Representatives from around the world forge alliance that plans to improve our diets and the food we eat

Representatives from a dozen agricultural universities and research facilities from around the world finished a three-day meeting April 11 at Cornell to hammer out details on an alliance to improve diets worldwide.

Health executives development program is May 4-9 at Cornell

A five-day intensive professional development program for health executives is slated for May 4 through 9 at Cornell. The Health Executives Development Program, now in its 39th year.

Ellen Hart Pe–a will be the featured speaker during Health Awareness Week at Cornell, Feb. 10-14

An address by Ellen Hart Pe&241;a, wife of United States Secretary of Transportation Federico Pe–a, will highlight activities during Health Awareness Week on the Cornell campus, Feb. 10 through Feb. 14.

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.