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08-Feb-2019


Low Levels of Blood Alcohol Produce Measurable Physiological and Subjective Effects in Social Drinkers

Subtle physiological changes involving the cardiovascular and autonomic nervous systems after exposure to alcohol are difficult to perceive in humans, particularly at lower alcohol levels. Researchers sought to determine the effect of acute intraven...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Embargo expired on 08-Feb-2019 at 10:00 ET

07-Feb-2019


Higher Prices and Non-alcoholic Beverages Reduce Drinking in French and American University Students

Behavioral economics is the study of the individual, cultural, and social factors that influence economic decisions. Behavioral economic approaches have identified several characteristics that determine individuals’ demand for alcoholic beverages a...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Embargo expired on 07-Feb-2019 at 10:00 ET

Social and Behavioral Sciences

11-Feb-2019


Shameful Secrets Bother Us More Than Guilty Secrets

Everyone has secrets, but what causes someone to think about them over and over again? People who feel shame about a secret, as opposed to guilt, are more likely to be consumed by thoughts of what they are hiding, according to research published by t...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Emotion

Embargo expired on 11-Feb-2019 at 09:00 ET


Your genes could impact the quality of your marriage

The quality of your marriage could be affected by your genes, according to new research conducted at Binghamton University, State University of New York.

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

Journal of Family Psychology, Nov-2018

includes video


Bias may affect providers’ knowledge of transgender health

Transphobia, not education, predicts provider knowledge of transgender health care.

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Medical Education

08-Feb-2019


Safe to use hands-free devices in the car? Yes, according to research

New research from the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) suggests that drivers who use hands-free electronic devices, as opposed to handheld ones, are less likely to get into a crash.

– Virginia Tech

Science Direct


Neurologists speak out about gender disparity at global stroke gathering

The International Stroke Conference (ISC) attracts thousands of neurologists each year to network with fellow experts and watch compelling presentations on the very latest advances in clinical care, science, and education. Joining those presentations...

– University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

07-Feb-2019


Americans Trust Headlines That Match Their Political Leanings

New findings show that Americans are more likely to believe that a news story is accurate if the headline aligns with their political views — and that it does not matter whether the headline comes from a source that aligns with the reader’s views...

– American Technion Society

2019 Computation + Journalism Symposium


High-Calorie Desserts Might Not Be All Bad

If you’re going to choose dessert first, then the high-calorie option might lead to your eating a healthier meal, unless you have a lot on your mind, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied


Sociologists study the impact religion has on child development

Do children raised by religious parents have better social and psychological development than those raised in non-religious homes? In a new study, researchers found that religion can be a mixed blessing for children as they get older.

– University of Texas at San Antonio

Religions


High rates of weight-based bullying found among LBGTQ adolescents

Adolescents who identify as LGBTQ often face victimization and bullying because of their sexual and/or gender identity. New research from the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity and the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at the Un...

– Wiley

Pediatric Obesity


WVU researchers assess how a vegetarian diet can help prevent or control diabetes

As West Virginia University works toward becoming the world’s first Blue Zones Certified university, a graduate-student researcher in the WVU School of Public Health is exploring how one of the Blue Zone Project’s tenets—eating an abundance of ...

– West Virginia University

doi: 10.1007/s11892-018-1070-9


Game behavior can give a hint about player gender

Researchers from ITMO University managed to predict people's personality features such as gender using data from online gaming platform. This is one of the first studies where machine learning is applied to analyze a large amount of game data.

– ITMO University

33rd AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence


Hispanic males most likely to have a fatal interaction with police in segregated neighborhoods

Hispanic males were two times more likely to have a fatal interaction with the police in neighborhoods that have a high percentage of Hispanic residents – and police agencies with more Hispanic officers were associated with higher odds of Hispanic ...

– University at Buffalo

Social Science & Medicine


Relationship counseling encourages couples HIV testing

It's long been known that couples HIV testing and counseling is an effective way to mutually disclose HIV status and link to health care––unfortunately, couples don't use it even though it's widely available.

