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Experts Call for Federal Government to Increase Breast Cancer Prevention Efforts

The federal government needs to make breast cancer prevention a priority and place funding for prevention at the same level as other types of research, says a new sweeping report.

Researcher Looks at Changing Diet and Chemotherapy to Combat Aggressive Cancers

Researcher Looks at Changing Diet and Chemotherapy to Combat Aggressive Cancers

Linda deGraffenried and her team of researchers are focused on helping the 15 percent of breast cancer patients and 10 percent of prostate cancer patients who are facing a dim prognosis.

Longer Formula Feeding and Later Introduction of Solids May Increase Risk of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in Children

Longer Formula Feeding and Later Introduction of Solids May Increase Risk of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in Children

A research team in the Department of Nutritional Sciences has found that infant feeding patterns may increase the risk of a diagnosis of acute lymphoblastic leukemia, or ALL.

Professor Wins Media Award for Popular Website about Relationships

Professor Wins Media Award for Popular Website about Relationships

The Society for Personality and Social Psychology honors Tim Loving's efforts to communicate relationship science to the public.

Pediatric Geneticist Searches for Role of Environmental Contaminants in Birth Defects with $1.2 Million Grant from EPA

Pediatric Geneticist Searches for Role of Environmental Contaminants in Birth Defects with $1.2 Million Grant from EPA

The team will then develop mathematical models to predict which chemical exposures have the potential to harm a pregnant woman or her developing infant.

Alcohol Abuse Might Be the Cause – Rather than the Effect – of Social Isolation and Poor Grades Among Teenagers, Study Shows

Human ecology professor finds that teenage drinkers are more likely to feel like social outcasts than the life of the party.

Testosterone: It's There for Dads When They Need It

Testosterone: It's There for Dads When They Need It

Some infant cues, such as baby cries, actually increase testosterone.

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The Pregnancy Twofer

The Pregnancy Twofer

Maternal health epidemiologist Michele Forman explains how healthier habits during pregnancy can improve the lives of mother and child.

Organics in the Balance

Organics in the Balance

A guide to when and how to eat organic, from the college's expert dietitians.

Ask Dr. Loving: We Broke Up, But Does He Still Like Me?

Dr. Tim Loving responds to a question about whether it's a good idea for "Conflicted" to keep hanging out with her ex.

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Study Links Pollutants to a 450 Percent Increase in Risk of Birth Defects

Study Links Pollutants to a 450 Percent Increase in Risk of Birth Defects

Pesticides and pollutants are related to an alarming 450 percent increase in the risk of spina bifida and anencephaly in rural China.
Lactating Moms More Aggressive, Explains Tim Loving

Lactating Moms More Aggressive, Explains Tim Loving

Human ecology professor Tim Loving blogs about maternal aggression.
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Bringing Home the Bacon. And Cooking It.

Bringing Home the Bacon. And Cooking It.

A number of heories attempt to explain why married women tend to do more housework than their husbands (note: none of them are called the “Men Are Lazy Theory”).

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Middle-Aged Mothers and Fathers Only As Happy As Their Least Happy Grown Child, Research Shows

Middle-Aged Mothers and Fathers Only As Happy As Their Least Happy Grown Child, Research Shows

Parents’ emotional well-being and life satisfaction remain linked to their children’s successes and problems — particularly their least-happy offspring.

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Ninety Percent of Preschoolers’ Sack Lunches Reach Unsafe Temperatures

Ninety Percent of Preschoolers’ Sack Lunches Reach Unsafe Temperatures

Parents and the public need to be educated on safe food packing practices in order to prevent bacteria from growing and potentially causing illness.