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Pole dancing being used for fitness
LAS VEGAS -- Poles have long been a staple of smoky strip clubs, but the women scaling and swinging from them in Las Vegas earlier this month weren't doing it for dollar bills.

Many of the attendees at the 3rd Annual Pole Expo are taking the lead of expo founder Fawnia Dietrich and refining their slinky craft as a workout activity.

"Most people that pole dance in the studios are everyday women, not strippers," said Dietrich, who ... Read More
Dietary supplements may contain risky ingredients, even after safety recalls: study
CHICAGO -- Dietary supplements containing potentially dangerous prescription drug ingredients may still be for sale even years after safety recalls, a study found.

In supplements bought online, researchers detected hidden steroids, similar ingredients to Viagra and Prozac and a weight loss drug linked with heart attacks.

They tested 27 products promising big muscles, sexual prowess, weight loss and more. Of those, 18 contained ingredients not approved for over-the-counter use; 17 still had the same drug that prompted ... Read More
Chikungunya, mosquito-borne virus, infected more than 200 Canadians
Health Canada says more than 200 Canadians have been infected by a virus that has sickened hundreds of thousands of people in the Caribbean and spurred a state of emergency in Jamaica.

As of Oct. 1, the agency said Tuesday, 201 Canadians had been infected with chikungunya (CHIK-un-gun-yah), a disease caused by a virus transmitted by mosquitoes. Symptoms include fever and severe joint pain, as well as muscle pain, headache, nausea, fatigue and rash.
Chikungunya fever

There is ... Read More
Misunderstood and often misdiagnosed, the mystery of vertigo
Meredith Levine is an award-winning, multimedia journalist and full-time faculty member with the graduate journalism program at Western University. She became interested in reporting on chronic vertigo after living with it for a year and a half and then, luckily, recovering. This project is supported, in part, by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Tier 1 Journalism Award and by the faculty of information and media studies at Western University.

Word went round Janice Mackay's quiet ... Read More
Colic in babies reduced with probiotics, Canadian study finds
Roxy Sterbenz cried almost nonstop for almost six months, her mother says. Now researchers in Toronto have shown that probiotics can significantly reduce colic in breastfed babies.

Babies with colic cry excessively and inconsolably but giving them probiotics could help with bouts of fussiness, according to new Canadian research.

"Infantile colic" describes infants who are otherwise healthy but show bouts of irritability, fussiness or crying, that lasts three hours a day for three days a week ... Read More
Amid Ebola fears in US, NYT chooses to focus on India's 'health crisis'

WASHINGTON: As US President Barack Obama tapped a long-time Democratic operative to become his administration's Ebola response coordinator amid rise in confirmed cases in his country, the New York Times strangely chose to focus on "India's Public Health Crisis."

As of Friday, eight confirmed cases of Ebola have been or are being treated in the US, and one US citizen died abroad, having never returned to the country, according to CNN. Dozens of others are being ... Read More
How To Protect Your Family From Ebola Infection
The Doctor Game – W. Gifford-Jones M.D.

If it wasn’t happening I wouldn’t believe it! But night after night I’ve seen Wolf Blitzer on CNN and Peter Mansbridge on CBC news talking about Ebola, interviewing infectious disease experts about it. Yet, to my knowledge, no one in medical circles nor in the media has discussed the fact that there’s a proven way to treat viral diseases successfully, such as Ebola.
What astounds me ... Read More
How to avoid weight gain this festive season
Source : IANS
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Worried about weight gain during festive season? Here are some healthy tips to bail you out.

Chirag Sethi, director of Battle of Bulges, doles out tips to help people stay fit while you enjoy the food fiesta during the festive season.

* Start by calculating and making your meal plan for the day. If you starve the whole day, the chances of bingeing and adding extra calories are high. Be ... 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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