In The News: Department of Anthropology

Science Daily
November 16, 2016

Hey new moms, don't put down that can of spinach just yet. A research team led by UNLV medical anthropologists found that eating encapsulated human placenta, a practice known as placentophagy, may not be as good a source of dietary iron for postpartum mothers as proponents suggest.

November 16, 2016

Eating placenta isn’t common among women who have just given birth, but the practice is growing. Advocates say it reduces pain, increases energy levels and milk production, and generally eases recovery.

Las Vegas Review Journal
September 29, 2016

Violence has been part of human storytelling probably since the first human told the first story. Today, it remains a literary drawing card for readers of all genres.

Vegas Seven
July 19, 2016

I was originally interested in women’s health and pediatrics as an undergraduate, [but] a medical-anthropology course just blew my mind. I fell in love with this notion that to really understand people and how they’re doing, you need to understand them in this broad cross-cultural perspective.

Daily Mail UK
June 22, 2016

Chimpanzees share 96 per cent of our DNA, making them our closest living relatives. So it's only natural that the animal might hold the secret to a good night's sleep.

KSNV-TV: News 3
February 25, 2016

Nearly a dozen people were arrested in Hilldale, Utah and Colorado City, Arizona, home to the Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints.

The Guardian
February 10, 2016

According to one cookbook on the subject, you can mix your raw placenta with yoghurt and fruit in a blender and make a smoothie. Or add it to ground beef in a lasagna recipe. Or make chocolate truffles out of it. Dice it, slice it, sauté it with onions, dehydrate it and grind it up – it seems there’s no wrong way to eat placenta.

The Scientist
January 15, 2016

A low-fiber diet decimated the diversity of bacterial species in mice colonized with human gut microbes in a recent study.

International Business Times
January 12, 2016

Pets could be the key to having a perfect date, a new study suggests. Researchers found that men with adopted pets are deemed more attractive, especially those with dogs, as women consider these animals as the “hottest” pet.

National Geographic
January 11, 2016

The saying "love me, love my dog" may have some basis in reality: A new study suggests that pets can influence how we perceive potential dates.

American Kennel Club
January 4, 2016

Guys, forget the chocolates, flowers, and pheromone colognes. The secret to finding your everlasting love could be as simple as walking your dog.

Washington Post
December 21, 2015

Attention dog-loving singles! A new study has confirmed what so many dog park visits and “yappy hours” and gimmicky Instagram accounts have already made so obvious: Your furry friend can help get you laid.