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Article ID: 720025

The Blue in the Pink: Busting Myths about Male Breast Cancer

University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

As Breast Cancer Awareness Month kicks off this October, a UNLV public health professor is reminding people that men are also at risk. Statistics show that about 1 in 8 U.S. women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime, leading to it be seen primarily as a “woman’s disease.” But that view unintentionally creates a health disparity for men, who — with a lifetime risk of developing breast cancer sitting at about 1 in 883 — often face barriers to diagnosis and treatment due to a lack of awareness among the general public, policymakers, and health care professionals, says Marya Shegog, director of health programs at The Lincy Institute at UNLV.

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2-Oct-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 719985

From Hate Speech to Hate Crimes

University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

UNLV sociologist researches how interacting in online white supremacist networks can convert hateful words into real violence.

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2-Oct-2019 9:50 AM EDT
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Article ID: 718784

Shocks to Social Capital: 30 Days After Terror Attack, Institutional Trust Falls to Pre-Incident Levels, Study Finds

University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

A new study from researchers at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, found that the 2015 Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack led to a significant increase in social capital immediately following the incident. However, the boost in social capital reverts to pre-attack levels within 30 days.

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10-Sep-2019 7:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 716480

Study: Sizzling Southwest Summers Can Cause Pavement Burns in Seconds

University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

When temperatures throughout the sizzling Southwestern U.S. climb to over 100 degrees, the pavement can get hot enough to cause second-degree burns on human skin in a matter of seconds. In a new study published in the Journal of Burn Care & Research, a team of surgeons from the UNLV School of Medicine reviewed related admissions to a local burn center - and the temperature on the date of the visit - to determine how hot is too hot.

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26-Jul-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 716269

No More Playing Games: What You Should Know about the U.S. Women's Soccer (@USWNT) #EqualPay Fight

University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Weeks after the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team (USWNT) made history by winning its fourth FIFA World Cup – and in the process smashing global television ratings for the sport – throngs of adoring fans continue to laud the players daily on news programs and social media. But despite world dominance, the female athletes are still paid only a fraction of what their male counterparts earn.

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23-Jul-2019 4:05 PM EDT
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Newswise: Is Sweetness Your Weakness? A Dietitian’s Guide to Giving Up Sugar

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Is Sweetness Your Weakness? A Dietitian’s Guide to Giving Up Sugar

University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

How does the body react when you nix sugar from your diet? UNLV nutritionist Samantha Coogan shares a solution for withdrawal symptoms, and what to expect when they’re over.

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16-Jul-2019 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 715825

Myth-Busting Study Reveals that Gamblers Can’t Detect Slot Machine Payout Percentages

University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

It’s a common sight on casino floors: patrons jumping from slot machine to slot machine before eventually hunkering down at a game that’s due for the next big payout. But can players – even the regulars who frequent a particular property – really tell the difference between the house edge on one game from that of another? Nope.

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15-Jul-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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