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Faith-centered Tattoos Are Analyzed in Study of University Students

With more than a quarter of U.S. adults now having tattoos — and nearly half of millennials sporting them — only a handful of studies have focused on religious tattoos. But a new study by researchers at Baylor University and Texas Tech...
12-Feb-2020 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Eating Too Much — Not Exercising Too Little — May Be at Core of Weight Gain, Study of Amazonian Children Finds

Forager-horticulturalist children in the Amazon rainforest do not spend more calories in their everyday lives than children in the United States, but they do spend calories differently. That finding provides clues for understanding and reversing...
18-Dec-2019 2:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Baylor Study: What Does It Take to Be an ‘Ideal Daughter?’

The roles of daughters in the family structure and in society are difficult to define and they’re rarely understood – even by daughters themselves – said Allison Alford, Ph.D., clinical assistant professor of business communication in Baylor...
13-Dec-2019 1:25 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Baylor University Researcher Develops Questionnaire to Aid Patients in Adhering to Vital Medical Treatment Plans

Effectiveness in preventing or treating serious medical conditions typically requires patients to follow treatment plans such as medication, exercise or diet, but about 50 percent of patients fail to adequately use those plans. A Baylor University...
10-Dec-2019 1:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Hundreds of Environmental Health Professionals Across the Country Report Challenges and Research Needs

Hundreds of environmental health professionals across the nation report challenges and research needs in six areas — drinking water quality, wastewater management, healthy homes, food safety, public health pests and emerging issues such as...
4-Dec-2019 1:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

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How Often People Worship Is More Important than Where They Worship When It Comes to Being Good Neighbors

Americans travel farther on average to their worship places than they did a decade ago. But while those who belong to a congregation in their neighborhood attend more often, “worshipping local” does not make them feel closer to their neighbors...
3-Dec-2019 8:55 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Firefighters’ Workplace ‘Brothers’ Can Ease Stress of a Dangerous Job, but Protecting Spouses from Knowing the Perils Can Ramp Up Anxiety

Strong same-sex friendships among male firefighters can help cut down on their stress — but loving relationships with their wives may increase anxiety for those who constantly face danger, according to a Baylor University study.
13-Nov-2019 12:35 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Bolivian Forager-Farmers Known for Amazing Heart Health Are Splitting in Beliefs About What Makes a Good Life

A small Bolivian society of indigenous forager-farmers, known for astonishingly healthy cardiovascular systems, is seeing a split in beliefs about what makes a good life. Some are holding more to the traditional — more family ties, hunting and...
16-Oct-2019 8:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Social Media Spaces Can Be Instruments of God’s Unconditional Love, Theologian Says

9-Jan-2020 2:05 AM EST

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Out-of-This-World Research: Fifty Years After the Moon Landing, Lunar Investigator Sets His Sights on Mercury

17-Jul-2019 4:45 PM EDT

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Pleasant Family Leisure at Home May Satisfy Families More than Fun Together Elsewhere, Baylor Expert Says

31-May-2019 4:40 PM EDT

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The Storm After the Storm: Scam Contractors Who Prey on Those Suffering After a Natural Disaster

Following a natural disaster or strong storm, there is usually a second wave of potential destruction – scam artists looking to line their pockets.
31-May-2019 4:05 PM EDT

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The ‘Heaven 11’: Baylor Gospel Music Expert Lists 11 Most Influential Black Gospel Songs

To celebrate African American Music Appreciation Month in June, Robert Darden, former gospel music editor for Billboard Magazine and founder/director of Baylor University’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project, compiled the “Heaven 11,” a...
31-May-2019 1:05 PM EDT

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What’s Bugging (and Biting) You? Mosquito Expert Explains Why Your Odor Might Mean More Mosquito Bites

WACO, Texas May 31, 2019) – Summer signals an increase in mosquito populations, and with more mosquitoes buzzing around, that means more people are dealing with mosquito bites and their consequences, from an itchy inconvenience to serious diseases...
31-May-2019 11:00 AM EDT

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Baylor Nutrition Expert Gives the Scoop on Ice Cream and Other Summertime Treats

The summer heat is coming. And that brings with it the excitement of ice cream, frozen yogurt and snow cones.
31-May-2019 3:05 AM EDT

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Baylor’s Benjamin Franklin Scholars Bring Light to Complex Figure

Sometimes the Franklin legends are bigger than Franklin the man – and it’s taken an army of historians and scholars throughout the centuries to sort it out.
30-May-2019 5:05 PM EDT

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