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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

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Social and Behavioral Sciences


Study Suggests Sex in Later Years Harmful to Men’s Heart Health, but Not Women’s

Having sex frequently — and enjoying it — puts older men at higher risk for heart attacks and other cardiovascular problems. For older women, however, good sex may actually lower the risk of hypertension.

– American Sociological Association (ASA)

Journal of Health and Social Behavior, Sept-2016


New Study Suggests Women Do Ask for Pay Rises but Don’t Get Them

New research from the Cass Business School, the University of Warwick and the University of Wisconsin shows that women ask for wage rises just as often as men, but men are 25 per cent more likely to get a raise when they ask.

– University of Warwick

Warwick Economics Working Research Series

Suicide Prevention’s Front Line: Family and Friends

New Jersey suicide prevention hotline clinician says knowing the warning signs and what to say could save lives

– Rutgers University


Babies Chew on Subtle Social, Cultural Cues at Mealtime

At the dinner table, babies do a lot more than play with their sippy cups, new research suggests.

– Cornell University

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, August-2016


‘Care Chair’ Helps Detect Patients’ Movements, Mental State

Missouri S&T researchers create chair that detects daily behavior and mental state of elderly patients or those subject to dementia.

– Missouri University of Science and Technology

Pervasive and Mobile Computing Journal

Most Internet Gamblers in NJ Are Men, but More High Rollers Are Women, Study Finds

Most Internet gamblers in NJ are men, but more high rollers are women, study finds

– Rutgers University



Parents' Math Skills 'Rub Off' on Their Children

PITTSBURGH--Parents who excel at math produce children who excel at math. This is according to a recently released University of Pittsburgh study, which shows a distinct transfer of math skills from parent to child. The study specifically explored in...

– University of Pittsburgh

Developmental Science

Health Tip: Protect Your Children with the Right Backpack

Poor fitting backpacks can lead to injuries, so parents should know what to look for when fitting their child for a backpack.

Expert Available

– University of the Sciences

Pop Culture


Heading for that last trip to the Beach? These tips can help?

With Labor Day approaching and many people preparing to take their last trip to the beach this season, there are some rules of the sand to follow to make sure you have a safe trip. Texas A&M University offers some helpful tips to make sure that fina...

– Texas A&M University

Law and Public Policy


Politics Affect Views on Healthcare Quality—but Not on Personal Experience with Care

What do you think about the quality of healthcare in the United States? Your opinion may depend on your politics, with Democrats perceiving more problems in the healthcare system compared to Republicans, reports a study in the Journal for Healthcare ...

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Journal for Healthcare Quality

Georgia State Criminologists Detail the Personal and Professional Costs of Using Confidential Informants

Interviews with law enforcement officers who work with confidential drug informants reveal that the practice, while aiding in investigations and arrests, can also extract huge personal, professional and organizational costs, according to research pub...

– Georgia State University

LifeWire Announcements

NUS Is No. 1 in Asia and 12th Worldwide in Latest QS World University Rankings

The National University of Singapore (NUS) has been ranked 12th in the latest Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings 2016/2017, retaining its pole position for the second year running. The University continues to be the top university in...

– National University of Singapore

UIC’s Rafael Cintrón Ortiz Latino Cultural Center Celebrates 40 Years of Art, Social Change

UIC’s Rafael Cintrón Ortiz Latino Cultural Center celebrates 40 years of art, social change

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Salisbury University Opens $117 Million Patricia R. Guerrieri Academic Commons

Featuring a new home for SU's library, Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture, and academic centers, as well as a 400-seat assembly hall, and faculty and graduate student space, the 221,000-square-foot Guerrieri Academic Commons is exp...

– Salisbury University

UIC Education Grad Named White House Fellow

Warren Morgan, a 2016 Ph.D graduate in Education at UIC appointed White House Fellow

– University of Illinois at Chicago

UIC Earns National Award for Diversity and Inclusion

UIC wins award for diversity and inclusion

– University of Illinois at Chicago

LifeWire Higher Education Events

MEDIA ADVISORY: New USC Marshall Building Opens for Business on WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 7

Jill and Frank Fertitta Hall, the fifth and largest USC Marshall School of Business facility, will officially open on Sept. 7. The 104,000 square-foot, five-story building adds much-needed classroom and student services space to USC Marshall’s unde...

– University of Southern California (USC)





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