In the United States, television shows like "The Bachelor" and "Keeping up with the Kardashians" suggest that to attract a man, women only need to be sexy, fashionable and fun. So it might surprise some to learn that in developing nations, the first step toward better marriage prospects is- wait for it- eliminating diarrheal and respiratory diseases.
That's the theory, anyway. Randall Kuhn, director of the Global Health Affairs Program at DU's Josef Korbel School of International Studies, is about to test it with his colleagues- and 24,000 study participants- in Bangladesh. Kuhn believes that better health can have far-reaching social and economic effects, like enhanced education, job and marriage opportunities.