Hollywood Health & Society

Providing the entertainment industry with free, expert information for storylines on health and climate change.

The South Korean horror movie "The Host" depicts a society’s crisis in confidence over a mysterious monster, and mirrors in some way the recent outbreak of the MERS virus.

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Our Real to Squeal! newsletter features chilling stories about a horror film, "The Host," and how it reflected this year's MERS outbreak in South Korea; melting glaciers giving up their dead; and a street drug with often zombie-like effects.

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Expo Milano 2015 was the scene of a multimedia event by the USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center titled "Hollywood and Dine: The Image and Impact of Food in Entertainment."

Morelia film festival

Events Calendar

HH&S, together with the World Bank, presented a series of activities at the 13th annual Morelia Film Festival on effective storytelling to advance public health and pro-social topics.

Nov 27 #Thanksgiving food & TV often go together, but how does TV's portrayal of food impact us? https://t.co/jFcYQrImtf https://t.co/l9RY7lHU4P
Nov 26 Happy #Thanksgiving from everyone at Hollywood, Health & Society! https://t.co/gNpRPJehf0
Nov 26 RT @Mojojohanna: Did a quickie radio interview w/ @WTOP about getting more images of female #engineers on #TV https://t.co/jYIljzLPm5 @then
Nov 25 Great storyline last night on #ChicagoMed about #olderadults! Check out the full episode below. https://t.co/CWg9VozUbk

Hollywood and Dine

at Expo Milano 2015

Watch the highlights from “Hollywood and Dine: The Image and Impact of Food in Entertainment,” the multimedia event that included new Lear Center and Hollywood, Health & Society research previewed at Expo Milano 2015.


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