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Monday, March 23, 2015

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Men’s Preference for Certain Body Types Has Evolutionary Roots

A psychology study from The University of Texas at Austin sheds new light on today’s standards of beauty, attributing modern men’s... (more)

– University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

Featured Story:

How Much Math, Science Homework Is Too Much?

When it comes to adolescents with math and science homework, more isn't necessarily better -- an hour a day is optimal -- but doing it alone and regularly produces the biggest knowledge gain, according to research published by the American... (more) (Embargo expired on 23-Mar-2015 at 09:00 ET)

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Social and Behavioral Sciences

23-Mar-2015

How Much Math, Science Homework Is Too Much?

When it comes to adolescents with math and science homework, more isn't necessarily better -- an hour a day is optimal -- but doing it alone and regularly produces the biggest knowledge gain, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

(Embargo expired on 23-Mar-2015 at 09:00 ET)

Journal of Educational Psychology

– American Psychological Association (APA)

20-Mar-2015

The Oldest Old Are Changing Canada

In 1971 there were 139,000 Canadians aged 85 and over. By 2013 their numbers had risen to 702,000. The Oldest Old as they have become known today represent 2% of the total Canadian population. “They are a demographic reality which has to be taken into account in formulating public policy”, according to Jacques Légaré, a demographer at the University of Montreal.

Population Change and Lifecourse Strategic Knowledge Cluster Discussion Paper Series, March-2015

– Universite de Montreal

19-Mar-2015

Medical Expansion Has Led People Worldwide to Feel Less Healthy

Across much of the Western world, 25 years of expansion of the medical system has actually led to people feeling less healthy over time, a new study has found.

Social Science Research, July-2015

– Ohio State University

Immigrants Are Usually in Better Health Than Native Canadians… at Least When They Arrive

Research has shown that the health of immigrants is generally better than that of citizens of their host country, at least on their arrival and for some time afterwards. But a team of researchers in Montreal has found that this is not true of all groups of immigrants.

Population Change and Lifecourse Strategic Knowledge Cluster Discussion Paper Series, March-2015

– Universite de Montreal

Study: Emoticons Make Men More Jealous Than Women

A new Roanoke College study finds a gender difference in Facebook jealousy when it comes to emoticon usage.

Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking (February 2015)

– Dick Jones Communications

Men’s Preference for Certain Body Types Has Evolutionary Roots

A psychology study from The University of Texas at Austin sheds new light on today’s standards of beauty, attributing modern men’s preferences for women with a curvy backside to prehistoric influences.

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Evolution and Human Behavior

– University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

Suspension Leads to More Pot Use Among Teens, Study Finds

Research finds that students attending schools with suspension policies for illicit drug use were 1.6 times more likely than their peers at schools without such policies to use marijuana in the next year — and that was the case with the student body as a whole, not just those who were suspended. By contrast, those attending schools with policies of sending marijuana users to a school counselor were 50 percent less likely to use the drug.

American Journal of Public Health; R01-DA012140-05- National Institute on Drug Abuse; (Project No. 491241 - Australian National Health and Medical Research Council

– University of Washington

Education

23-Mar-2015

Project to Reduce Violence in Panama City with Improved Parenting

University of Manchester researchers have piloted a parenting trial which aims to improve child behaviour in Panama City – the place with the eighth highest murder rate in the world.

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Prevention Science: 2015 Feb 24

– University of Manchester

19-Mar-2015

USciences' Online DrOT Program Helps Working Occupational Therapist Reach Goals to Grow as a Healthcare Provider

USciences' 33-credit online DrOT program is designed for novice occupational therapists with graduate degrees to experienced clinicians looking to advance within their careers.

– University of the Sciences

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

ACS Recognizes the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons

The Board of Directors of the American Chemical Society will recognize the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons for its tireless efforts in promoting the peaceful use of chemistry at the Society’s 249th National Meeting & Exposition.

249th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS)

– American Chemical Society (ACS)

LifeWire Announcements

Geiger Gibson Program Recognizes Eight Emerging Leaders at the National Association of Community Health Centers Policy and Issues Forum

Each year, the Geiger Gibson Program in Community Health Policy in Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken Institute SPH) at the George Washington University honors young professionals currently working in the field of community health.

– George Washington University

National Capital Simulation Consortium Earns American College of Surgeons Accreditation

The National Capital Simulation Consortium, including the Val G. Hemming Simulation Center of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, has been reaccredited as a Comprehensive Accredited Education Institute (AEI) by the American College of Surgeons.

– Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

National Capital Simulation Consortium Awarded Society for Simulation in Healthcare Accreditation

The National Capital Simulation Consortium, including the Val G. Hemming Simulation Center of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), was granted 5-year accreditation by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH). The accreditation is for the Consortium’s Assessment, Research, Teaching/Education, System Integration and Patient Safety programs. This is the first accreditation that the international accrediting body has awarded to the Consortium, which includes USU, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and Fort Belvoir Community Hospital.

– Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

Loyola to Offer High School Students a Look at Healthcare Careers

High school students will have the opportunity to explore careers in the U.S. healthcare system this summer at Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing (MNSON).

– Loyola University Health System

LifeWire Higher Education Events

College Teams Attempt to Stay “On Track” Against Cyberattacks at 10th Annual Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition

College students from 10 mid-Atlantic schools will defend a virtual mass transportation computer system against full-scale cyberattacks at the 10th Annual National CyberWatch Center Mid-Atlantic Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC) at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland.

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– Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

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