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New York Times magazine explores research on social networks effects in health

An in-depth article published September 10th examines evidence from several studies – including Add Health – regarding the theory that health behaviors can pass from friend to friend like contagious “viruses.”

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Dates Set for 2010 Add Health Users Conference

Mark your calendars! The ninth Add Health Users Conference will be held on July 22-23, 2010.

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Add Health cited in Senate Appropriations Committee FY 2010 Spending Bill

The U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies released its version of the FY 2010 spending bill on July 30, 2009. The Senate report cites the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health as a "valuable" investment.

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Add Health research on personal appearance and academic achievement featured in New York Times

Research on the impact of physical attractiveness, grooming, and personality on high school students’ grade-point averages appeared in the July 26th edition of the New York Times.

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TIME magazine highlights study on obesity and romantic partnership by Add Health investigators Natalie The and Penny Gordon-Larsen

Research on the development of obesity among dating, cohabitating, and married couples, by University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill nutritionists Natalie The and Penny Gordon-Larsen, was featured in TIME magazine.

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Add Health research on genetic influence in social networks is featured in HarvardScience

A study to examine the inherited characteristics of social networks using Add Health data appeared in HarvardScience. The research was conducted by James Fowler and Christopher Dawes of UC San Diego and Nicholas Christakis of Harvard.

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