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Fast Food Marketing Contributing to Rising Obesity Rates in Guatemala Children

Obesity rates continue to climb globally and Guatemalans, especially children, are included in this trend. As in the United States, in this low/middle income country, fast food chain restaurants market directly to children with price incentives and toy giveaways as part of combination meals, enticing children to choose unhealthy food options instead of a possibly […]

Students in class

In developing countries, a surprising barrier to education for girls

Not a lot of people want to talk about it, but in much of the developing world, one of the top barriers to girls’ education is the lack of access to safe, private toilets. In fact, in many areas it’s the number one cause of school absenteeism, ahead of malaria and other diseases. In the […]

Night view of Waldorf Astoria Hotel on the Bund, Shanghai, China

Washington University, Partner Universities Host China Forum on Aging

By the year 2050, the number of Chinese citizens over the age of 65 is expected to reach 329 million. About 120 million of those people will be over age 80, with some 20 percent suffering from dementia. If life expectancies continue to rise as expected, Alzheimer’s disease could be not only one of the […]

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Scholars Tackle Misconceptions on Aging

The primary goal of the McDonnell Academy’s 6th International Symposium in Brisbane, Australia in September 2016 was to foster research collaborations among Academy partner institutions on major challenges facing societies around the world, especially energy and environment, food and water, public health, and population aging. As continuum to the Symposium, the Forum for Greater China […]

Brown School

Public Health Science (PhD) Social Policy (MSP) Public Health (MPH) Social Work (MSW) Social Work (PhD) Joint degree programs: Social Work and Architecture (MSW/MArch) Social Work and Business Administration (MSW/MBA) Social Work and Health Administration (MSW/MHA) Social Work and Law (MSW/JD) Social Work and Public Health (MSW/MPH)

School of Medicine

The Forum for International Health and Tropical Medicine (FIHTM) is the global health interest group of Washington University School of Medicine. FIHTM offers students a rich array of international opportunities, broadening their experiences in global health care by participating in diverse clinical and research settings around the world. Student Opportunities Abroad Program Grants (SOAPs) allow […]