– University of Michigan

ournal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Feb-2019

Education

08-Feb-2019


Considering Fed Action in 'Messy' Times

As January draws to a close, the U.S economy finds itself in uncharted territory, with conventional measures of strength such as the low unemployment with a topsy-turvy stock market, the longest-ever U.S. government shutdown and a U.S. president open...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business


Flour-Powered B Corp CEO Shares How Values Create Value at UVA Darden Net Impact Week

King Arthur Flour enjoys cult-like devotion from serious bakers, who are willing to pay a premium for a product whose high protein content and quality specifications are valued for superior cakes, cookies and bread.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

07-Feb-2019


A Darden Scholarship, an Online Course and a ‘Dream Come True’

Selam Kairu lives in Nairobi, Kenya, but she credits a lot of her business’s growth to lessons learned from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, approximately 7,600 miles away.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business


CSU Says Goodbye to Single-Use Plastics

By 2023, the California State University's 23 campuses will be eliminating the use and sale of all single-use plastics including plastic straws, water bottles and bags.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office


WIU Terrorism Researcher’s New Book Offers Insights into Family Terror Networks, Their Implications and How to Combat this Growing Feature of Global Terrorism

A new book authored by Western Illinois University Homeland Security Professor Dean C. Alexander addresses the aspects of family terror networks, their implications and countering this increasingly prominent facet of international terrorism.

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– Western Illinois University

Law and Public Policy

11-Feb-2019


Research to Use Innovative Data Science Tools to Study Pretrial Detention in More than 1,000 U.S. Counties

A team of researchers will use data science techniques to study the impacts of pretrial detention in more than 1,000 U.S. counties—including many rural counties that have remained largely unstudied.

– New York University

07-Feb-2019


Parenting in the age of legal pot: Household rules, conversations help guide teen use

The legalization of marijuana in Washington state in 2012 gave parents the opportunity for a new teachable moment. Many say that as society has become more permissive, they want information and advice.

– University of Washington

Journal of Child and Family Studies


Trump's Legacy Still Uncertain, Suggest Experts on Nation's Collective Memory

While Trump’s legacy may indeed hinge on his ability to overcome partisan differences, ongoing research from Washington University in St. Louis suggests that most U.S. presidents are destined to fade quickly from the nation’s collective memory. ...

– Washington University in St. Louis

Current Directions in Psychological Science

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs


Immigrant Family Separations Must End, Psychologist Tells Congressional Panel

Forced separation of immigrant families trying to enter the United States must cease, and parents and children who have been separated must have access to trauma-informed mental health care, a psychologist told a congressional panel today.

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Embargo expired on 07-Feb-2019 at 10:30 ET

LifeWire Announcements


Meet Doctor/Chef Robert Graham, Co–Founder of FRESH Medicine and Meatless Monday Ambassador at the Healthy Food Expo New York, part of the International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York

Chef Robert E. Graham will discuss how our food system and food trends have misshapen the way we eat and how to use food as medicine. What you’ll learn from his session: How to leverage concepts like Meatless Monday to encourage consumers to inc...

– Monday Campaigns


Research to Use Innovative Data Science Tools to Study Pretrial Detention in More than 1,000 U.S. Counties

A team of researchers will use data science techniques to study the impacts of pretrial detention in more than 1,000 U.S. counties—including many rural counties that have remained largely unstudied.

– New York University


UVA Darden Ideas to Action Presents New, Expanded Platform for Thought Leadership

A powerful resource for individuals seeking actionable insights into the leading edge of business practice is now available from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business: the newly enhanced thought leadership platform Darden Ideas to Acti...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business


Tulane, Delgado Sign Transfer Student Agreement

Tulane University’s School of Professional Advancement (SoPA) and Delgado Community College recently signed a transfer student agreement that creates a pathway for Delgado graduates to complete bachelor’s degrees at Tulane.

– Tulane University


Dominican University Receives Clare Boothe Luce Scholarships for Undergraduate Women Pursuing Sciences

Clare Boothe Luce funding will support four two-year, full-ride scholarships for undergraduate women pursuing majors in chemistry, mathematics and computer science.

– Dominican University


UW-Milwaukee names new dean of the Lubar School of Business

Kaushal Chari has been named dean of the Lubar School of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He begins his tenure in June 2019.

– University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

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