Social and Behavioral Sciences
The Importance of Place When It Comes to New Yorker’s Mental Health
New research from The New York Academy of Medicine reveals the circumstances contributing to mental health problems in a range of urban residents.
– New York Academy of Medicine
How Can I Tell if She’s Lying?
For those who suffer from diseases like Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s or conditions such as Autism spectrum disorder, any form of non-literal speech such as sarcasm, teasing or ‘white lies’ can be very confusing. A new video inventory of examples of these forms of indirect speech developed at McGill should help in the diagnosis and clinical testing of those with disorders of this kind.
– McGill University
Pre-Travel Advice Does Not Reduce the Risk of Falling Ill While Travelling
Travelling abroad involves risk of illnesses and carriage of antibiotic resistant bacteria, especially among students. Illnesses such as travellers’ diarrhoea and respiratory tract infections are most common. Even if travellers follow the travel medicine clinics’ advice on how to reduce risks during travel, the risk of falling ill is not reduced. This according to a dissertation at Umeå University in Sweden.Media embedded: Image(s)
– Umea University
“Dine in” with Your Colleagues, Family and Friends on Dec. 3
Dig in! Dec. 3 marks the second annual day for “Dining In” for Healthy Families across the United States, and UF/IFAS Extension faculty are encouraging everyone to enjoy a nutritious meal with those close to them, which also enhances communication.
– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
Should Pools Ban Certain Risky Dives? It May Be Pointless in Curbing Kids’ Injuries
Diving restrictions do not protect divers from injuries, new research suggests.
– Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)
Nixing Latex: Building the Perfect Condom with Hydrogel, Plant-Based Antioxidants
In 2014, there were about 36.9 million people living with HIV and about 2 million were infected. The virus, which causes AIDS, is commonly spread through sexual activity, and although antiretroviral therapy has turned the once-universally fatal condition into a chronic one, 1.2 million people died as a result of AIDS-related diseases last year.
– Texas A&M University
Protection Plan Tips to Help Ease Electronic Device Shopping This Holiday Season
William Duckworth, Ph.D., a professor of business at Creighton University, provides five simple shopping tips when it comes to answering that question about buying electronic devices: "Do you want the protection plan?"Media embedded: Image(s)
– Creighton University