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Guns Aren’t the Only Things Killing Cops

The public does not realize — in fact, police themselves may not realize — that the dangers police officers are exposed to on a daily basis are far worse than anything on “Law and Order.”
4/11/2014 11:00 AM EDT

Centuries of Global Democracy Have Been Provoked by Who Lived Next Door

There is now concrete evidence that, repeatedly over the last 200 years, nations have moved toward democracy not for the reasons assumed for years but because of strong networks between non-democratic states and their democratic neighbors.
4/9/2014 3:05 PM EDT

EAGeR Medical Trial: Low-Dose Aspirin Won’t Prevent Pregnancy Loss


Women should talk to their health care providers before taking low dose aspirin or any other medication while attempting to get pregnant or during pregnancy. But based on this trial, general use of low-dose aspirin is not recommended
4/4/2014 2:15 PM EDT

Ouch! Computer System Spots Fake Expressions of Pain Better Than People


Researchers have devised a method of using a computer program to uncover pain malingering — fabricating or exaggerating the symptoms of pain for a variety of motives — that also could be used to detect deceptive actions in the realms of...
4/4/2014 12:25 PM EDT

Ancient Roman Cooking Course Inspires 2,000 UB Students to Dine as Romans Did Thousands of Years Ago


On April 6, 2,000 University at Buffalo students will join Caesar and other historical figures for an authentic ancient Roman feast of cinnamon lamb soup, Cato the Elder’s cheesecake and more. The themed dinner, “Eat Like a Roman,” is inspired...
4/3/2014 12:00 PM EDT

Even if They Don’t Reduce Body Fat, Obesity Prevention Programs Can Lower Kids’ Blood Pressure


A systematic review and meta-analysis of published studies of the effect of child obesity intervention programs on blood pressure has found that whether such programs prevented obesity or not, many of them reduced blood pressure in children.
3/28/2014 2:00 PM EDT

Strongest Evidence Yet of Two Distinct Human Cognitive Systems


Cognitive scientists may have produced the strongest evidence yet that humans have separate and distinct cognitive systems with which they can categorize, classify, and conceptualize their worlds.
3/18/2014 1:10 PM EDT

Not Just the Gut: Negative Relationships, Fatigue Are More Powerful Than Symptoms in Ibs Patients’ Health Perceptions


Social relationships, fatigue and other coexisting medical problems have a stronger effect on how patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) rate their overall health than the severity of their gastrointestinal symptoms, a University at Buffalo...
3/18/2014 11:00 AM EDT

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Zohydro Will Create New Addicts, UB Addiction Medicine Expert Says

3/5/2014 12:00 PM EST

Think It’s Safe to Type a Quick Text While Walking? Guess Again


Texting and walking is a known danger, but Dietrich Jehle, professor of emergency medicine at the University at Buffalo, says distracted walking results in more injuries per mile than distracted driving.
3/3/2014 1:00 PM EST

Finley Watches U.S. Supreme Court Buffer Zone Ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court debate over whether to maintain buffer zones restricting protestors at Massachusetts reproductive clinics returns to familiar constitutional territory justices already have ruled on, Lucinda Finley says.
2/11/2014 3:00 PM EST

UB Volcanologists Can Discuss Safety and Hazards Surrounding High-Risk Volcanoes in Populated Areas

2/4/2014 10:00 AM EST

Immigration Expert Says Michigan Governor’s Proposal Shows the Key Role of State and Local Officials

A proposal that the federal government grant 50,000 visas to immigrants willing to settle and work in Detroit shows some of the best ideas about immigration are coming from the state and local levels, according to a UB immigration law expert.
1/24/2014 10:00 AM EST

Who Will the Affordable Care Act Benefit Most? Past AMA President, UB Faculty Member, Provides Perspective


10/2/2013 11:30 AM EDT

Lowering DWI Limit Could Save Lives, Says UB Research Professor


5/15/2013 12:50 PM EDT

Volcanologist Can Discuss ‘Popo’, the Ash-Spewing Volcano That Has Towns Near Mexico City on Alert


5/14/2013 3:00 PM EDT

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