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Southern California middle school students exposed to more than 3 alcohol ads ...
Adolescents in Southern California are exposed to an average of 3.1 alcohol advertisements every day, with African Americans and Hispanics regularly exposed to the highest amount of such advertising, according to a new RAND Corporation study. African American and Hispanic youths are exposed to an average of 4.1 and 3.4 alcohol ads per day respectively, while white youths were exposed to an average of two ads per day. RAND researchers say that some of the d ...
EurekAlert - Tue. May 17
Novel nicotine inhaler doubles smoking quit rates
A study by researchers at New Zealand s University of Otago, Wellington shows that smokers who used a nicotine inhaler were twice as likely to quit smoking as smokers using a placebo inhaler. The researchers developed and tested a novel nicotine inhaler to see whether it helps smokers to quit smoking. Participants in the study were randomly assigned to receive either a nicotine inhaler plus a nicotine patch, or a placebo inhaler plus a nicotine patch. The ...
EurekAlert - Tue. May 17
Relationship satisfaction depends on the mating pool, study finds
AUSTIN, Texas -- Relationship satisfaction and the energy devoted to keeping a partner are dependent on how the partner compares with other potential mates, a finding that relates to evolution s stronghold on modern relationship psychology, according to a study at The University of Texas at Austin. When it comes to mating, people choose partners whose collective qualities most closely reflect what they would prefer in an ideal mate. They prioritize from an ...
EurekAlert - Tue. May 17
Suicide rates rising in US, CDC report
Rates of suicide in the US have risen almost steadily between 1999-2014, with the greatest percentage increases occurring among girls aged 10-14 and men aged 45-64 years of age, says a new federal analysis.
Medical News Today - Mon. May 16
5 Principles to Unleash Your Power of Communication
What could be more important than acquiring a strong command of our communication We know that these skills are essential for enjoying successful relationships, building prosperous careers, and attaining genuine self-esteem . Learning to communicate effectively--and convincingly--provides us with the opportunity to live a fearless and resilient life. Here are 5 primary principles that can unleash your personal power. Principle 1. Surrender the NEED to be r ...
Psychology Today - Mon. May 16
What's in a Voice?
Mammals use their voices for a variety of interesting purposes, including intra-species communication, threat display, courtship, navigation, and hunting. Among mammal species, some vocal features correlate well with aspects of body size and shape. For example, the larger the animal, the deeper the voice. No big surprise there. However, within a given species, and within each sex, correlations between vocal properties and body size are less clear. For exam ...
Psychology Today - Mon. May 16
Will, Kate And Harry Are Knockouts As They Launch A Mental Health Initiative
Three normal people Prince William , Prince Harry , and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge the former Kate Middleton knocked the launch of the new program Heads Together out of the park. Literally.
Huffington Post - Mon. May 16
Physicians are more likely to use hospice and intensive care at end of life
New research suggests that US physicians are more likely to use hospice and intensive or critical care units in the last months of life than non-physicians. Hospitalization rates were similar. The retrospective study analyzed fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries across the United States using Medicare Part A claims data from 2008 to 2010 for 9947 decedent physicians and a random sample of 192,006 Medicare decedents. Our findings seem to run exactly count ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 16
Healthy eating gets no boost after corner store interventions, Drexel study fi...
A lack of access to healthy food is often blamed for poor eating habits in low-income urban areas, but a recent Drexel University study found that simply adding healthier stock to a local convenience store may not actually have any effect. By upgrading local corner stores in East Los Angeles through adding fresh fruits and vegetables, improved shelving, training and social media marketing, a team of researchers led by Alex Ortega, PhD, professor in Drexel ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 16
ASHG opposes revised EEOC regulations weakening genetic privacy
BETHESDA, MD - The American Society of Human Genetics ASHG opposes the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission s EEOC newly revised Regulations under the Americans with Disabilities Act ADA and under the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act GINA . These revisions will significantly weaken the patient privacy protections in the ADA and GINA, said Derek T. Scholes, PhD, ASHG Director of Science Policy. ASHG played a key role in the inception of GIN ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 16
The best of AGA science at DDW® 2016
San Diego, CA May 16, 2015 -- The gastroenterology and hepatology community will gather in San Diego May 21 through 24, 2016, for Digestive Disease Week reg DDW http www. ddw. org to hear cutting-edge science and presentations from leading experts in the field. For media attending DDW 2016, use this guide to find AGA s highlighted abstracts at the meeting. We ve also outlined sessions on the gut microbiome, an exciting area of medical research where AGA ha ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 16
Obese or anorexic individuals react differently to taste, CU Anschutz study says
AURORA, Colo. May 16, 2016 - Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have discovered that women suffering from anorexia nervosa and those who are obese respond differently to taste, a finding that could lead to new treatments for the eating disorders. Taste is an important driver of food intake and invariably associated with distinct neuronal patters in the insula, the brain s primary taste cortex, said the study s lead author Gui ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 16
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