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Taking aim at ‘plus’ size clothing for children

Stores and manufacturers who sell children’s clothing labeled as “plus,” “husky,” or even “slim” size may be contributing to discrimination and shaming of overweight or even thin or small youngsters, a Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health…

This Week in Health: Making the modeling industry safer

[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/262791034" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /] May 6, 2016 — In our new podcast series, Harvard Chan: This Week in Health, we’ll bring you top health headlines—from wellness tips to important global health trends. You’ll also hear insight from…

A call to regulate starvation of 'Paris thin' models

Boston, MA  ─ Prohibiting runway models from participating in fashion shows or photo shoots if they are dangerously thin would go a long way toward preventing serious health problems among young women—including anorexia nervosa and death from starvation—according…

Advertising’s toxic effect on eating and body image

March 18, 2015 — People often claim to ignore advertisements, but the messages are getting through on a subconscious level, pioneering author and ad critic Jean Kilbourne told an audience at Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public…

New strategies needed for preventing eating disorders

August 6, 2013 — The U.S. health care system needs more trained professionals and prevention specialists to take on the often overlooked―and sometimes deadly―issue of eating disorders. “Eating disorders need to be higher up on the public health agenda,”…

Combatting obesity with mindful eating

“You fold a tiny raisin into your hand, perhaps thinking about the journey it made to reach you, farmers planting seeds, nature providing water...” In a July 13, 2012 blog on the Huffington Post, writer Amy Spies tries…