Nope, ‘environmentally friendly’ cigarettes aren’t healthy

"Marketing language that obscures these health harms, even indirectly through questionable pro-environment claims, ought to be prohibited."

Rob Jordan-Stanford • futurity
Aug. 6, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: smoking marketing surveys health-and-medicine cigarettes

Most Americans say OK to compensating kidney donors

"This group is essentially saying, 'I don't like giving compensation to kidney donors, but if you tell me it can save a lot of lives, then I'm for it.'"

Patrick Ercolano-JHU • futurity
July 16, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: kidneys surveys transplants organ-donation health-and-medicine beliefs

Older Americans fear dementia, but don’t talk to their doc

Though older Americans say they're scared of developing dementia, many haven't brought it up with their doctor, a survey finds.

Kara Gavin-U. Michigan • futurity
May 16, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: dementia memory aging brains physicians older-adults surveys fears featured health-and-medicine

Trust isn’t simple when it comes to the government

Do you trust the government? New research digs deeper than previous gauges to understand what people really think.

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State • futurity
May 16, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: politics trust emotions surveys government society-and-culture beliefs

Question format is key to finding real climate beliefs

"If we can't accurately measure those beliefs, we may be under- or overestimating their support for different solutions."

Michael Rozansky-Penn • futurity
May 15, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: climate-change politics united-states surveys featured earth-and-environment beliefs

This common survey format needs some testing

You've surely answered whether you "strongly agree, agree, neither agree nor disagree, disagree, or strongly disagree." That's the Likert Scale and it needs refinement.

Bert Gambini-Buffalo • futurity
April 25, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: research surveys science-and-technology

Poll: Pets add exercise, cut stress for older adults

More than 70% of older adults in fair or poor health said their pet helps them cope with physical or emotional symptoms.

Kara Gavin-U. Michigan • futurity
April 5, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: pets aging seniors older-adults surveys relationships featured social-lives health-and-medicine

Tracking diarrheal disease in kids requires the right question

Asking caregivers about whether their child has had diarrhea in the past week, rather than two weeks, offers a better public health snapshot.

Barbara Benham-Johns Hopkins • futurity
April 4, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: parents memory childrens-health research surveys health-and-medicine digestive-system

More adults wrongly think vaping is worse than cigarettes

The number of Americans who think electronic cigarettes are as bad or worse than the real thing is up. That highlights the need for better info.

Jennifer Rainey Marquez-Georgia State • futurity
March 29, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: smoking electronic-cigarettes surveys health-and-medicine

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