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Monday, May 20, 2019

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Stigma towards sexual minorities increases alcohol craving

Exposure to stigma elicits negative mood and alcohol craving among sexual minority young adults who are heavy drinkers, according to findings from a novel study at American University, Washington, DC, and Brown University, Rhode Island.

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Embargo expired on 17-May-2019 at 10:00 ET

Arts and Humanities


Cedars-Sinai Volunteers Turn Music Into Medicine

Just hours before Rebecca Woolf's 44-year-old husband died of pancreatic cancer, the melodic tones of a harp wafted into his hospital room. Rebecca describes the music as a gift. Cedars-Sinai’s long-running Music for Healing program dispatches musi...

– Cedars-Sinai


New Brooklyn monument to honor first African American Congresswoman

A monument honoring political icon Shirley Chisholm — the first African American woman elected to Congress — will soon rise in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. It will be the first of five monuments designed to honor women who have made significant co...

– Cornell University

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Teens with ADHD Get More Traffic Violations for Risky Driving, Have Higher Crash Risk Regardless of Age When Licensed

Teen drivers diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are significantly more likely to crash, be issued traffic and moving violations, and engage in risky driving behaviors than their peers without ADHD.

– Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Pediatrics, May-2019

Embargo expired on 20-May-2019 at 00:05 ET

People In Higher Social Class Have An Exaggerated Belief That They Are More Capable Than Others

-- People who see themselves as being in a higher social class may tend to have an exaggerated belief that they are more adept than their equally capable lower-class counterparts, and that overconfidence can often be misinterpreted by others as great...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Journal of Personality and Social Psychology

Embargo expired on 20-May-2019 at 09:00 ET

Young Children Willing to Punish Misbehavior, Even at Personal Cost, New Research Shows

Children as young as three years old are willing to punish others’ bad behavior, even at personal cost, finds a new study by psychology researchers at New York University.

– New York University

Journal of Experimental Psychology

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Study shows that other factors besides ingratitude drive teachers to quit

A comprehensive occupational health study evaluating intent-to-quit in public school teachers,” shows that other factors besides ingratitude drive teachers to quit

– Texas State University

Journal of Applied Biobehavioral Research

Gaps in Child Flourishing Narrow with Family Resilience and Connection

Less than half of school-aged children in the U.S. are flourishing, according to a new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. However, children living in families with higher levels of resilience and connecti...

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Health Affairs

Owning a dog is influenced by our genetic make-up

A team of Swedish and British scientists have studied the heritability of dog ownership using information from 35,035 twin pairs from the Swedish Twin Registry.

– Uppsala University

Scientific Reports


To win online debates, social networks worth a thousand words

According to Cornell researchers, social interactions are more important than language in predicting who is going to succeed at online debating. However, the most accurate model for predicting successful debaters combines information about social int...

– Cornell University

Web Conference, May 2019

Brain activity of Spanish Popular Party voters triggered by rivals

The findings of the study show that, at the cerebral level, it is more effective for Spanish political parties to design their campaigns

– University of Granada

Children describe technology that gives them a sense of ambiguity as 'creepy'

University of Washington researchers have defined for the first time what children mean when they say technology is “creepy.”

– University of Washington

2019 ACM CHI conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems

Law and Public Policy


Economists Find Net Benefit in Soda Tax

A team of economists has concluded that soda taxes serve as a “net good,” an assessment based on an analysis of health benefits and consumer behavior.

– New York University

Quarterly Journal of Economics and the Journal of Economic Perspectives

Embargo expired on 20-May-2019 at 00:15 ET


Human Capital Benefits of Military Boost Economy by Billions

A recent study finds that U.S. government spending on military personnel has a positive impact on the nation’s human capital – essentially improving the American workforce. The study estimates the economic impact of this human capital improvement...

– North Carolina State University

Social Science Journal, May-2019


Embargoed AJPH research: Heroin overdose decline, global health aid and U.S. image, ACA disability disparities

In this issue, find new public health research on heroin overdose rates, global health aid, and the Affordable Care Act.

