Health Sciences

The allure of fad diets, and why they fail

In a new book, Penn nutritional anthropologist Janet Chrzan and Kima Cargill of the University of Washington, Tacoma, explain the cultural, social, and psychological fixation on fad diets and why they don’t typically succeed.

Michele W. Berger



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The Hill

Virology is part of the golden age of health: Don’t dismantle it

James Alwine of the Perelman School of Medicine co-writes that over-regulation could unduly constrain the ability to respond to future viral pandemic threats.

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ANI News (India)

University of Pennsylvania pledges to bolster relations with India at "Penn India Engagement Forum"

PIK Professor Ezekiel J. Emanuel, Dean Erika H. James of the Wharton School, and Dean Vijay Kumar of the School of Engineering and Applied Science are quoted on the forum to support India's exceptional growth and specific health care needs.

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Lancaster Farming

Coryza, an avian influenza lookalike, lingers in Lancaster

Sherrill Davison of the School of Veterinary Medicine outlines the symptoms and signs of infectious coryza, an avian influenza lookalike.

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HealthDay

In 30-year study, head injury doubled long-term death risk

A study by Holly Elser of the Perelman School of Medicine and colleagues finds that head injuries may double or even triple the risk of dying early.

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The New York Times

‘We need pleasure to survive’

PIK Professor Ezekiel J. Emanuel says that moderation is a good principle and comments on whether tweaks in bad behavior can help. The work of Adam Grant is suggested for additional reading and an understanding of "languishing."

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