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The political economy of food

The imbalance of food distribution throughout the world inspired undergraduate Jaron Reed to study the environmental and socioeconomic implications of the fast-food industry.

Who is the fittest? You may be surprised

New research methods challenge our assumptions about who gets the most exercise.

Building strength for Parkinson's patients

ASU dance professor Claudia Murphey has created an exercise program that helps people with Parkinson's disease build strength, stability and range of motion.

"Third-hand smoke" a possible health risk

A new study suggests that cigarette smoke could be harmful even months after it is produced. ASU Professor Hugo Destaillats is studying this possible health risk and working on ways to make our indoor air cleaner.

In good taste: Research explores food preferences

How do we get kids to eat their veggies, and even like them? Are kids who hate vegetables doomed to become meat-and-potatoes adults? And what makes some people actually love Brussels sprouts, anyway?

Sustainable skin care

An ASU student creates skin care products using natural ingredients and biodegradable packaging.

Tough choices about flu

Public health officials have to make daunting decisions about disease epidemics. Who should get limited supplies of vaccine? What is the cost of closing schools, businesses or transportation networks? Fortunately, a group of researchers working behind-the-scenes offers some answers.

Too hot to handle

Phoenix in the summer is hot all around. But low-income neighborhoods are even hotter than wealthy enclaves. How can this be?

Trickle-down health

The work of a nurse is connected to the life of a patient. Researchers at ASU and Mayo Clinic Hospital are helping nurses manage stress. Their work will help both nurses and the patients they care for.


Heart rate variability, the measure of beat-to-beat changes in heart rate, may play a key role in reducing stress and improving well-being.