Poster 'only fully visible to kids' -
A new anti-abuse campaign for children by the Anar Foundation displays secret messages that only a child can read…
Racism Makes Me Sick Campaign
This new anti-racism campaign from Australia, which was launched yesterday, isn’t the common fight against racism. It is about the threat to public health racism can be. A range of health problems including high blood pressure and heart disease, depression, anxiety, low birth rate and premature birth can all be caused directly by people’s personal experiences of racism.
What a great way to bridge the gap between a social determinant of health and health outcomes!
Adult generations of today are less healthy than their counterparts of previous generations -
Despite their greater life expectancy, the adults of today are less “metabolically” healthy than their counterparts of previous generations. That’s the conclusion of a large cohort study which compared generational shifts in a range of well established metabolic risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Assessing the trends, the investigators concluded that “the more recently born generations are doing worse”, and warn “that the prevalence of metabolic risk factors and the lifelong exposure to them have increased and probably will continue to increase.”
Lift your Skirt for a Pap Smear
The Singapore Cancer Society raises awareness for cervical cancer and invites Singapore women to free pap smear screenings in May 2013. Each year, 200 women are newly diagnosed with the preventable disease and 70 die from it.
Likes are not enough…
I like the surprising fundraising approach by UNICEF to support polio vaccination.
Facing Mental Illness…
an infographic by the USC School of Social Work
When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’ To this day, especially in times of ‘disaster,’ I remember my mother’s words, and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers - so many caring people in this world. — Mister Rogers
Hillary Clinton Speech -
“Now, I have always believed that women are not victims, we are agents of change, we are drivers of progress, we are makers of peace - all we need is a fighting chance.”
- Hillary Clinton at the Women in the World Conference April 2013