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Social and Behavioral Sciences


UPDATED EMBARGO: How much would you pay to eliminate child labor from your cocoa?

An increase in cocoa price by 2.8 percent could potentially eliminate the very worst forms of child labor from cocoa production in Ghana, according to a new economic model described in a study published June 5



Embargo expired on 07-Jun-2019 at 14:00 ET

Mental and Physical Health Drive Employee Productivity

Mental and physical health are the most important factors affecting workplace productivity, reports an open-access paper in the June Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Researchers see stress and trauma in women’s stories about abortion

A University at Buffalo-led research team has used public narratives, an increasingly popular form of person-centered advocacy offering a forum for sharing previously untold stories, to study the undue stress experienced by women in relation to abort...

– University at Buffalo

Journal of Social Work

Teens sleep longer, are more alert for homework when school starts later

Preliminary findings from a new study of middle school and high school students suggest that they got more sleep and were less likely to feel too sleepy to do homework after their district changed to later school start times.

– American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)


Behavioural correlations of the domestication syndrome are decoupled in modern dog breeds

Scientists since Darwin have been intrigued by the simultaneous alteration of multiple morphological

– Stockholm University

Nature Communications


Avenues of Fear

NIMH-supported research led by a University at Albany psychologist investigates age and gender factors for fear learning in the brain.

– University at Albany, State University of New York



UW Professor Leads Students to Hidden History in a Small Tennessee Town


– University of Washington

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Pop Culture


Big Step in the Right Direction:

A study published in The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing shows that Claire Temple, a nurse character in the Marvel cinematic universe and the cast of Call the Midwife, on BBC and PBS are portraying nurses in groundbreaking ways.

– UCLA School of Nursing

The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing

Law and Public Policy


Survey: Majority of Current Gun Owners Support the Sale of Personalized Guns

A new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that almost four out of five current gun owners support the sale of both traditional and personalized guns through licensed dealers. However, only 18 percent ...

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Preventive Medicine

Embargo expired on 10-Jun-2019 at 00:05 ET


Naloxone access law in Pennsylvania falls short

A study finds that only one-third of pharmacies in Philadelphia carry naloxone nasal spray, a medication used to rapidly counter the effects of opioid overdose, and that many of the pharmacies that do carry the drug require patients to have a physici...

– University of Illinois at Chicago

JAMA Network Open

New UIC report on racial inequity for Native Americans in Chicago

A new report from the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy documents the historical and ongoing contributions of Native Americans in Chicago and examines how racial inequity impacts members of this co...

– University of Illinois at Chicago

The impact of gender norms on health

The standards and expectations to which men and woman generally conform impact health across life stages, health sectors and world regions, finds a new study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.By analyzing a series of six cas...

– Washington University in St. Louis

The Lancet


Think Treasuries are risk-free? Not so fast.

Oversight of the Treasury market hasn't kept up with new technology, leaving these very safe investments unexpectedly vulnerable to major shocks, says Vanderbilt law professor Yesha Yadav in a new paper.

– Vanderbilt University


LifeWire Announcements

Gregg B. Fields Named Executive Director of FAU’s Institute for Human Health and Disease Intervention

Gregg B. Fields, Ph.D., has been named executive director of FAU’s Institute for Human Health and Disease Intervention (I-HEALTH), created to advance health through pioneering research and practical applications.

– Florida Atlantic University

Paula Smith is named director of UCI intercollegiate athletics

Irvine, Calif., June 6, 2019 — After completing a national search, Chancellor Howard Gillman has appointed Paula Smith as director of intercollegiate athletics at the University of California, Irvine. Smith has nearly 30 years of experience in coll...

– University of California, Irvine

Harvard Medical School Announces 2019 Media Fellowships

Harvard Medical School’s Media Fellowship program, now entering its 22nd year, is accepting applications for Fall 2019.

– Harvard Medical School

GW Launches Correctional Health Administration Online Master's Program

The George Washington University has announced a first-of-its kind online program for a Master of Science in Health Sciences in Correctional Health Administration. This program is designed to prepare graduates to lead health care initiatives for inca...

– George Washington University

UVA Darden Launches Application for Admission to the Full-Time MBA Class of 2022

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business announced today that its application for the full-time MBA Class of 2022 is now live.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

LifeWire Higher Education Events

UVA Darden Announces Admissions Events With Dean Scott Beardsley Throughout Asia

University of Virginia Darden School of Business Dean Scott Beardsley will travel throughout Asia in June, meeting with prospective students, alumni, partner companies and other key stakeholders in the region during the two-week trip.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business





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