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First Study to Measure Effectiveness of NFL PLAY 60 Program Shows Positive Results on Youth Fitness


The National Football League (NFL) Foundation has invested heavily in its NFL PLAY 60 initiative to promote fitness and health among youth over the past decade. Its impact on childhood fitness and obesity levels, however, has lacked scientific...
17-Jan-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Study Finds Association Between Eating Hot Peppers and Decreased Mortality

A large prospective study found that consumption of hot red chili peppers is associated with a 13 percent reduction in total mortality.
13-Jan-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

What Else Comes with a College Degree? An Extra 10 Pounds, Says New Study


College students gained an average of 10 pounds over the course of their college years, a study published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior found, and number of students who were overweight or obese increased 78 percent. The extra...
12-Dec-2016 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Greenland on Thin Ice?

New research opens up the deep history of the Greenland Ice Sheet, looking back millions of years farther than previous techniques allowed—and raises urgent questions about if the giant ice sheet might dramatically accelerate its melt-off in the...
6-Dec-2016 1:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Study: Climate Change Could Outpace EPA Lake Protections


New research suggests that Lake Champlain may be more susceptible to damage from climate change than was previously understood—and that, therefore, the rules created by the EPA to protect the lake may be inadequate to prevent algae blooms and...
18-Nov-2016 11:40 AM EST Add to Favorites

Study Brings Undiagnosed Adults Living With Autism Out of the Shadows


For most of his life, Kevin Hughes has felt like an outsider. A loner as a child, the 65-year-old comedian struggled socially as a teenager and lacked friends as an adult, often offending people without knowing why. That changed one night when a...
17-Nov-2016 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Fictional Leaders Affect How Voters View Presidential Candidates


Could watching fictional characters like Katniss from The Hunger Games or the Doctor in the Doctor Who series influence the way Americans view leadership and consequently affect the outcome of the upcoming presidential election? According to a...
3-Nov-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Elephant Poaching Costs African Tourism $25 Million Per Year


In Africa, tens of thousands of elephants are killed by poachers each year. Now a new study shows that this poaching crisis costs African countries around $25 million annually in lost tourism revenue.
2-Nov-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Allergist Betsy Jaffe MD: Intro Solids Before Peanut Foods w/ Infants; Thin Smooth PB w/ Pureed Fruit or Warm Water

13-Jan-2017 2:05 PM EST

Presidential Transitions Expert John Burke can discuss why Trump transition like no other, coming into a highly polarized situation

14-Nov-2016 11:15 AM EST

Paris, China, Refugees, Coal, ISIS, Campaign, Russia, Economy and More: University of Vermont Experts Weigh in on Trump’s First 100 Days.


14-Nov-2016 9:50 AM EST

Foremost Presidential Transitions Expert Talks Trump


Every four years, John Burke, the John G. McCullough Professor of Political Science, is in high demand as the foremost expert on presidential transitions. His book Presidential Transitions: From Politics to Practice about the Carter, Reagan, Bush...
14-Nov-2016 9:05 AM EST

University of Vermont Professor in High Demand as Vermont Becomes First State to Label GMOs


1-Jul-2016 12:05 PM EDT

Bee Experts For U.S. Pollinator Week


15-Jun-2016 2:05 PM EDT

Can Athletes Get Abnormal Blood Clots? Yes!


University of Vermont blood-clotting expert Mary Cushman, M.D., M.Sc., talks about the reasons why sometimes fatal blood clots occur in elite athletes like the Portland Trail Blazers' Jerome Kersey, tennis great Serena Williams and most recently,...
5-May-2016 11:05 AM EDT

National Parks Expert Available for Interview During Centennial Year of National Park Service, Founded in 1916


Robert Manning, a natural resources professor at the University of Vermont, has conducted research for the National Park Service for 35 years and is the co-editor of a thoughtful book of essays on the national parks. He would provide wide-ranging...
3-May-2016 9:05 AM EDT

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