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Alcohol and Marijuana Use May Increase when Marijuana is Used by Young Adult Drinkers

The risks of alcohol consumption differ by the presence or absence of simultaneous use of other substances, the most common one being marijuana. Simultaneous alcohol and marijuana use may increase alcohol-related risks and societal costs. This paper ...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Embargo expired on 14-Sep-2018 at 10:00 ET

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Witnessing Violence in High School as Bad as Being Bullied

Over the long term, being a bystander of high-school violence can be as damaging to mental health as being directly bullied, a new study finds.

– Universite de Montreal

J Epidemiol Community Health, September 17, 2018

Embargo expired on 17-Sep-2018 at 00:05 ET

Taste Preferences Connected to Success of Long-Term Weight Loss Following Bariatric Surgery

Following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB), a type of bariatric surgery, many patients exhibit a reduction in taste preference for sweet and fatty foods, although this effect may only be temporary, according to new research from Binghamton University,...

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

PLOS One, July-2018


Emerging Adults' Relationships with Their Parents

In this issue of Clinical Science Insights, Jacob Goldsmith, Ph.D., explores Jeffrey Arnett’s theory of emerging adulthood, highlights potential problems that emerging adults and their families may encounter, and suggests some general guidelines fo...

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– Family Institute at Northwestern University


The ‘New Social Work’ Is Performance-Based Practice, Researcher Suggests

Rather than social work practice being based solely on a therapist’s intuition and assumptions, social workers should consider a system of evaluation and measurement based on hard data, suggests a professor of social work at Washington University i...

– Washington University in St. Louis

Journal of Evidence-Informed Social Work

Bet You Can't Eat Just 100: Labels, Keywords Affect Consumer Mindset About Diet Foods

ASU study shows the difference one calorie can make when it comes to influencing shoppers' health perceptions of 100 calorie mini packs

– Arizona State University (ASU)

Study Confirms Adopting Truth Commissions and Justice Measures in Post-Authoritarian Regimes Lowers Homicide Rates

According to new research led by Notre Dame Associate Professor Guillermo Trejo, nations that adopt transitional justice measures, such as truth commissions and judicial prosecutions for past human rights violations, experience lower homicide rates a...

– University of Notre Dame

Journal of Peace Research



One Big Reason Why Women Drop Out of Doctoral STEM Programs

Many women in doctoral degree programs in fields like engineering and physics are in a class of their own – and that’s not a good thing. A new study found that the fewer females who enter a doctoral program at the same time, the less likely any o...

– Ohio State University

National Bureau of Economic Research

Embargo expired on 17-Sep-2018 at 06:00 ET

Notre Dame’s Muñoz to speak at Justice Department’s Forum on Free Speech in Higher Education

Vincent Phillip Muñoz is among the academics chosen to participate in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Forum on Free Speech in Higher Education on Monday (Sept. 17) in Washington, D.C.

– University of Notre Dame


That’s the Spirit: UVA Darden Alumni Make Mark in Surging Craft Spirits Business

Two Darden alumni distilling on opposite coasts and making radically different products are in many ways emblematic of the movement, each trading successful financial careers to pursue a passion to craft a handmade product on a human scale.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Four Huge Social Issues UVA Darden Is Tackling Head-On

The UVA Darden School of Business is betting that the companies that most successfully navigate incidences of racial bias among their employees, issues of sexual harassment and other social ills — and do their part to get rid of them — will be th...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business


Suspending Young Students Risks Future Success in School

Some kindergartners and first-graders suspended from school can find it challenging to reverse the negative trajectory in their academic life, says a University of Michigan researcher.

– University of Michigan

Children and Youth Services Review

Love It, Don’t List It

Like a house in an HGTV show episode, Nifkin Lounge underwent a makeover during the spring and summer in response to concerns from the Undergraduate Student Association. This fall, it's time for the big reveal.

– SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

New CSU Students to Benefit from Changes to Developmental Education

Starting this fall semester, new education reforms are taking place at the CSU. Learn how faculty prepared to hit the ground running with big changes happening on campuses.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Law and Public Policy


Age, Race and Gender Split in Political Parties Could Lead to Voter Discrimination

A vastly expanding gap in age, gender and diversity is creating an even deeper divide between the Republican and Democratic parties. And a Vanderbilt University law expert on the 26th Amendment says this chasm between the nation’s largest generatio...

– Vanderbilt University

Syracuse Law Review

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Researchers find that Brexit will threaten the peace process and weaken human rights and equality protections in Northern Ireland

A major new research study launched today (Friday 14 September) at Queen’s University Belfast by researchers from BrexitLawNI has found that Brexit will have detrimental consequences for the peace process in Northern Ireland and will weaken human r...

– Queen's University Belfast

Embargo expired on 13-Sep-2018 at 19:05 ET

LifeWire Announcements

UNH to Study Impact of Intimate Partner Violence on Sexual Minority College Students

Researchers at the University of New Hampshire will undertake the largest study ever conducted on intimate partner violence among lesbian, gay, bisexual and other sexual minority college students thanks to a grant from the National Science Foundation...

– University of New Hampshire

National Science Foundation

LifeWire Higher Education Events

New York Institute of Technology to Host Ninth Annual Cybersecurity Conference

NYIT brings together experts from government, academia, and private industry to discuss new approaches to cyber threats.

– New York Institute of Technology

Leaders in visual, augmented reality to meet in Omaha Sept. 25, 26 for national modeling, simulation gathering

UNMC is hosting the National Modeling & Simulation Coalition 2018 National Meeting, which will be held Sept. 25- 26 in Omaha. The meeting is being co-hosted by the Interprofessional Experiential Center for Enduring Learning (iEXCELSM ) and the Nation...

– University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)





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