Weighing yourself daily can tip the scale in your favor

ITHACA, N.Y. – For those wishing to lose weight and keep it off, here’s a simple strategy that works: step on a scale each day and track the results. A two-year Cornell study, recently published in the Journal of Obesity, found that frequent self-weighing and tracking results on a chart were effective for both losing […]

Food labels nudge diners to eat healthier

ITHACA, N.Y. – A Cornell study of food labels in dining halls shows that when people know the calories and fat content in foods, they lean toward healthier fare. Despite municipal and federal legislation in the pipelines for large restaurants and dining facilities to put labels on their foods, there was very little hard data […]

50 years later, recalling a founder of Head Start

ITHACA, N.Y. – Testifying before Congress in 1964, Cornell developmental psychologist Urie Bronfenbrenner urged lawmakers to fight “poverty where it hits first and most damagingly – in early childhood.” Intrigued by his work, Lady Bird Johnson invited Bronfenbrenner to tea at the White House, where he shared his findings on early childhood programs he had […]

Planning a wedding? Four secrets to make your love last

Karl Pillemer, a gerontologist in Cornell University’s College of Human Ecology, has spent the past five years interviewing 700 long-married couples – some have been together happily for a half-century or more – about their advice for making love last. He summarizes some of the best advice for those headed with wedding bells in their […]

Study: Academic science job market never better for women

ITHACA, N.Y. – For decades, sexism in higher education has been blamed for blocking women from landing academic positions in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. That era has ended, according to peer-reviewed research by two Cornell University faculty, whose study concludes that science and engineering faculty preferred women two-to-one over identically qualified male candidates for […]

Project aims to grow local farms, shrink childhood obesity

Cornell University nutritional scientists, supported by a grant announced March 26 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, plan to test a recipe to lower childhood obesity while boosting the bottom line for farmers. The multistate project, funded at $1 million this year and expected to total $5 million over five years, seeks to increase access […]

USAID taps Cornell to advance Ebola protective garments

In the war against Ebola, Cornell University – along with partners International Personnel Protection Inc. (IPP) and protective apparel manufacturer Kappler Inc. – will rethink, reimagine and re-engineer protective suits for health care workers on the front lines battling the life-threatening contagion. The garments – made possible through a U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) […]

SCOTUS child testimony case: A ‘win-win-win’ solution

As the Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments in the Ohio v. Clark child testimony case on March 2, Stephen Ceci, a Cornell University expert on children’s cognitive development, and Richard Friedman, an expert on the Confrontation Clause at the University of Michigan Law School, have submitted a brief to the court proposing a constitutionally […]

Fighting faulty supplements is a game of Whack-A-Mole, says Cornell nutritionist

David Levitsky, a Cornell University professor of nutrition and psychology, says the targeting of major retailers selling allegedly faulty dietary supplements could lead to action that would stop what he calls “a game of Whack-A-Mole” between the Federal Trade Commission and small manufacturers. Bio: http://www.human.cornell.edu/bio.cfm?netid=dal4 Levitsky says:  “It’s About Time. “The scientific community has been […]

Maternity concept clothing tracks mom-to-be’s vitals

Pregnant women shop for fit, comfort and style, but Cornell University fashion design student Blake Uretsky has delivered a whole new look: chic maternity wear that wirelessly monitors the mother’s health. Uretsky earned one of four $30,000 Geoffrey Beene national scholarships from the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund this month after creating a mix-and-match collection of […]