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Newswise LifeWire
Monday, March 28, 2016

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Social and Behavioral Sciences


Parents Think Life Quality Is Worse for Teens and Adults Born Very Premature

Parents of very premature babies are more worried about their grown up children’s lives than mothers and fathers whose babies were born full term.

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Pediatrics April 2016

– University of Warwick

Research Team at IUPUI Develops Social App to Support Alzheimer's Caregivers

Every day, more than 15 million unpaid caregivers provide care to people with Alzheimer’s disease, with little outside support and often at the risk of their own health.

– Indiana University


Oklahoma Is One of the Hungriest States in the Country

For some people, being hungry simply means it has been a few hours since their last meal. Unfortunately, many Oklahomans struggle with hunger every single day.

– Oklahoma State University, Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources

Bend it like Beckham

Special methodic of Russian psychologists will improve the football players' professional training.

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Proceedings of the International Congress of Sciences and Football

– Lomonosov Moscow State University



USC Annenberg Center for the Digital Future and ThePostGame Analyze Impact of Sports Fan Behavior on Media, Advertising and Spending

USC Annenberg Center for the Digital Future and ThePostGame Analyze Impact of Sports Fan Behavior on Media, Advertising and Spending

– USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

Pop Culture


Who’s No. 1? Airline Quality Rating Report to Reveal Top Carriers of 2015

The results of the 26th annual national Airline Quality Rating (AQR) will be announced at 9:30 a.m. EDT, Monday, April 4, at a news conference at the National Press Club, Zenger Room, in Washington. The rating is conducted annually by researchers Dean Headley at the W. Frank Barton School of Business at Wichita State University and Brent Bowen, dean of the College of Aviation at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott, Ariz., campus.

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– Wichita State University


New Book Examines Video Games and Culture in Latin America

A new book by UD’s Phillip Penix-Tadsen explores the connections between video games and culture in Latin America.

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– University of Delaware

Top 5 Health Risks at Nail Salons

Imagine you’re unwinding from the day in your nail salon’s massage chair getting a pedicure. You’re in relaxation mode, then–ouch! The nail technician accidentally nicked the skin near your toenail. Days later, you discover your perfectly pedicured toe is extremely infected.

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Expert(s) available

– Texas A&M University

Law and Public Policy


Leading Global Health Commission Calls for Reform of Drug Policies Worldwide

A leading global public health commission is calling for new policies that would transform our approach to drug use, addiction and control worldwide, including the decriminalization of minor and non-violent drug offenses. According to a report released this morning by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and The Lancet, the war on drugs and zero-tolerance policies have undercut public health across the globe.

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

President Has Constitutional Power to Appoint, Not Just Nominate, Successor to Scalia

After the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, Republican senators, led by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, announced that they would neither consider nor vote on any nominee to the court picked by President Barack Obama. According to a new paper co-written by two University of Illinois legal experts, that position may be more problematic - both pragmatically and constitutionally - than those senators realize.

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University of Illinois Law Review

– University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Northeastern University Politics and Security Experts Weigh in on Brussels Attacks

The horrific bombings in Brussels on Monday morning killed dozens and injured hundreds at the city’s airport and a train station, leaving another European nation reeling after a terrorist attack and generating more questions about the ongoing fight against terrorism.

Expert(s) available

– Northeastern University

In Wake of Brussels Attacks, What Does the Islamic State Group Want?

The Islamic State group is once again in the headlines, with the organization taking credit for today’s series of deadly explosions in Brussels. USC researchers have worked with a team of international experts to conduct a text analysis to understand the Islamic State group’s strategies.

Expert(s) available

– University of Southern California (USC)

LifeWire Announcements

NMSU Undergrad Tackles 3D Particle Scattering Animations After Receiving JSA Research Assistantship

Waverly Gorman didn’t always want to study physics. She began her college career as a mechanical engineering major. Then she took a class on quantum mechanics, and she was hooked. Now, the 21-year-old New Mexico State University junior is the latest recipient of the Jefferson Science Associates (JSA) Minority/Female Undergraduate Research Assistantship (MFURA) at Jefferson Lab.

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– Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility

University of Minnesota Professors and Alumnus Win International Award for Groundbreaking Recommender Systems Research

Three University of Minnesota computer science and engineering professors and an alumnus will receive the 2016 Seoul Test of Time Award at the World Wide Web Conference for their groundbreaking research on recommender systems.

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– University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering

LifeWire Higher Education Events

World-Class Musicians Perform at Wellesley College, Bring Ancient China to Life

The Wellesley College Concert Series hosts global superstar Wu Man on campus in April to perform with the Shanghai Quartet, one of the foremost chamber music ensembles in the world. The concert features the ancient Chinese pipa instrument and blends East and West.

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– Wellesley College

Law Expert to Discuss Effects of Crises and U.S. in Demise of European Union’s Social Rights

Keith Ewing, an internationally recognized expert on labor law and constitutional law, will discuss how U.S. opposition to social and economic rights play a role in the undoing of the social welfare state in Europe in "The Death of Social Europe" from noon to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 30, in the Marjorie and Ralph Knowles Conference Center at Georgia State University College of Law.

– Georgia State University

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