A new cross-professional program in which theater students learn to portray patients is providing real-world experience to Occupational Therapy students who need to learn to care for them. The former get to test their chops acting out a key diagnosis, and OT students get hands-on experience before advancing to fieldwork.
– University of Alabama at Birmingham
With 2016 Summer Olympic Games set to begin Aug. 5 in Rio de Janeiro, Indiana University experts in economics, public health, media studies, cybersecurity, public and environmental affairs and business and are available to discuss a variety of issues. Topics include Zika and other health concerns for athletes and spectators, how coverage and marketing of the games has changed and how it might frame public discussion on other topics, and Brazil's ability to pull off a successful worldwide event and its long-term futur
– Indiana University
Researchers compared self-reported sexual experiences related to use of alcohol and marijuana, to examine if and how marijuana use may influence risk for unsafe sexual behavior.
– New York University
P30DA011041; K01 DA038800
A new study from Indiana University researchers shows that although most people who engage in sexting expect their messages to remain private, nearly one in four people are sharing the sexual messages they receive.
– Indiana University
Journal of Sexual Health, Aug-2016
More children are coming to hospital emergency departments this summer for drownings or near-drownings, including at Penn State Children’s Hospital, where staff members say they have seen more cases recently than they can recall in several years.
– Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
New psychology research finds that having a positive attitude about aging makes older adults more resilient when faced with stressful situations.
– North Carolina State University
Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, Aug-2016 Embargo expired on 03-Aug-2016 at 08:00 ET
There is growing evidence that sleep disorders like insomnia and sleep apnea are related to stroke risk and recovery from stroke, according to a recent literature review. The review is published in the August 3, 2016, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
– American Academy of Neurology (AAN)
Neurology Embargo expired on 03-Aug-2016 at 16:00 ET
Parents are vital in encouraging their children to obey the road rules and young drivers are keen to show their parents they can be trusted, which means they may hold greater power in enforcing driver restrictions compared with traditional policing, according to QUT research.
– Queensland University of Technology
International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology
A major international research project led by a University of Sussex academic provides new evidence that the common belief in a cultural divide between the West and the rest of the world is little more than a myth.
– University of Sussex
Journal of Experimental Psychology: General
Young American adults aren’t doing it as often as you’d think. Although Americans are now strikingly more accepting of premarital sex, a new study reveals that more Millennials, born in the 1990s in particular, are nevertheless forgoing sex during young adulthood. This study really contradicts the widespread notion that Millennials are the “hookup” generation, which is popularized by dating apps like “Tinder,” suggesting that they are just looking for quick relationships and frequent casual sex.
– Florida Atlantic University
Archives of Sexual Behavior Embargo expired on 02-Aug-2016 at 11:00 ET
When a targeted program to reduce relational aggression among at-risk girls is shared with the entire classroom, the entire class benefits—not just the aggressive girls for whom the program was developed. Pediatric researchers who developed the Friend to Friend program report on new findings in curbing nonphysical aggression among urban schoolchildren.
– Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Behavioral Modification, online May 20, 2016; MH075787
In a recent study, combat exposure among Army enlisted women was associated with an increased likelihood of developing behavioral health problems post-deployment, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and at-risk drinking.
Journal of Traumatic Stress
A new study by an SDSU psychology professor finds that today's young adults are less likely to have had sex than those a generation ago
– San Diego State University
Archives of Sexual Behavior
A study of the impact of "boomerang fathers" -- those who cycle in and out of their children's lives -- yielded surprising results for researchers. "Boomerang fathering" provided a type of stability in a daughter's life that staved off her depressive symptoms compared to those adolescent girls whose fathers were completely absent.
– University of Houston
Journal of Marriage and Family
Greater efforts should be made to actively monitor physical activity as a risk factor in clinical practice, finds a new study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.
– Washington University in St. Louis
Experience in trading changes how the human brain evaluates the sale of goods, muting a well-established economic bias known as the endowment effect, according to researchers at the University of Chicago.
– University of Chicago
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Jeremy Shuler, a 12-year-old boy from Grand Prairie, Texas, graduated from high school at Texas Tech University Independent School District and will begin his freshman year of college at Cornell University this fall. Majoring in applied engineering and physics and minoring in mathematics, Shuler plans to pursue academia for his career.
– Texas Tech University
John Parlier, a recent graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, managed to complete his undergraduate degree with no debt – and money in the bank for graduate school.
– University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Nia Wilson and her dad, Jon, share their top advice for successfully applying to and enrolling at UW-Milwaukee - from completing the FAFSA to working with a guidance counselor.Expert(s) available
– University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
10th World Shakespeare Congress held in Stratford Upon-Avon and London - UK.
– University of Birmingham
Cal State LA has created a Pokémon GO campus health walk, leveraging the wildly popular augmented reality game to promote physical fitness and well-being among students and employees.
– California State University, Los Angeles
A class of University of Kentucky students from all disciplines of the arts have been working to bring to life a new rock musical based on the music and lyrics of the iconic musician, singer and songwriter Bruce Springsteen.
– University of Kentucky
The lazy, hazy days of summer are here! Barbecues, swimming, pool parties, what’s not to love? The only downside: A few environmental hazards follow our fun in the sun, but, don’t sweat it; we’ve got your back. Here’s a few common problems to look out for while you’re out with family and friends.
– Texas A&M University
As California and its myriad communities develop paths and policies to promote cycling, one segment of the bike-riding population remains largely invisible to policymakers: Those for whom bicycles are an economic necessity, not an option to driving a car.
– University of California, Riverside
The research is among the first compelling evidence that such face-to-face serious games can foster social learning and cultivate shifts in people’s perspectives and attitudes about complex public policy and planning issues, such as climate change adaptation.
– University of Utah
Nature Climate Change; Managing Climate Change Risks in Coastal Communities: Strategies for Engagement, Readiness and Adaptation
An arrest announced Wednesday by law enforcement officials in Washington, D.C., is the 100th charge of ISIS-related offenses in the United States, according to updated research from the George Washington University’s Program on Extremism.
– George Washington University
Humboldt State University researchers describe how outdated state and federal requirements are keeping college students from accessing food assistance programs.
– Humboldt State University
The Arnold P. Gold Foundation (APGF) and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) announced that 50 schools of nursing across the nation were selected to receive funding support to host White Coat Ceremonies, which emphasize the importance of providing compassionate care among health professionals. Launched in 2013, this ground-breaking collaboration between APGF and AACN was developed to promote humanistic, patient-centered care among future generations of registered nurses.
– American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)
Douglas Skinner, Eric J. Gleacher Distinguished Service Professor of Accounting and Deputy Dean for Faculty, will serve as the interim Dean of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business effective August 15, 2016, and continuing until the next dean is named.
– University of Chicago Booth School of Business
With the help of a recently awarded National Science Foundation grant, University of Arkansas at Little Rock researchers plan to launch a program designed to fill a national gap in cybersecurity education and better prepare students to enter the workforce.
– University of Arkansas at Little Rock
A commemorative stamp for American writer, Henry James, was released by the U.S. Postal Service on July 21. James is the 31st inductee in the U.S. Postal Service's Literary Arts Series.
– Creighton University
The Summer Undergraduate Experiences in Biomedical Research program at UofL allows students who are economically disadvantaged, the first in their family to attend college, underrepresented minorities or from underserved areas to spend 10 weeks working in research labs with faculty mentors.
– University of Louisville