– American Public Health Association (APHA)

American Journal of Public Health

Embargo expired on 16-May-2019 at 16:00 ET

Thinking Locally

WCS 3-Sentence Science: Policies and interventions designed based on indicators of human well-being can potentially do unintentional harm if there is a mismatch between local and global worldviews.

– Wildlife Conservation Society

Conservation Science and Practice

Using “Systems Thinking” for Conservation Change

WCS 3-Sentence Science: “Systems thinking,” which considers the elements, interconnections, and function or goal of things, offers approaches that could help conservation be more adaptive, transparent, and evidence-based.

– Wildlife Conservation Society

Conservation Science and Practice

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

APA Lauds Equality Act as Good for Business, Health and Families

WASHINGTON -- Following is the statement of Rosie Phillips Davis, PhD, president of the American Psychological Association, on the passage of the Equality Act (H.R. 5) by the U.S. House of Representatives:

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) Releases Policy Statement on Airline Seating

The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) has released its policy statement on airline seating in response to Congress requiring FAA update standards for passenger seat dimensions.

– Human Factors and Ergonomics Society

LifeWire Announcements

Duquesne University to Host Summer Meetings of the Council on Undergraduate Research in 2021

Duquesne University in Pittsburgh will host the Undergraduate Research Programs Division Conference, Executive Board Meeting, and Annual Business Meeting of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) in June 2021.

– Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Annual Business Meeting of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Olivia Reyes Selected as Inaugural CUR Trimmer Travel Fund Awardee

Olivia Reyes, a 2018 graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma, has been selected as the recipient of the first Trimmer Travel Award of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

– Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Minnesota Students Honored for Making “A Clean Start” in the Classroom

A group of Minnesota middle-schoolers knows a thing or two about teaching the meaning of clean. Now, they are receiving national recognition for those efforts.

– American Cleaning Institute

Nadeem Karimbux Named Dean of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

Nadeem Karimbux, an accomplished dental educator, researcher, clinician and leader, has been named the 17th dean of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. He will assume his new role on July 1.

– Tufts University

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Henry Ford Health System's Artsy Investment

Henry Ford Health System’s newest investment in the city of Detroit features just about every color on the color wheel. The artwork on the walls is splashy and spirited and the floor is the original – scruffy and worn – from days of a bygone er...

– Henry Ford Health System

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West Virginia University becomes first in U.S. to offer technical art history degree

Students interested in the science behind art and its conservation will now be able to study at West Virginia University in the Bachelor of Arts in Technical Art History program, the first degree of its kind in the nation.

– West Virginia University

Nationally regarded engineer and academic leader chosen for chancellor at Missouri S&T

University of Missouri System President Mun Choi today announced the appointment of Dr. Mohammad Dehghani, vice provost for research, innovation and entrepreneurship at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey, as the next chancellor of...

– Missouri University of Science and Technology

Medical Librarians “Elevate” Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Setting Sights High for MLA ’19 in Chicago

From May 3rd through 8th, an estimated 1,600 medical librarians, informationists, library directors and other health information professionals from around the world met at the Hyatt Regency Chicago to participate in MLA ’19: “Elevate,” the 119t...

– Medical Library Association

MLA ’19: “Elevate,”

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Class of 2019 Encouraged To Change the World

During the 213th Commencement Ceremony at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the nation’s oldest technological university, the Honorable John P. Holdren urged the Class of 2019 to become emissaries “on the relevance of science and technology to th...

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Ithaca College Graduates Told They Have Great Responsibility to Next Generation

Mildred García, president of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, told graduates at Ithaca College’s 124th Commencement ceremony that they have a profound responsibility to use the achievement of their degree to serve as a ...

– Ithaca College

College Entrance for Baltimore’s MERIT Students is Earned, Not Bought

Graduating high-school seniors in the Baltimore-based MERIT Health Leadership Academy have earned over $9 million in scholarships and gained acceptance to some of the most prestigious universities across the country. By devoting significant time and ...

– Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Republican Bill Weld to Inaugurate U.S. Presidential Candidate Forum Series at Salisbury University

Salisbury University, the Greater Salisbury Committee and the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce bring U.S. presidential hopefuls to the Eastern Shore through a new series, “Visits with the U.S. Presidential Candidates.” The first guest is former...

– Salisbury University





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