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Can artificial intelligence help prevent suicides?

According to the CDC, the suicide rate for individuals 10-24 years old has increased 56% between 2007 and 2017. In comparison to the general population, more than half of people experiencing homelessness have had thoughts of suicide or have attempted...

– University of Southern California (USC)

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Puppies as Presents? Just 1 in 6 parents would allow child to receive a pet as a gift

A new puppy or kitten may be at the top of some children’s holiday wish lists but few parents are easily saying yes, a new national poll finds.

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

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Women Need Professional Emotional Support During High-Risk Pregnancies, Rutgers Study Finds

Little is known about how women manage emotional distress during high-risk pregnancies, but Rutgers researchers learned that without psychosocial support, women struggle with fears and tears while feeling isolated and worried.

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Psychology of Women Quarterly


Baylor Study: What Does It Take to Be an ‘Ideal Daughter?’

The roles of daughters in the family structure and in society are difficult to define and they’re rarely understood – even by daughters themselves – said Allison Alford, Ph.D., clinical assistant professor of business communication in Baylor Un...

– Baylor University

Journal of Family Communication

Study on Negative Perception of Support Groups Garners Research Paper Award

A study on the negative perception of support groups among older breast cancer survivors was selected as a 2019 Best Original Research Paper in the journal Cancer Nursing.

– UCLA School of Nursing

Cancer Nursing


Daylight saving time does not misalign human cycles

Professor José María Martín-Olalla, from the University of Seville, has published a new report where the impact of seasonal clock-changing in daily life is analyzed from time use surveys in United States, Spain, Italy,

– University of Seville

Scientfic Reports

It's time to explain country in indigenous terms

It's time to write about Indigenous Australian place relationships in a new way - in a language that speaks in Indigenous terms first, to convey a rich meaning of Country and best identify its deep ecological and social relevance to Aboriginal people...

– Flinders University


Managing the Holidays with a Long-Term Illness

Leora Lowenthal, LICSW-OSW-C, manager of the oncology social work program at BIDMC, and Hester Hill Schnipper, LICSW, OSW-C, provide advice on rethinking holiday traditions and celebrations to capture more peace in the face of a long-term illness.

Expert Available

– Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center



Fascination with flying: Refugee camp math whiz turns into Iowa State aerospace engineering all-star

The Rwandan genocide forced Kwizera Imani and his family to spend nine years in a refugee camp. There, Imani fell in love with school, math in particular. Imani is now a senior in aerospace engineering at Iowa State University, and he’s graduating ...

– Iowa State University

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Iowa State student balances school, children, journalism in pursuit of passion

Manichanh Naonady is a mother, journalist, non-traditional student and so much more. She’ll soon have another identity: college graduate. She graduates from Iowa State University this weekend with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass commun...

– Iowa State University

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New Report on Pre-K in Cities Shows 34 of Nation’s Largest Cities Now Have Pre-K Program

A new national report shows which large U.S. cities are leading on policies that address health and well-being, including high-quality, accessible pre-K.

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

2019 City Pre-K Assessment Table NIEER

Watch on Live Camera As a Baby Albatross Grows Up

Millions of people from around the world can now witness a rare sight in real time: a Northern Royal Albatross pair nesting and raising their chick. The live views originate from a coastal albatross colony in Otago, on South Island, New Zealand, and ...

– Cornell University

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Law and Public Policy


The origins of the term "fundamentalist" and how the term has evolved

The term “fundamentalist” turns 100 next year. Historian Chris Cantwell, whose research interests include evangelicalism and fundamentalism, can talk about the term's origins.

Expert Available

– University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


Here’s What Police Know About Digital Evidence

Researchers from Michigan State Unviersity are among the first to measure how well law enforcement officers can identify and use digital evidence.

– Michigan State University

Policing: An International Journal

Supreme Court victory hinged on evidence of racism

Cornell Law School professors Sheri Lynn Johnson and Keir Weyble took over Curtis Flowers' appeal to the Supreme Court and won.

– Cornell University

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

HFES Testifies at U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Hearing

HFES Government Relations Committee Chair, Dr. Mica Endsley, testified yesterday on behalf of the Society during a U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure hearing entitled “The Boeing 737 MAX: Examining the Federal Aviation Admini...

– Human Factors and Ergonomics Society

House Drug Pricing Bill Serves Patients, Public Health

H.R. 3, the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act passed by the House of Representatives today introduces critically needed and significant steps to reduce costs and improve access to life-saving therapies for conditions including HIV and hepat...

– Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and the HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA)

LifeWire Announcement

Tulane University professor William Brumfield receives Russian Order of Friendship Medal

Tulane University professor and contemporary American historian William Brumfield has spent much of his life traveling the vast and remote lands of Russia and documenting its unique architecture, history and literature. On Thursday, Dec. 5, Brumfield...

– Tulane University

Prize Winners Announced in $1.55M Challenge for New Solutions to Detect Opioids in International Mail

DHS S&T, the White House ONDCP, U.S. CBP, and the USPIS announced the grand prize winner and runner-up in the Opioid Detection Challenge, a $1.55 million global prize competition for rapid, nonintrusive detection tools that will help find illicit opi...

– Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate





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