Happy hump day all!
What’s in the news?
According to a recent study cited by the Los Angeles Times, many students studying to be dieticians harbor biases against obese people that the researchers called for “stigma-reduction interventions as part of standard dietetics curriculum.” Ya think?
In somewhat related news: The Depo-Provera shot made women gain more weight than other forms of birth control, according to a study cited by U.S. News & World Report. In a study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, women who used the Depo-Provera shot, which is a progesterone-only birth control shot every three months, gained an average of 11 pounds over three years and experienced a 3 percent increase in body fat compared to an average of 3 to 4 pounds and less than half the increase in body fat for women who used other birth control.
In all this talk about home foreclosures, one group of people who never had a chance of owning a home are also in danger of becoming homeless: renters. According to a story in the Washington Post, hourly wage workers trying to make ends meet are having a hard time coming up with rent in the city.
President Barack Obama plans to introduce a group of experts who will advise him on women’s issues, according to the Associated Press. The announcement coincided with women’s history month, which is this month.
What else is in the news? What’s up with you?