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Vegetarian Thanksgiving: Skyping the Holiday Meal
By Claire Maldarelli

That is what Northeastern University student Madeline Heising did when expensive flights and school obligations kept her away from Thanksgiving dinner with her family during her junior year in college. The technology-assisted holiday meal has now become one of her most cherished Thanksgiving memories.

“My mom suggested, ‘Why don’t we just Skype you in?’” said Ms. Heising. “At the time I wasn’t sure it would work, but it was actually the perfect way to ... Read More
Does Exercise Really Make Us Smarter?
By Gretchen Reynolds

Exercise seems to be good for the human brain, with many recent studies suggesting that regular exercise improves memory and thinking skills. But an interesting new study asks whether the apparent cognitive benefits from exercise are real or just a placebo effect — that is, if we think we will be “smarter” after exercise, do our brains respond accordingly? The answer has significant implications for any of us hoping to use exercise to ... Read More
Insulin pump warning: Some may have faulty tubing connector
TORONTO - Health Canada is warning of a potential safety issue regarding insulin pumps for diabetics distributed by Medtronic of Canada Inc., Roche Diagnostics, LifeScan Canada Inc., and Auto Control Medical Inc.

The manufacturer Unomedical says there has been an increase in reports of the tubing becoming detached at the connection site for the pumps.

The company says that if the tubing becomes detached, insulin delivery would be interrupted and the alarm on the device would not ... Read More
Genetic test predicts prostate cancer recurrence
Canadian researchers have developed a new genetic test to identify prostate cancer patients who are at highest risk of recurrence after surgery or radiotherapy.

By analyzing DNA from diagnostic biopsies of men who underwent either surgery or image-guided radiotherapy to treat their prostate cancer, the researchers came up with a test that can determine “with greater precision” which men will need extra treatment, such as chemotherapy, to ensure that the cancer is eradicated.

The findings were published ... Read More
Coenzyme Q10 Needed For 100 Trillion Cells
The Doctor Game – W. Gifford-Jones M.D.

Heart failure is the fastest growing cause of heart disease in North America. What’s ironic is that the medication prescribed to prevent heart problems may in fact be causing weakened hearts and sapping energy from our 100 trillion cells.
Today, with an aging population, old hearts, like old cars, can only travel so many miles before they wear out. But before this happens a car without gas comes to ... Read More
Health and community development in India
New Delhi, 18 November: For profit-making companies grappling with the problem of finding suitable welfare projects under the new CSR regime, HLFPPT, one of India’s largest Non Government Organisation (NGO), offers a cut-and-dried solution in its domain areas of health and community development.
“With India becoming the first country to make Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) mandatory for profit-making companies, a vast corpus of funds has become available that can be effectively channelised for healthcare projects,” said ... Read More
Here's The Real Science Behind Why You Gain Weight — And How To Lose It
By Lauren F Friedman
Being overweight is a known predictor of diabetes, and keeping excess pounds off seems like it should be straightforward: Eat less. Exercise more. Enjoy your svelte physique.

But if it's really so easy, why are more than two-thirds of American adults overweight? The answer is that such advice, while technically correct, glosses over many layers of nuance. People have different physiologies and different resources and respond to food and exercise in different ... Read More
Too Posh to Breastfeed, Rich Indians Are Stunting India’s Growth
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It’s not just India’s poorest children who are in danger of malnourishment. The vast majority of infants from wealthiest third of households don’t receive the quality or quantity of food recommended for their age, according to a new report from the World Bank.
The report titled “Nutrition in India” published as an e-book Thursday stated that 82% of children aged between six and 24 months from families in the top third of earners aren’t getting ... Read More
This Woman's Revolutionary Startup Could Change 900,000 Surgeries A Year
If you've ever broken a bone, you know the process to recovery is slow and painful.

Now imagine neither splint nor surgery were enough to seal the fracture. Instead, your doctor says you need a bone graft, a procedure that involves taking bone from elsewhere to fill the gap created by your injury.

You have a choice: Allow a surgeon to cut bone from another place in your body or get some new bone from a dead ... Read More



Journal of Comparative Family Studies   

The leading journal exclusively specializing in cross-cultural family studies.

The Journal of Comparative Family Studies was established in 1970 to publish high quality articles based on research in cross cultural family studies.  The journal promotes a better understanding of inter-ethnic family interaction that is essential for all multicultural societies.  It draws articles from social science researchers around the world and contains invaluable material for Sociologists, Anthropologists, Family counselors and Social Psychologists.

- Editor:  DGeorge Kurian

Titles of some special issues:

  • Comparative perspectives on black family life (1998)
  • Families' and children's inequalities (2003)
  • The transmission of religious beliefs across generations: do grandparents matter? (2008)


The journal is published five times a year including special issues on selected themes. The Journal is available online to institutional subscribers. Yearly Subscriptions available for individuals or institutions, contact information below:



Journal of Comparative Family Studies
Department of Sociology, University of Calgary
2500 University Drive N.W.
Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4 Canada
Email: jcfs@ucalgary.ca

  • The Arab family (1997)
  • Ethnicity and gender in non-traditional family forms: studies of families pushing   normative boundaries (2000)
  • Immigrant and ethnic minority families (2001)
  • Theoretical and methodological issues in cross-cultural families (2002)
  • Violence against women in the family (2003)
  • Turbulent times and family life in the contemporary Middle East (2004)
  • Farm family responses to changing agricultural conditions: The actors' point of view (2005)
  • Intergenerative conflicts and health hazards in migrant families (2006)
  • Informal unions in Mexico and the United States (2007)
  • Homemaker or career woman: life course factors and racial influences among middle class Americans (2008)
  • HIV and AIDS: are all women equally at risk? Afrikaans speaking married women's perceptions of self-risk (2008)




 
 
 
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