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Would a so-called Twinkie tax help curb obesity rates? Should shoppers who buy healthy goods earn rebates? A new study will seek to unravel the likely implications of legislative attempts to promote healthy eating. (Dec. 17, 2009)

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Professors William White and Kosali Simon contrasted elements of two health care bills that propose to expand health coverage using a combination of incentives and penalties. (Dec. 8, 2009)

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A $2 million grant from the National Institute on Aging will help researchers translate knowledge in social science into treatments, intervention programs and policies related to pain disorders. (Dec. 7, 2009)

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Michael Latham, professor emeritus and graduate professor of nutritional sciences, was the sole American at a large Asian conference where he gave the keynote address Nov. 19. (Dec. 4, 2009)

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A new study helps untangle how marriage, gender and ethnicity are related to body weight. The study of almost 8,000 men and women will be published in the journal Obesity. (Dec. 1, 2009)

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A panel of five Cornell and Ithaca experts on various sides of the health care debate discussed the issue Nov. 17 in Goldwin Smith Hall's Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium. (Nov. 19, 2009)

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The organization, which offers students the opportunity to participate in intercollegiate speech and debate competitions, is moving from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. (Nov. 18, 2009)

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At the first Cornell intercampus debate Nov. 4, students from Ithaca debated Weill Cornell Medical College-Qatar students in Doha about funding from tobacco companies. The Cornell-Ithaca team won. (Nov. 12, 2009)

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Professor Robert Weiss has found that when two particular genes are inhibited, cancer cells are destroyed at a greater rate. The study is published in the Nov. 9 issue of PNAS. (Nov. 10, 2009)