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Monday, June 26, 2017

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Social and Behavioral Sciences


Lack of Sleep Fuels Harmful Inflammatory Response to Marital Stress

A lack of sleep doesn’t just leave you cranky and spoiling for a fight. Researchers at The Ohio State University Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research say it also puts you at risk for stress-related inflammation.

– Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center


Scientists Find Clever Way to Help You De-Clutter Your Home

If your attic is full of stuff you no longer use but can’t bear to give away, a new study may offer you a simple solution. Researchers found that people were more willing to give away unneeded goods that still had sentimental value if they were enc...

– Ohio State University

Journal of Marketing

includes video


The Mere Presence of Your Smartphone Reduces Brain Power, Study Shows

New study shows your cognitive capacity is significantly reduced when your smartphone is within reach — even if it’s off.

– University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

Journal of the Association for Consumer Research 2, no. 2 (April 2017): 140-154.

Technology Addiction More Likely a Factor for Teen Drivers Texting and Talking with Friends Than with Parents

A new study shows that teens communicating on mobile phones with friends show stronger signs of technology addiction than when communicating with parents.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Accident Analysis & Prevention, July 2017

Nearly Homeless at 18, a Young Woman Finds Help From a Youth Villages Mentor

After more than 30 foster homes, Terrenika ages out of care with support from her Youth Villages mentor and YVLifeSet.

– Youth Villages


Video Games Offer Active Military and Veterans Coping Mechanism for Stress

While most research on the topic focuses on gaming’s role in clinical settings, West Virginia University research seeks to understand how everyday gameplay can provide military and veterans self-directed coping strategies to manage their physical a...

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Virginia Tech Engineering Professor Develops Potential Method of Objectively Detecting ADHD

Despite the growing number of children and adolescents identified as having attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), there is no objective diagnosis protocol. A Virginia Tech professor is changing that process.

– Virginia Tech



Turning Libraries Into 'The Living Room of the University'

Gone are the days of the silent, musty stacks. In recent years, university libraries have had to do more to adapt to today’s students and faculty. And yes, that includes allowing coffee on the premises.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Law and Public Policy


GOP Healthcare Legislation Experts, Doctors Weigh In on Healthcare Law, Crime of Violence, and More in the U.S. Politics News Source

Go here for the latest political experts, features and research in U.S. Politics

– Newswise


Study Examines Gun Policy Preferences Across Racial Groups

Support for all forms of gun control is stronger among Latinos and blacks than whites, according to researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Social Science Quarterly

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

Paul S. Viviano, President and CEO, Urges Americans to Reject the Proposed Senate Health Care Bill and Support Medicaid for Children and Families

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) opposes any changes to Medicaid funding that harm children and their families. The Senate's version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA), called the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), risks the health ca...

– Childrens Hospital Los Angeles

LifeWire Announcements

With $10.5 Million Gift to MD Anderson UTHealth Graduate School, Ohio Couple Paves Way for Future Scientists

Just as he has changed the lives of people suffering from a devastating genetic disease, molecular endocrinologist John J. Kopchick, Ph.D., and his wife, Charlene, of Athens, Ohio, are paving the way for future scientists to do the same with a transf...

– University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Meharry, MTSU Partner to Produce More Doctors for Underserved Areas in Tennessee

Academic 'three-plus-three' partnership will shave two years off of getting a medical degree while requiring new physicians to commit to serving for a period of time in underserved, rural areas of the state.

– Middle Tennessee State University

Does Increased Political Activism Mean That More Women Will Run for Public Office?

New survey reveals surprising findings

– American University





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