Selenium supplements can reduce cancer rates, new study shows

Men and women taking selenium supplements for 10 years had 41 percent less total cancer than those taking a placebo, a new study by Cornell and the University of Arizona shows.

Eating less meat may help reduce osteoporosis risk, studies show

Want to reduce the risk of osteoporosis? Eat less meat, Cornell researchers say. In fact, they say, reducing the amount of meat in the diet may do more to reduce the risk of osteoporosis than increasing calcium intake.

Gannett Health Center addresses client services and changing health-care patterns

Cornell's Gannett Health Center is consolidating its services, renovating its space, revising its fee structure and improving its student insurance plan this fall to accommodate changing health care patterns nationwide and to better serve its clients.

Cornell helps combat child abuse and neglect with training, workshops, expert panels and publications

Every year, more than 3 million American children -- including more than 211,000 in New York -- are reported abused or neglected. Each day, three children die from such maltreatment.

New Cornell course on vegetarianism to be taught by T. Colin Campbell, a world-renowned nutrition expert

What is believed to be the first course on vegetarianism at a mainstream university.  The course, Vegetarian Nutrition (NS 300), will be taught by T. Colin Campbell, professor of nutritional biochemistry at Cornell and the director of the Cornell-China-Oxford Project on Nutrition, Health and Environment, the most comprehensive project on diet and disease ever conducted. 

Although growth of Chinese children is improving, many rural children are inadequately nourished and not growing well

Since China started economic reforms in 1978, Chinese children have been growing taller, but in the past ten years, the gains by rural children have been only one-fifth that of urban children, according to a new study in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Cornell's Home Study Program is renamed Distance Education Program

The Cornell University Home Study Program is changing its name to the Cornell University Food Industry Management Distance Education Program, said George S. Hayward, director of the program.

Chair-mounted split keyboard helps reduce typing risks

Although expensive and complicated to adjust, a split keyboard mounted onto the arms of a worker's chair can help reduce a typist's risk of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) and other cumulative trauma disorders, according to a new Cornell study.

Cornell scientists help to develop Asian Diet Pyramid

To offer a healthful alternative to the 1992 U.S. Food Guide Pyramid, Cornell and Harvard University researchers have teamed up with other experts to unveil an official Asian Diet Pyramid. (January 1996)