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Studies show China continues to lag in effective tobacco control
Efforts over the past seven years to reduce tobacco use in China have been strikingly ineffective and leave tobacco use a top threat to the health and economic well-being of the world s largest country, according to research findings by the University of Waterloo s International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Project ITC Project . China is the world s largest producer and consumer of tobacco, with more than 300 million smokers. The annual tobacco relate ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Nov 17
New study on patterns of electronic cigarette use among adults in the US
Adding to a growing body of research on patterns of e-cigarette use, researchers from Rutgers School of Public Health and the Steven A. Schroeder Institute for Tobacco Research and Policy Studies at Truth Initiative have found evidence that among U.S. adults, some recent cigarette quitters may have done so with the assistance of electronic cigarettes. The research informs an ongoing debate as to whether e-cigarettes are effective aids for smoking cessation ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Nov 17
CU Anschutz researchers find new risk posed by opioid pain medication
AURORA, Colo. Nov. 17, 2015 - Patients with no recent history of taking opioid pain medication had a 25 percent higher risk of chronically using the drugs if they received them when discharged from the hospital, according to researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. These drugs are highly effective for pain control, but also cause feelings of euphoria. For these reasons, patients may ask their physicians for additional opioid medic ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Nov 17
Eating to impress
If you re a man, how much you eat may have more to do with the gender of your dining companions than your appetite. A new Cornell University study, published in the journal Evolutionary Psychological Science , found that men will eat significantly more food in the company of women than they will with other men. For the study, researchers observed 105 adults lunching at an all-you-can-eat Italian buffet over the course of two weeks. They recorded the number ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Nov 17
Information Is Contagious Among Social Connections
New research using advanced computer modeling sheds light on how behaviors may become contagious in large groups, showing that the memory of one individual can indirectly influence that of another via shared social connections. The findings are published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science . In large social networks, our model demonstrated that information is 8216 contagious 8217 in much the same way that behav ...
Psychological Science - Tue. Nov 17
Sexism: One More Time With Feeling
For whatever reason, a lot of sexism-related pieces have been crossing my desk lately. It s not that I particularly mind writing about these papers is quite engaging, and many people - no matter the side of the issue they tend to find themselves falling on - seem to share a similar perspective when it comes to reading about them known more colloquially as the Howard Stern Effect . Now, as I ve said before on several of the occasions I ve written about them ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Nov 14
The Biological Citizen: Neuropolitics as Aim and Danger
Anyone who has seen the futuristic thriller Minority Report 2002 , based loosely on a same-titled short story by Philip K. Dick, may recall the scene when Tom Cruise is filmed walking through a gleaming shopping mall. As he saunters past interactive ads that use facial recognition, they call him out by name and ask how he s enjoying his recent purchases.
Psychology Today - Sat. Nov 14
Terror in Paris: What Community Psychology Teaches Us
The horrific, unfolding events in Paris on our televisions demand an informed response. While I would never dream of claiming that psychology has the answers to understanding what took place, I do believe that Community Psychology can provide us with some insights. I would begin not with psychology but with the Pope s statement that we are engaged in World War Three. My understanding of this is that we are not dealing with isolated events but with a major ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Nov 14
Envy, Thy Name Is Youth
Know someone with great looks, plenty of friends and a hot romance If you re under 30, there s a good chance you envy that person, new research says. The study found that the younger the person, the more likely they were to experience envy. About 80 percent of those younger than 30 said they d experienced envy in the last year, according to the survey. But, that doesn t mean that people over 30 are immune to the emotion. The study, which included more than ...
Healthday - Sat. Nov 14
Meeting transportation needs will improve lives of those with ASD, their famil...
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - An integrated approach to providing access to reliable and safe transportation is needed for adults on the autism spectrum and their families, according to a new Rutgers study that offers recommendations for removing barriers to better mobility. The Rutgers report addresses transportation obstacles that those with autism spectrum disorders ASD and other developmental disabilities, and their families, must overcome to carry out their d ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Nov 14
Resilient Family Outcomes Through Polyaffectivity
If family success is conceived of as remaining in the exact same relationship form until one of the partners dies, then very few relationships -- polyamorous or monogamous -- are successful. If, however, family success is conceived as the ability to meet people s changing needs and retain a familial connection even when the sexual connection no longer persists, then many polyamorists are able to build successful and resilient relationships. In this blog, I ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Nov 13
Are There any Feminists in Hollywood?
With the release of Gloria Steinem s new book her first in 20 years I can t help but reflect on how feminism has evolved over the years. How has society advanced regarding women s equality While Hollywood is in no way the sole reflection of society, it does serve as a very visible and influential barometer for what is happening in the larger culture. In looking at gender roles and depictions of women in Hollywood, I can t help but bemoan, who and where are ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Nov 13
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