November 14, 2000 |
Harvard University's School of Public Health said it received $25 million from Microsoft Corp.'s co-founder and chairman, Bill Gates, and his wife to study AIDS prevention in Nigeria. The Nigerian initiative will begin by profiling the nature of HIV infection in Africa's most populous country, said Barry Bloom, dean of the school, which already has a similar program in Senegal.
June 19, 2000 |
A high percentage of college binge drinkers are white males under the legal drinking age of 21 who find cheap or free alcohol at fraternity parties or local bars, according to a new study by the Harvard School of Public Health. "Students today come to college expecting to drink," said Henry Wechsler, director of Harvard's College Alcohol Studies Program. "They think that's what you're supposed to do in college, and they find plenty of ways to do it."
June 4, 2000 |
Alcohol-related arrests on college campuses surged 24.3% in 1998, the largest jump in seven years, according to a survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education. Law enforcement officials and crime experts attributed the increase to more heavy drinking among college students coupled with better reporting and tougher enforcement. "Alcohol abuse is the No. 1 problem on every college campus in this country, and I don't care how big they are or how small they are," said police Capt.
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December 26, 2013 |
Brent Kroeger pores over nasty online comments about stay-at-home dads, wondering if his friends think those things about him. The Rowland Heights father remembers high school classmates laughing when he said he wanted to be a "house husband. " He avoids mentioning it on Facebook. "I don't want other men to look at me like less of a man," Kroeger said. His fears are tied to a bigger phenomenon: The gender revolution has been lopsided. Even as American society has seen sweeping transformations - expanding roles for women, surging tolerance for homosexuality - popular ideas about masculinity seem to have stagnated.
March 31, 2008 |
Vitamin D, the "sunshine vitamin," got its nickname because our bodies rely on a bit of sun exposure to manufacture the vitamin under the surface of the skin. But some recent research shows that a little bit of ultraviolet light also boosts vitamin D production where you might not expect it -- in fresh mushrooms. A serving of conventionally cultivated white mushrooms contains small amounts of one form of vitamin D, called ergocalciferol, or vitamin D2.