Cornell University

Kids of single moms who later marry reap few benefits

(Medical Xpress)—With roughly four in 10 of all U.S. births now to unwed mothers, a new longitudinal study by Cornell demographers is the first to show that being raised in a single-parent home poses significant risks to ...

Oct 11, 2013
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With population rise, natural laws purge nastiest genes

(Medical Xpress)—As human population grows, disease-causing genetic mutations per individual increase, but each mutation is less harmful, when compared with a population that is not growing, says a Cornell study to be published ...

Oct 03, 2013
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New bacteria found in human gut

(Medical Xpress)—Call it kin to blue-green algae. Cornell and University of California, Berkeley, researchers have identified a new bacteria found in groundwater and in mammalian guts – including those in humans.

Oct 02, 2013
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Memory-related brain network shrinks with aging

Brain regions associated with memory shrink as adults age, and this size decrease is more pronounced in those who go on to develop neurodegenerative disease, reports a new study published Sept. 18 in the ...

Sep 20, 2013
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More choline for mom decreases Down syndrome effects

Down syndrome fetuses dramatically benefit when their mothers increase their intake of the nutrient choline during pregnancy and nursing, report Cornell researchers in the journal Neurobiology of Disease. Increased cholin ...

Sep 12, 2013
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Nearby daughter most likely to be mom's caregiver

Among adult siblings, who is the most likely to become the caregiver when their mother experiences health problems? The daughter who lives closest, reports Cornell's Karl Pillemer, who has co-authored the first longitudinal ...

Aug 08, 2013
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Skipping breakfast may be healthy way to shed weight

If you skip breakfast, don't worry about overeating at lunch or the rest of the day, report Cornell nutritional scientists July 2 in the journal Physiology and Behavior. In fact, nixing breakfast a few times a week may be ...

Jul 22, 2013
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Jobs that pay for pounds lost can work

With obesity costing the nation $190 billion each year in health care expenditures, employers are increasingly offering cash and other incentives to motivate workers to lose weight.

Jul 10, 2013
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