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Doctoral Student Says Nostalgia Could Bolster Health Communication

Monday, July 24, 2017

Syed Ali Hussain, doctoral student in the School of Journalism, is conducting research on understanding the role of nostalgia, the art of persuasion and social influence in the…

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MSU Develops Website for Parents of Children with Diabetes

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Katie Murray with website

Type 1 diabetes, which afflicts more than half a million children under the age of 14 worldwide, is a complex disease and parents often take responsibility for managing…

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The Link Between Social Media, Alcohol Use

Thursday, May 26, 2016
Photo of laptop using Facebook along with a beer bottle

One of the undeniable powers of social media is its ability to influence people and their behaviors. This is especially true, a Michigan State University study finds, when…

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Religious Rhetoric Not Helpful in Anti-Alcohol Messages

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
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Does including a religious message in a public service announcement warning of the dangers of alcohol use make a difference to the viewer, especially if that person lives…

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Researcher Develops App for Diabetes Self-Management

Monday, March 7, 2016
Women typing on cell phones

Bree Holtz, Michigan State University assistant professor, has received an American Diabetes Association Innovative Clinical or Transitional Science award totaling $590,544 to allow her to conduct research for…

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Americans’ Support for Science Remains Strong

Monday, February 15, 2016
John Besley

A large majority of Americans have favorable views of science and scientists, believing that the benefits from science outweigh any negatives and agree that science and technology will…

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MSU Co-Author of ‘Hillary Doctrine’ Book Honored

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

A book co-authored by a Michigan State University faculty member that examines what is known as the “Hillary Doctrine” has been nominated by the Kirkus Reviews as one…

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Making Retail Unit Pricing More Consumer-Friendly

Monday, March 23, 2015

Savvy shoppers will often look at the “per unit” price of an item to figure out if they are getting the best bang for their buck. Unfortunately the…

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