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Stressed-Out Worms Hit the Snooze Button

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When you catch a nasty cold, curling up in bed to sleep may be the only activity you can manage. Sleeping in response to stress isn’t a uniquely human behavior: many other animals have the same reaction, and it’s not clear why. While the circadian sleep that follows the pattern of the clock has been studied extensively, sleep that’s triggered by stress is far less understood.

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SLU Researcher Leads Call for Action to Address Gambling Disorders

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Scholars from more than 25 universities across the United States have issued a Gambling Call to Action Statement regarding the need for more research on gambling and its mental and physical health consequences.

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Study Suggests Social Workers Lack Tools to Identify Potential Chronic Child Neglect

Neglect accounts for the majority of all child protection cases in the United States, yet child welfare workers lack effective assessment tools for identifying the associated risk and protective factors of chronic neglect. The ineffective assessments are often the result of using instruments that are not specifically designed to include elements predicting chronic neglect, according to a new study by a University at Buffalo research team.

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Eating Together as a Family Helps Children Feel Better, Physically and Mentally

Children who routinely eat their meals together with their family are more likely to experience long-term physical and mental health benefits, a new Canadian study shows.

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Bosses Who “Phone Snub” Their Employees Risk Losing Trust and Engagement, Baylor Researchers Say

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Supervisors who cannot tear themselves away from their smartphones while meeting with employees risk losing their employees’ trust and, ultimately, their engagement, according to a new research from Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business.

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Exposure to Terror May Increase Risk of Migraine, Other Headaches

Survivors of a terror attack have an increased risk of frequent migraine and tension headaches after the attack, according to a study published in the December 13, 2017, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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binge eating disorder, Weight Loss, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Penn Nursing, Penn Nursing Science, Ariana Chao

Penn Researchers Link Binge Eating and Weight-Loss Challenges

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Someone who binge eats consumes an objectively large amount of food while feeling a loss of control over eating. When episodes occur weekly for several months, the action moves into the realm of binge-eating disorder. So how does this type of eating affect people with Type 2 diabetes and obesity who are actively working to lose weight?

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Exclusive Analysis: Role of Young Voters in Alabama U.S. Senate Race

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Youth turnout in yesterday’s special U.S. Senate election in Alabama is estimated to be 23 percent, according to youth vote experts from the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning & Engagement (CIRCLE), the preeminent, non-partisan research center on youth engagement at Tufts University’s Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life. Young people were pivotal in tipping the scales for Democratic candidate Doug Jones.







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