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Primary Texting Bans Associated with Lower Traffic Fatalities, Study Finds

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States that allow officers to pull over a driver for texting while driving saw fewer deaths than those that use secondary enforcement of texting bans.

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Experts: Gun Violence Prevention Requires Public Health Approach

Preventing gun violence will require a scientific public health approach and recognition of the limits of predicting individual cases of violence, according to experts slated to speak at the American Psychological Association’s 122nd Annual Convention.

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Experts: Humans Share Fairness Concerns with Other Species

Humans aren’t the only species to react strongly to actions they consider unfair. A similar drive for fairness in monkeys and some dogs may offer insight into people’s desire for equity, according to experts presenting at the American Psychological Association’s 122nd Annual Convention.

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Study Shows Role of Media in Sharing Life Events

To share is human. And the means to share personal news — good and bad — have exploded over the last decade, particularly social media and texting. But until now, all research about what is known as “social sharing,” or the act of telling others about the important events in our lives, has been restricted to face-to-face interactions.

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The Medical Minute: Summer Can Be Time to Address Behavior Problems

After weeks of the kids being out of school, some parents have had enough of their behavior and are counting the days until they go back. Some may also be wondering how much of the defiant behavior is normal and when it’s time to seek help.

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Background TV Can Be Bad for Kids

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Leaving the television on can be detrimental to children's learning and development, according to a new study from the University of Iowa. Researchers found that background television can divert a child’s attention from play and learning. Results appear in the Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.

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Wives With More Education Than Their Husbands No Longer at Increased Risk of Divorce

For decades, couples in which a wife had more education than her husband faced a higher risk of divorce than those in which a husband had more education, but a new study finds this is no longer the case.

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Study Shows DNA Markers for Schizophrenia - NSU Has Subject Matter Expert in Mental Health To Provide Insight and Commentary

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Dog Jealousy: Study Suggests Primordial Origins for the ‘Green-Eyed Monster’

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Dogs exhibit jealous behaviors. The first experimental test of jealousy in dogs supports the view that the emotion evolved to protect social bonds from interlopers.

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When You Clean Your Plate, You Just Add Weight

If you’re a member of the Clean Plate Club – you eat pretty much everything you put on your plate – you’re not alone. A new Cornell University study shows that the average adult eats 92 percent of whatever is on his/her plate.

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