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Maya Healers’ Conception of Cancer May Help Bridge Gap in Multicultural Settings Care

Understanding and integrating patients’ cultural beliefs into cancer treatment plans may help improve their acceptance of and adherence to treatment in multicultural settings. Researchers examined traditional Maya healers’ understanding of cancer and published their findings online today in the Journal of Global Oncology.

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Tsunami Boat’s Journey Captured in New Children’s Book

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A small fishing boat swept into the ocean by the 2011 tsunami off the coast of Japan washed ashore two years later in Northern California the subject of new children's book.

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Airline Quality Rating Researcher to Give Holiday Travel Forecast

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Dean Headley, Airline Quality Rating co-author from Wichita State University, will announce this year's holiday forecast for air travelers at 11 a.m. EDT Thursday, Sept. 10. Find out how you can participate in the virtual news conference.

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Children Exposed to Multiple Languages May Be Better Natural Communicators

Young children who hear more than one language spoken at home become better communicators, a new study from University of Chicago psychologists finds.

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Newlyweds Implicitly Know If Marriage Will Fail

A study by Michael Olson at UT finds that spouses' automatic attitudes, not their more thoughtfully held conscious attitudes, are a good predictor of marital satisfaction. It is the first study to look at the long-term implication of automatic attitudes—positive or negative thoughts, feelings or actions that one might not be aware of having toward an object or person.

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Olympian Kerri Strug Shares Tips for a Blissful Mother's Day

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Cancer Research, Environment and Climate Change, Nutrition, and Mental Health - Upcoming Newswise Theme Wires

Newswise invites press release submissions from new and current members for inclusion in our Theme Wires on a variety of topics, including; Cancer Research, Environment and Climate Change, Nutrition, and Mental Health. Each wire is also open for sponsorships to promote your organization’s campaign, product, service, or news.

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Loyola Launches New Master of Physiology Program

New courses will be taught by faculty at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine

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New Book Sheds Fresh Light on World War I

In his new book, "World War I: The Global Revolution," Dr. Lawrence Sondhaus moves beyond dusty European history lessons to explore the war as a launching point for the political, social and technological forces that have shaped the 20th and 21st centuries.

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Risking One’s Neck for Better Grog: Mutinies Reveal Tipping Points for Collective Unrest

University of Washington sociologists are studying naval records of mutinies as a way to see how modern-day ill-treatment toward subordinates can lead to violence.

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U.S. 'Fast Fashion' Apparel Trend Is Losing Ground with Consumers According to New Study

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An Iowa State University study has found that the U.S. industry's "fast fashion" focus has resulted in diminishing returns on market share -- both at home, and abroad in Japan.

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Measuring Political Bias of Network News

Study validates new research method with implications in psychology, political science, business.

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The Case of the Missing “R’s”

Some students at Baylor University haven’t been minding their “P’s” and “Q’s.” Instead, they’ve been tending to “R’s” — and finding they crop up in Central Texas conversations much more than they did decades ago. The finding is significant because of pronunciation of "R" is a socioenomic indicator.

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New Books by Civil War Historian Shed New Light on Secret Societies and a “Lost” Campaign

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Two new Civil War histories by a UC Civil War historian are due out soon. They bring to light a vicious border state campaign and secret societies of the time.

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Background to the U.S. Census: Expert Available to Discuss Demographic Changes in the South

As figures from the 2010 census are released, political scientist Todd Shields of the University of Arkansas is available to discuss findings from the 2010 Blair-Rockefeller Poll that offer insight into changing U.S. demographics. The poll revealed uneven economic hardships across race and region and shifting support for the Democratic Party among American elderly.







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