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Health Versus Aesthetics – How Social Media is Affecting Your Body Image

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week in the UK and this year, the focus is on body image. Body image is a term that is used to define how we think or feel about our bodies. With social media now saturated with flawless, photoshopped and surgically enhanced physiques, our body image is unsurprisingly worse than ever. Handsome… Read More »

The measles outbreak, media imagery, and the thoughtful focus of fear

A rapidly escalating measles outbreak near Portland, OR has led local health officials to declare a public health emergency, with 44 confirmed cases, almost all in unimmunized children. Meanwhile, New York and New Jersey have been facing a similar crisis over the past few months, with over 200 confirmed cases of the measles tearing through… Read More »