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People Can Make Split-Second Gay Judgement

SEATTLE, (UPI) — A U.S. study in which subjects made split-second judgments of pictures suggests many unconsciously distinguish between gay and straight people, researchers say. Lead author Joshua Tabak, a psychology graduate student at the University of Washington, and Vivian Zayas at Cornell University, found so-called gaydar persisted even when the subjects — college students […]

Men Equate Steak With Masculinity

PHILADELPHIA, (UPI) — Men connect eating meat — especially muscle meat like steak — with masculinity, but vegetables were not considered masculine, U.S. scientists found. Study authors Paul Rozin of the University of Pennsylvania, Julia M. Hormes of Louisiana State University, Myles S. Faith of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Brian Wansink […]

Sexy Women’s Bodies In Ads Seen As Objects

BRUSSELS (UPI) — Both men and women see images of sexy women’s bodies in advertisements as objects, but they see sexy-looking men as people, Belgian researchers found. “What’s unclear is, we don’t actually know whether people at a basic level recognize sexualized females or sexualized males as objects,” Philippe Bernard of Universite libre de Bruxelles […]

Study: Students Can Have Fun Without Booze

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (UPI) — Research indicates students in college can have as good a time at a party if they don’t drink, U.S. researchers suggest. Lori Scott-Sheldon of the Miriam Hospital in Providence, R.I., analyzed data on 19 studies involving more than 1,400 U.S. college students. The study, published in the journal Psychology of Addictive […]

Athletic, Combat Brain Injuries Similar

BOSTON (UPI) — U.S. scientists found similarities between a degenerative brain disease in athletes and combat veterans exposed to roadside bombs in Iraq and Afghanistan. Dr. Lee E. Goldstein of Boston University’s School of Medicine said mice developed evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy two weeks after exposure to a single simulated blast. “Our paper points […]

Reducing Arthritis Exercise Barriers

WASHINGTON (UPI) — Officials of the Arthritis Foundation said they have developed a resource for making physical activity convenient and accessible for adults with arthritis. Dr. John H. Koppel, president of the Arthritis Foundation, said the Environmental and Policy Strategies to Increase Physical Activity Among Adults with Arthritis is a resource for making physical activity […]

Study: Coffee May Lower Death Risk

BETHESDA, Md., May 17 (UPI) — A study of 400,000 U.S. men and women ages 50-71 found those who drank coffee — caffeinated or decaffeinated — had a lower risk of death, researchers say. The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, found those who drank coffee were less likely to die from […]

Asthma Triggered By More Than Pollen

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (UPI) — People with asthma have to watch out for more than pollen — fruit, campfires, weather changes or insect bites can all trigger attacks, U.S. allergists warn. Dr. James Sublett, chairman of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Public Relations Committee, said by planning ahead, seeing an allergist and […]

Flaxseed, Walnut Oils Highest In Omega-3

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (UPI) — Nut, fruit and seed oils have some of the highest amounts of omega-3s, an essential fatty acid believed to be good for heart health, a U.S. food expert says. Phil Lempert, a food industry analyst, trend watcher and creator of supermarketguru.com, said flaxseed and walnut oils have the highest amounts […]

Learning To Do New Things Helps Aging

ST. LOUIS (UPI) — Aging adults are often advised to work crosswords or other puzzles to keep their brain sharp but U.S. researchers found learning new things was most beneficial. Josh Jackson of Washington University in St. Louis looked at data on people with an average age of 73 who had 16 weeks of training, […]

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