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Breastfeeding rates are a marker of social class in the US

Breast milk has become a luxury good, another example of what the sociologist Elizabeth Currid-Halkett calls inconspicuous consumption: the investments in intangibles like health and education that increase social capital for the modern wealthy. And because these costs are largely invisible, it’s easy to frame breastfeeding as a free good equally available to all. The truth is much more complicated.
sociology  health 
august 2017 by carlesbellver
Why the Calorie Is Broken
Century-old figures remain the basis for today's standards.
health  science 
january 2016 by carlesbellver
Are beards good for your health?
Microbes found in facial hair kill bacteria, like penicillin.
health  fb 
january 2016 by carlesbellver
Ageing rates vary widely, says study
A huge gulf in the speed at which our bodies age.
health  biology 
july 2015 by carlesbellver

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