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NEWS-Line says Thank You and Happy Thanksgiving

We'd like to take this opportunity to say thanks for being part of the NEWS-Line community of professionals, students, faculty, writers, bloggers, associations, schools, advertisers and agencies.

We hope you enjoy a little outdoor time this Thanksgiving, and have some great Zoom sessions with friends and family.

And everyone out there on the floor, in the office, or going home to home, thank you for taking care of us.

Be safe and best wishes for a terrific Holiday.

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The Good Cough and the Bad Cough: Treating Coughs in a Targeted Way, Based on Their Type

Researchers might be able to treat a troublesome cough in disease without disrupting the protective cough we need for optimal lung health, by targeting the different brain circuits involved. That’s according to new research published in The Journal of Physiology.

More people seek medical advice for an unwanted, nagging cough than any other ailment. In some people their cough can persist for years without relief, as effective treatments are not readily available.

These findings from Australian researchers have very important implications for understanding and potentially treating cough disorders because it appears that different types of coughs may use different brain circuits.

The act of coughing typically begins with an irritating stimulus within the larynx, airways or lungs that activates cough-evoking sensory nerves. These sensory nerves transmit this information to the brain, whe

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Personality Traits Affect Shelter At Home Compliance

A worldwide survey conducted during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic found that people with certain common personality traits were less likely to shelter at home when government policies were less restrictive, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

“We found that people who scored low on two personality traits – openness to experience and neuroticism – were less likely to shelter at home in the absence of stringent government measures, but that tendency went away when more restrictive government policies were implemented,” said Friedrich Götz, MPhil, a doctoral candidate at the University of Cambridge and lead author of the study. “Initially, this was a bit astounding, as open individuals have traditionally been shown to be prone to risk taking, willing to deviate from cultural norms and likely to seek out and approach novel and unfamiliar thin

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Paralyzed Veterans Of America Launches Holiday Hope For Heroes To Provide A Lifeline To Veterans And Other People With Disabilities During This Crisis

This holiday season comes as many high-risk paralyzed veterans have been trapped in their homes for months, and as military suicides are up 20% over last year. In response, Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) is launching Holiday Hope for Heroes, a national program to ensure our nation's injured veterans have access to resources they need to survive this crisis. Through an integrated, multi-channel campaign, PVA is asking the public to help them let paralyzed veterans and others with disabilities know they are not forgotten this holiday at pva.org/HolidayHope

With underlying health issues, paralyzed veterans, and other people with serious disabilities, are at the greatest risk for deadly repercussions should they contract COVID-19. Many use wheelchairs and rely on others for daily care and vital supplies. After nine months, many remain isolated in their homes with growing concerns about

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