Chemicals in fruits and vegetables protect lung function, but differently for smokers and nonsmokers, Cornell study finds

Now add one more reason to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables: Their antioxidants seem to help protect lung function and may help prevent asthma, emphysema and chronic bronchitis, according to a new study.

Bad office air, not bad vibes, may cause many symptoms of sick building syndrome, a new Cornell study finds

Workers in poorly ventilated offices are twice as likely to report the symptoms of sick building syndrome as are employees in a well-ventilated environment, a new Cornell study finds.

Cornell's Health Awareness Week, Feb. 9-13, features address by expert on gender violence

An address by Jackson Katz, founder and director of MVP Strategies Inc., an organization that provides gender violence prevention training and materials to the U.S. military services, colleges, high schools, law enforcement agencies, community organizations and corporations, will highlight activities during Health Awareness Week on the Cornell.

Meningococcal disease vaccine is available at Cornell's Gannett Health Center

Following the recommendation of the American College Health Association, Cornell University Health Services now provides the meningococcal vaccine to students who want to be vaccinated against the disease.

Cornell study: When refugees sell food, it's often out of distress, not due to excess rations

When refugees sell or barter food, it's not always an indication that they've been given too much food relief, as donors assume, but because they are desperate to obtain different food, such as salt, necessary for survival. 

Cornell scientists help develop the Vegetarian Diet Pyramid

To offer a healthful alternative to the 1992 U.S. Food Guide Pyramid, Cornell University and Harvard University researchers have teamed up with other experts in unveiling an official Vegetarian Diet Pyramid. (Jan. 7, 1998)

Salmonellosis (Public Health Concerns for the Farm Family and Staff)

Two fact sheets about salmonellosis. What is salmonellosis? How is it spread? Conditions under which salmonella survive in the environment? What are the symptoms of salmonella infection in humans?

New book by Cornell gerontologist helps nursing home supervisors develop management skills

A new manual, co-authored by Cornell social gerontologist Karl Pillemer, focuses on how to help nurse supervisors in long-term care facilities improve their leadership and supervisory skills.

Cornell studies find women in food-insecure homes engage in more binge eating and eat fewer fruits and vegetables

Poor rural women who don't always have enough food in their homes exhibit binge eating patterns and are only about half as likely as other women to consume daily the recommended five servings of fruits and vegetables. Therefore, these women are less likely to consume adequate vitamin C, potassium and fiber.