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Green Hotels Lower Environmental Impact, Increases Profits

Hotels certified in the sustainable building program Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, helps the environment and boosts revenue for the hotel, according to a new Cornell University School of Hotel Administration study.
28-Aug-2014 5:00 PM EDT

Southwest May Face ‘Megadrought’ This Century


Due to global warming, scientists say, the chances of the southwestern United States experiencing a decade long drought is at least 50 percent, and the chances of a “megadrought” – one that lasts over 30 years – ranges from 20 to 50 percent...
27-Aug-2014 12:05 PM EDT

Pica in Pregnant Teens Linked to Low Iron

In a study of 158 pregnant teenagers in Rochester, NY, nearly half engaged in pica – the craving and intentional consumption of ice, cornstarch, vacuum dust, baby powder and soap, and other nonfood items, reports a new Cornell study. Moreover,...
20-Aug-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Future Phones to Use Blood and Speech to Monitor HIV, Stress, Nutrition

An NSF-funded program aims to deploy three phone devices that can have an immediate impact on personal healthcare: a Stress-Phone for long term stress management, a Nutri-Phone for nutritional awareness and a Hema-Phone for monitoring viral loading...
19-Aug-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Many Bird Species Exposed to “Eye Disease," New Study Finds

“The results were shocking,” says André Dhondt, director of Bird Population Studies at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. “More than half the bird species we tested have been exposed to the bacteria responsible for House Finch eye disease.” A...
12-Aug-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Daylight Is the Best Medicine, for Nurses

For the health and happiness of nurses – and for the best care of hospital patients – new Cornell research suggests exposure to natural light may be the best medicine.
4-Aug-2014 10:05 AM EDT

When You Clean Your Plate, You Just Add Weight

If you’re a member of the Clean Plate Club – you eat pretty much everything you put on your plate – you’re not alone. A new Cornell University study shows that the average adult eats 92 percent of whatever is on his/her plate.
23-Jul-2014 10:00 AM EDT

African American Homeownership Increasingly Unstable

New forms of racial inequality make homeownership a risky investment for African-Americans, according to a new study by Cornell and Rice University sociologists.
22-Jul-2014 2:00 PM EDT

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