Category Archives: law

carrots, sticks and sermons for the prevention of childhood obesity

I made a post a few weeks ago about the proposed ban on sugary drinks for food stamp users in New York City.  The British Medical Journal has also picked up on this story, and whilst not providing any more … Continue reading

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Filed under food, Health, law, policy, weight

“recruitmentology”

One of the most thought provoking papers I’ve read in a while is one by Steven Epstein (2008), which explores how policies which mandate inclusion, for example the National Institute for Health guidelines for the inclusion of women and minorities, … Continue reading

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Filed under Ethnicity, Health, Identity, law, Race, Terminology

Rape test in India

I came across this news story on the British Medical Journal website the other day.   I’ve never heard of this practice before, but it would be difficult to argue against this invasive and inappropriate examination method.  In India, women who … Continue reading

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Filed under gender, Health, India, law