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Creighton Communication Prof Available to Comment on TSA

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TSA Snarls May Boil Down to Ineffective Communication

Up front for Guy McHendry, Ph.D., is the TSA’s lack of communication for novice airline passengers who, when confronted with security procedures, might not have the firmest grasp of what’s expected.

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Every Monday Should Be World No Tobacco Day

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On May 31st, the World Health Organization hopes to spur the nearly one billion smokers worldwide to put down their cigarettes for World No Tobacco Day. While this annual event generates media attention and is a potential starting point for many quit attempts, without a sustained effort these smokers will likely be puffing away again in a matter of weeks. Researchers say that one way to keep the momentum going after this once-a-year push to get smokers’ attention, is to use every Monday as a weekly opportunity to support smokers in their efforts to quit and stay quit.

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Why Everyone Wants to Help the Sick -- but Not the Unemployed

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New research from Aarhus BSS at Aarhus University explains why healthcare costs are running out of control, while costs to unemployment protection are kept in line. The answer is found deep in our psychology, where powerful intuitions lead us to view illness as the result of bad luck and worthy of help.

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Too Much Sex Causes Genitals to Change Shape in Beetle Study, Expert on Managing Wedding Stress, Relationship Satisfaction Depends on the Mating Pool, and more in the Sex and Relationships Channel

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Boosting Productivity at Work May Be Simple: Stand Up

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Most people have heard the argument that standing desks are good for the body. They can help burn more calories and fight obesity. Standing can even help improve students’ attention and cognitive functioning. Now, new research from the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health indicates that they may boost productivity in adults as well.

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What Can Pavlov’s Dogs Tell US About Drinking?

s those cues can become desirable in and of themselves, as shown in a new study published in Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience by researchers from Concordia University in Montreal.

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New Survey Looks at Attitudes, Behaviors and Challenges of LGBTQ Singles

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A new survey by Match.com and Justin Garcia, a Ruth Halls assistant professor of gender studies in the College of Arts and Sciences and research scientist at the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University, looks at the evolving attitudes, behaviors and challenges of the single LGBTQ population.

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Is Symptom Expression a Form of Communication?

Symptoms of illness are not inevitably tied to an underlying disease --rather, many organisms, including humans, adapt their symptom expression to suit their needs. That's the finding of Arizona State University's Leonid Tiokhin, whose research appears in the Quarterly Review of Biology.

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Brit Accents Vex U.S. Hearing-Impaired Elderly

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Older Americans with some hearing loss shouldn’t feel alone if they have trouble understanding British TV sagas like “Downton Abbey.” A small study from the University of Utah suggests hearing-impaired senior citizens have more trouble than young people comprehending British accents when there is background noise.

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Johns Hopkins Bioethics Institute to Study the Futures of Food Systems, Ethical Labeling with Support From the Stavros Niarchos Foundation

Scholars at Johns Hopkins will continue their innovative work on one of humanity’s oldest and most complex problems – how to ethically ensure enough nutritious food for the world’s population – with a grant of more than $3 million from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.

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World Thyroid Day Is Heralded by Thyroid Societies - May 25th

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On May 25th the American Thyroid Association (ATA) (www.thyroid.org), will be making an extraordinary effort to focus attention on that small butterfly-shaped gland at the base of the neck that causes approximately 20 million Americans to experience thyroid disease. This year the ATA has created a crowdrise site to raise money for increasing awareness, thyroid research and patient education https://www.crowdrise.com/world-thyroid-day

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Angry Outbursts Tied to Heart Problems

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Those who rage with frustration during a marital spat have an increased risk of cardiovascular problems such as chest pain or high blood pressure later in life, according to new research from Northwestern University and the University of California, Berkeley.

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UW Experts Develop First Method for Including Migration Uncertainty in Population Projections

University of Washington statisticians have developed what is believed to be the first method for incorporating the uncertainties of migration into population projections.

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Study Shows Which New Moms Post the Most on Facebook

A study shows which psychological characteristics of some new mothers may affect how they use Facebook to show off their baby.

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Friends, Family and Community Key to Older Adult Health

Report highlights critical role of relationships in aging, along with the struggles faced by older adults living in cities.

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More Than a Myth: Drink Spiking Happens

Google the term “spiked drink,” and you’ll get more than 11 million hits, directing you to pages that describe being slipped a mickey, tips on how to avoid becoming a victim and even kits to test drinks for illicit drugs. So is drink spiking a growing problem or are these tales of people who just drank too much? Or is this phenomenon merely an urban legend?

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Wearable Fitness Monitors Don't Motivate Exercise Says Study

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The results of a new study on physical activity have researchers asking what in the world will it take to get people moving.