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(of a drug) designed to treat problems, such as impotence or excess weight, which affect a person's quality of life rather than their health

lifestyle

the manner in which an individual or group lives (see Polsky, 1969). Whilst the term has been used in a variety of contexts, it has recently been used especially in connection with the practice and discourses of ADVERTISING agencies and market research organizations. Conceptions of lifestyle’ have become increasingly important in the marketing and advertising process since World War II, with the development of new forms of popular entertainment and new vehicles of mass communication, such as radio, cinema and television. The emergence of CONSUMER CULTURE and new consumer goods (e.g. cars, cigarettes, cosmetics) required new ways of selling. In the advertising process the success of a campaign increasingly relied upon the active identification of the consumer with the image of the product and advertisers have come to recognize the importance of understanding human motives and desires as an aid to effective communication and marketing. See also ADVERTISING, COMMERCIAL ETHNOGRAPHY.
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The world is grappling with a surge in chronic but preventable illnesses linked to changing lifestyle patterns among individuals.
The NHS is an ongoing study that commenced with female nurses in 1980 investigating medical, lifestyle and other health-related parameters.
The rise of the modern society in the West corresponds with a series of "modern" values such as individualism, cosmopolitanism, consumerism, and the notion of an independent and malleable self, which are then by and large legitimized and promoted on lifestyle television.
Through its respective personality, each vignette showed the kind of exciting lifestyle that would complement the urban cityscape of Makati CBD.
The investigators defined three lifestyle categories based on smoking, alcohol consumption, physical activity/inactivity and obesity (body mass index).
Summary: DUBAI -- Range Developments, a Dubai-based real estate developer, has announced a strategic partnership with Quintessentially Lifestyle, a lifestyle management group.
In response we've built the largest database of Rural Lifestyle consumers customizable with thousands of individual data points about buying habits, lifestyles and consumer behavior.
The principles at The Resort Homes Group have for years been supporters and advocates of Audubon Lifestyles and the International Sustainability Council (ISC), and are proud to continue that support by becoming the first Platinum Member in Europe.
Active Totz provides the opportunity for you and your baby to learn about healthy eating from a young age, however, attending activities as a family can often be helpful in encouraging the principles of a healthy lifestyle.
Philips has also established the global headquarters for the international cluster sales organisation of Philips consumer lifestyle sector at DSO.
* HeartBEATS focuses on education and lifestyle factors related to cardiovascular health and discusses how nutrition, physical activity, stress management, and social support can decrease the risk for cardiovascular disease.
is clear that "teaching children to make choices that add up to a healthier lifestyle requires a degree of sophistication that simply was not necessary for parents in the past." This book will help parents and families close that gap and directs parents to look at their families, schools, communities, and beyond to improve the health of their children.