on your smartphone? Do you ever feel like you’re missing out if you have not checked your phone in a while? If that is the case, you are not the only one. But do you know what to do about it? Ironically, there are apps that could help you.

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