Ann E. Williams

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BACKGROUND Slow walking speed in elderly people predicts increased morbidity and mortality. We examined factors that may be associated with decreased habitual walking speed in older men and women. METHODS Older (range: 60-88 years, mean = 72.5 years) men (n = 25) and women (n = 24) were recruited. The Short Physical Performance Battery, body composition,(More)
A statistical analysis of the records of a commercial weight-reducing organization shows weight loss rates higher than those achieved by non-commercial weight reduction organizations and most medical trials, with 25.9% of women losing more than 9kg and 22% reaching goal weights. A reducing diet, aided by financial incentives and supportive group pressures,(More)
The effects of childhood poverty and hunger in India are systemic. Almost half of the county's children are classified as malnourished—and 47 percent of those under the age of three are underweight (UNICEF, 2014). This thesis analyzes how Indian's English-language press has portrayed this widespread health issue during the past two years. This thesis also(More)
This paper employs public opinion data from a nationally representative probability sample to examine how information encounters and exposure to different media sources relate to individuals' beliefs about global warming. The analyses indicate that media source exposure (i.e., exposure to news and information about science presented through different media(More)