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Happily Married? Live Longer
2012-11-14 20:25:52

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Married couples live longer and are able to adapt better to health setbacks, according to researchers from Michigan State University and the University of Cincinnati. The rate of single people is continuing to rise, from 400,000 in 1960 to 7.6 million in 2011, according to U.S. Census data. However, new research indicates being single and willing to mingle forever and always isn't necessarily the best option for your end-goal of...

2012-11-14 15:25:38

A new University of Cincinnati study examines how anxiety sensitivity can thwart the efforts of smokers with asthma to quit smoking. This new direction of research from Alison McLeish, a UC assistant professor of psychology, will be presented on Nov.17, at the 46th annual convention of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) in National Harbor, Md. Anxiety sensitivity, or AS, refers to a person´s chronic fear of anxiety-related symptoms — the belief that...

2012-11-14 15:24:02

University of Cincinnati research is examining the effectiveness of a relationship education program that was created to specifically address the needs of male same-sex couples. Details on the program and the study, led by Sarah Whitton, a UC assistant professor of psychology, will be presented Nov. 17, at the 46th annual convention of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) in National Harbor, Md. Whitton explains that same-sex couples and heterosexual couples...

2012-11-02 14:50:28

A University of Cincinnati (UC) cancer biology team reports breakthrough findings about specific cellular mechanisms that may help overcome endocrine (hormone) therapy-resistance in patients with estrogen-positive breast cancers, combating a widespread problem in effective medical management of the disease. Xiaoting Zhang, PhD, and his colleagues have identified a specific estrogen receptor co-activator–known as MED1–as playing a central role in mediating tamoxifen resistance...

Research Brings Us Closer To Rollable, Foldable e-Devices
2012-10-31 09:59:25

University of Cincinnati Research out this week from the University of Cincinnati brings industry and consumers closer to several improvements in e-Readers and tablets, including a simpler and more colorful way to make rollable and foldable devices. Some day, you may be able to fold up your iPad and put it in your pocket. The next generation of electronic displays — e-Readers, smartphones and tablets — is closer thanks to research out today from the University of Cincinnati....

2012-10-31 03:23:20

A new study out of the University of Cincinnati finds that both school bullies and their victims are likely to abuse alcohol after a bullying episode. Keith King, a University of Cincinnati professor of health promotion, along with Rebecca Vidourek, a UC assistant professor of health promotion, will present early findings of a new study on Oct. 29, at the 140th annual meeting of the American Public Health Association in San Francisco. The study examined bullying, recent alcohol use and...

Home’s Medicine Cabinet Likely Candidate For Teen Drug Abuse
2012-10-30 11:41:50

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It seems many adolescents are always finding innovative ways to get hold of drugs. With tighter crackdowns on alcohol and tobacco sales and the fight against illicit drugs, today´s youth are looking toward a much simpler source to get their fix: the home medicine cabinet. Researchers Keith King and Rebecca Vidourek, from the University of Cincinnati, have found, in a new study, that adolescent males are at a higher risk of...

2012-10-15 16:11:19

A joint study by University of Cincinnati (UC) Department of Emergency Medicine and Cincinnati Children´s Hospital Medical Center researchers has found that, in contrast to popular opinion, major holidays are associated with a lower number of suicide attempts by poisoning. The study found that holidays like Christmas and Thanksgiving may actually be protective against suicide attempts, possibly due to the increased family or social support structures present around those times. In...

Hearing Loss Gene Discovered
2012-10-01 05:38:50

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A team of researchers, led by members of the University of Cincinnati (UC) and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, have reportedly discovered a new genetic mutation that leads to deafness and hearing loss associated with a relatively rare condition. In a September 30 press release, lead investigator and UC assistant professor of ophthalmology Zubair Ahmed explain that he and his colleagues were "able to pinpoint the...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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