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Internationalism suggests an attitude to the world based on mutual accord between nations. It is or has been faced with two main problems: there are nationalisms that have been wholly, or largely, incapable of accepting such cooperation; and also there are supposed internationalisms that are in principle against nationality as such. The supranational(More)
OBJECTIVE Sedentariness is associated with weight gain and obesity. A treadmill desk is the combination of a standing desk and a treadmill that allow employees to work while walking at low speed. DESIGN AND METHODS The hypothesis was that a 1-year intervention with treadmill desks is associated with an increase in employee daily physical activity(More)
The private and social costs of obesity have many causes, and their consequences can be grimly predicted with only rough accuracy. Among the most devastating is the increased incidence of diabetes, of which 60% can be directly attributed to weight gain. There are now about one billion people worldwide who are overweight or obese, compared with 850 million(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the prevalence and management of hearing loss and hearing handicap among non-demented nursing home residents. DESIGN Descriptive study of total population of two nursing homes. PARTICIPANTS All 121 eligible residents. SETTINGS Two nursing homes. MINI OUTCOME MEASURES: Audiometry, questionnaires of nurses and subjects regarding(More)
Feeding a growing and increasingly affluent world will require expanded agricultural production, which may require converting grasslands and forests into cropland. Such conversions can reduce carbon storage, habitat provision, and other ecosystem services, presenting difficult societal trade-offs. In this paper, we use spatially explicit data on(More)
Overview This is an undergraduate course in trade and economic development. It will have three main parts. Part I will deal with what we know about the role of international trade in the process of economic development: how trade has grown over recent centuries, the particular role of trade in agriculture, and concerns over globalization and the welfare of(More)
OBJECTIVE Many jurisdictions in the USA and globally are considering raising the prices of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) through taxes as a strategy to reduce their consumption. The objective of the present study was to identify whether the rationale provided for an SSB price increase affects young adults' behavioural intentions and attitudes towards SSB.(More)
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