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Thursday, December 27, 2018

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Cannabis Use May Lessen Risk of Developing Alcohol-Related Pancreatitis

The pancreas is an organ located behind the stomach that produces enzymes and hormones that help with digestion and blood-sugar regulation. Both heavy drinking and gallstones can cause an inflamed pancreas, called pancreatitis, which is associated wi...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Embargo expired on 20-Dec-2018 at 10:00 ET

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Millions of Google Searches For Sexual Harassment, Assault Since #MeToo

An estimated 40 to 54 million Google searches for sexual harassment and assault were recorded in the United States in the eight months after public accusations against film producer Harvey Weinstein and the ensuing #MeToo movement. Searches related t...

– JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association

JAMA Internal Medicine

Embargo expired on 21-Dec-2018 at 11:00 ET


Cost to Walk Away From Facebook for a Year? More Than $1,000, New Study Finds

Using a series of auctions in which people were paid to close their accounts for as little as one day or as long as one year, a new study finds that Facebook users would require an average of more than $1,000 to deactivate their account for one year....

– Tufts University

PLOS ONE, Dec. 19, 2018

Strong committed relationships can buffer military suicides

Can being in a strong committed relationship reduce the risk of suicide? Researchers at Michigan State University believe so, especially among members of the National Guard.

– Michigan State University

Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior - American Association of Suicidology, November 2018

The joy of giving lasts longer than the joy of getting

The happiness we feel after a particular event or activity diminishes each time we experience that event, a phenomenon known as hedonic adaptation. But giving to others may be the exception to this rule, according to new research from the University ...

– University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Why Did The Grinch Steal Christmas? Rutgers Psychology Professor on Using Holiday Stories to Understand Holiday Depression

Dr. Anthony Tobia, a – psychiatrist at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School explains why the Grinch stole Christmas, and uses holiday stories to study symptoms of mental illness in his psychology courses at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School ...

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– Rutgers University-New Brunswick



App Improves Communication in Non-Verbal Children with Autism

A community-based, pilot study shows a high-tech app is as effective as low-tech picture card intervention at improving social and communication skills in children with autism.

– Saint Joseph's University

Autism Research; PCO-FUND-GA-2013-608728

LifeWire Announcements

UVA Darden, Virginia Community Capital Announce BWS Landscaping as Winner of 2018 Tayloe Murphy Resilience Award

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business Institute for Business in Society and Virginia Community Capital (VCC) announced BWS Landscaping as the winner of the 2018 Tayloe Murphy Resilience Award during the 2018 Learning Exchange in Richmo...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Novelist Jennifer Egan to Headline Amherst College Litfest 2019, February 27–March 2

Amherst College will host LitFest 2019 celebrating fiction, nonfiction, poetry and spoken-word performance on Feb. 27-March 2. The festival will feature readings, conversations and book signings with writers Jennifer Egan, Elizabeth Kolbert, Charles ...

– Amherst College





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