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Gun Violence in PG-13 Movies Continues to Climb Past R-Rated Films

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The amount of gun violence in top-grossing PG-13 movies, which can be seen by children of all ages, has continued to exceed the gun violence in the biggest box-office R-rated films, a new analysis published in the journal Pediatrics shows.

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Otolaryngology, Ophthalmology, Research, patient stories

Mass. Eye and Ear Launches Health Blog Related to Ear, Nose, Throat and Eye Care

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Massachusetts Eye and Ear has launched a health blog to provide stories and insight from experts in otolaryngology (ear, nose, throat, head and neck care) and ophthalmology (eye care) to those interested in the hospital’s mission and areas of expertise. The online publication, named Focus, covers a range of topics in the form of expert commentary on common conditions, profiles of medical and research trainees, research findings and patient stories.

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Indiana University Researchers Launch Tool to Understand Spread of Fake News

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The Observatory on Social Media at Indiana University has launched a powerful new tool in the fight against fake news. The tool, called Hoaxy, visualizes how claims in the news -- and fact checks of those claims -- spread online through social networks.

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Researchers Model How 'Publication Bias' Does — and Doesn't — Affect the 'Canonization' of Facts in Science

In an article published Dec. 20 in the journal eLife, researchers present a mathematical model that explores whether "publication bias" — the tendency of journals to publish mostly positive experimental results — influences how scientists canonize facts.

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Journalists: Apply by January 9, 2017 for a Reporting Project on Unpaid Work Issues Around the World

We are seeking to support experienced international journalists with a fellowship to tell the stories of the often invisible and devalued labor that quietly powers the global economy: unpaid care work. In particular, we are interested in unpaid work as an economic and business issue, including reading about those who figured out how to measure and value it.

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Expert Available to Speak About How Educators Can Teach Young People to Distinguish Between Real and Fake News

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Psychology Expert on the Effect of Long-Term Exposure to Fake News and Tips to Defend Against It

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How "Fake News" Influences the Beliefs and Decision-Making of Individuals and Governments

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Tufts Political Science Professor Awarded National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship

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Kelly M. Greenhill, Ph.D., a political science professor in the School of Arts and Sciences at Tufts University, has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowship to further her research on how rumors, conspiracy theories, myths, propaganda, and entertainment media influence the beliefs and decision-making of individuals and governments. The NEH, which announced the fellowship today, is one of the largest independent funders of humanities programs in the United States.

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Collaboration Between Media and Medical Journals Often Leads to Misinformation and Hysteria

When flawed clinical research is reported in the media with hype and sensationalism, it has the potential to have a devastating effect on patients, physicians, the scientific community and eventually society as a whole.







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