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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Relationships, Family, Marriage, Divorce, Cohabitation, Couples, Children, Nontraditional

Traditional American Family Is on the Decline

The obvious decline of the traditional family, a trend marked by increasing rates of divorce and cohabitation, illustrates the paradoxical nature of Americans' hot and cold attitude toward marriage and family, says a University at Buffalo sociologist.

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Pop Culture

College, Touring, Comedy, Diversity, Theatre, Business, Charity

Student Comedy Troupe Takes Campuses by Storm

Seven Muhlenberg College students with completely different backgrounds and virtually nothing in common have formed a tight-knit improvisational comedy troupe and taken the College and several other campuses by storm.

Life

Education

Aviation, Controllers, Purdue, Training

Purdue Helps FAA Keep Eyes on the Sky

The Federal Aviation Administration is uniting with Purdue and a dozen other universities to head off a looming shortage of air traffic controllers. Anticipating the necessity of training thousdands of recruits within a short time, the FAA turned to universities to determine which had programs already in place that meet the government agency's pretraining requirements.

Science

Life

Social and Behavioral Sciences

y2k, Airplane, Crashes, Airplanes, Heart, Defibrillators

Journal of Air Law and Commerce to Discuss Y2k Issue

The Y2K issue and heart defibrillators on airplanes will be some of the topics discussed at this year's annual SMU Air Law Symposium sponsored by the Journal of Air Law and Commerce at Southern Methodist University.

Medicine

Vitamin, Beta Carotene, Pregnancy, Nepal, Supplements, Death

Dietary Vitamin A Supplements Improve Maternal Survival In South Asia

In a field trial in 270 villages in rural Nepal, researchers from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health showed that women had their risk of death from pregnancy lowered by about 40 percent after taking dietary supplements of vitamin A or beta-carotene, compared to women who did not take the supplements.

Medicine

Bioterrorism, Smallpox, Bioweapons, Iraq

US Ill-Equipped To Face Bioterrorists

One of the nation's leading authorities on threats to the public's health and the man credited with the success of the smallpox eradication project a quarter century ago, says the virus is once again a threat to the United States and the world -- this time as a weapon of bioterrorists.

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Medicine

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Psychology, work, Health, Stress

Conference on Work Related Stress

At a national conference on March 10-13, 1999, in Baltimore, Maryland, presenters will review the latest scientific findings and assess ongoing research needs on worker stress associated with dramatic changes in the nature and organization of work

Medicine

Alcohol, UIC, Grant, Addiction, Liver, Lesbian

First Federal Grant to Study Lesbians and Alcohol

A nurse researcher at the University of Illinois at Chicago, has received a four-year grant from the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism of the National Institutes of Health to conduct the first federally funded study on lesbians' use of alcohol.

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Education

International, Thailand, Pacific, Overseas, Campus, University, Abroad, Business

Webster University to Open Campus in Thailand

Webster University announced today that it will open a new 50-acre residential campus in Thailand next fall. The new campus will be Webster's seventh international campus and the first operated by a four-year American university in Thailand.

Medicine

Prostate, Cancer, Testosterone, Nutrition, Fat, Hormone, Phytosterols, Diet

Plant-Based Fat May Reduce Risk of Prostate Cancer

Plant-based fats may cut the risk of prostate cancer by reducing the levels of both testosterone and certain enzymes that metabolize testosterone into more active forms, a new study by University at Buffalo nutrition researchers has shown.







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