Cornell University

Child abuse rises with income inequality, study shows

As the Great Recession deepened and income inequality became more pronounced, county-by-county rates of child maltreatment – from sexual, physical and emotional abuse to traumatic brain injuries and death – worsened, ...

Feb 11, 2014
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Nutrient-based tax could cut nation's medical bills

(Medical Xpress)—To reduce obesity-related disease in America, many policymakers and public health officials have proposed either taxing products that make us fat or taxing individual nutrients in fattening ...

Jan 17, 2014
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Bacterial food web may be key to cystic fibrosis

(Medical Xpress)—Cystic fibrosis patients suffer from chronic bacterial infections and thick mucous in their lungs, due largely to a combination of microbial infections and resulting inflammation. A common pathogen, Pseudomonas ...

Jan 13, 2014
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School 'nutrition report cards' spur healthy choices

Step away from that ice cream sandwich: Point-of-sale technology may help students eating in school cafeterias refrain from devouring junky frozen treats, flavored drinks and potato chips when their parents receive "nutrition ...

Dec 11, 2013
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Book debuts brain models of risky decision-making

Risky choices – about sex, drugs and drinking, as well as diet, exercise, money and health care – pervade our lives and can have dire consequences. Now, a new book aims to help us understand the neural ...

Dec 11, 2013
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New diagnostics for ovarian syndrome

(Medical Xpress)—Having multiple ovarian follicles is the leading cause of infertility in America, with wider implications for cancer, cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndromes, hormonal imbalance and ...

Dec 05, 2013
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Secret-keeping depletes mental resources

(Medical Xpress)—Stress from having to keep a secret – one's sexual orientation, for example, or simply a forbidden word – can cause lapses in physical stamina, intellectual acuity, executive function and even email ...

Dec 04, 2013
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