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Attention: over forties at high risk of harm from alcohol/prescription drug interactions

People who drink alcohol while using medications that interact with it are higher risk of harm from overdose, falls, and traffic accidents. In recent years, there has been a documented increase in alcohol-related adverse drug reactions

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Embargo expired on 28-May-2019 at 10:00 ET

Booze + Pot: Increased risk for college students elevates need for campus prevention

Simultaneous use of alcohol and marijuana is riskier than using either substance alone, because their effects can interact and cause excessive depression of the central nervous system. This can result in more negative consequences such as driving und...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Embargo expired on 28-May-2019 at 10:00 ET

Arts and Humanities


Homo sapiens may have had several routes of dispersal across Asia in the Late Pleistocene

Homo sapiens may have had a variety of routes to choose from while dispersing across Asia during the Late Pleistocene Epoch, according to a study released May 29, 2019



Embargo expired on 29-May-2019 at 14:00 ET

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Belief in Learning Styles Myth May Be Detrimental

WASHINGTON -- Many people, including educators, believe learning styles are set at birth and predict both academic and career success even though there is no scientific evidence to support this common myth, according to new research published by the ...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Journal of Educational Psychology

Embargo expired on 30-May-2019 at 09:00 ET

UNH Researchers Say Companies Need to Get Schooled on Sexual Harassment Training

From Hollywood to Washington, D.C., and everywhere in between, there has been a steady stream of high-profile sexual harassment allegations making headlines and starting conversations about better awareness. While many businesses have sexual harassme...

– University of New Hampshire

Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Vol 12, Issue 1


Does being seen really make cyclists safer on the road?

Researchers from UBC Okanagan have determined motorists tended to give cyclists wearing high-visibility vests more room on the road, compared to cyclists without high-visibility clothing.

– University of British Columbia's Okanagan Campus


Seeing Disfigured Faces Prompts Negative Brain and Behavior Responses

A new study led by Penn Medicine researchers, which published today in Scientific Reports, found that people have implicit negative biases against people with disfigured faces, without knowingly harboring such biases.

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Scientific Reports

Structural Sexism: FSU Researcher Offers New Perspective on Gender and Health Inequality

A Florida State University researcher has found gender inequality in U.S. states is bad for everybody’s health. In a new study published in the American Sociological Review, FSU Assistant Professor Patricia Homan developed a new structural sexism a...

– Florida State University

American Sociological Review


Put More Father Friendly Cues in OBGYN Offices, Rutgers-led Study Suggests

A new Rutgers-led study finds that by adding a few subtle cues to prenatal care waiting rooms, such as photos of men and babies, and pamphlets and magazines aimed toward men, OBGYNS can get fathers more involved in prenatal care and increase healthie...

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

PLoS ONE May 9, 2019

Seven students to visit WVU for summer psychology research program

College students from across the U.S. will visit West Virginia University this summer for their first research experiences.

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Changing the conversation about elective sterilization for women

There are stark differences in the information provided and conversations doctors have with women and men about elective sterilization. Iowa State researchers analyze the influence of gender and how doctors and patients can improve these conversation...

– Iowa State University

Rhetoric of Health and Medicine

Academic Pair Fills Gap in Sport-Management Research

Dr. Amanda Paule-Koba, associate professor of sport management at BGSU, and her colleague at the University of Arkansas, Dr. Sarah Stokowski, co-edit a new journal, JADE, whose goal is to focus on research into the athletic experience.

– Bowling Green State University



Internship Leads to Full-Time Job at NREL

An interest in managing energy distribution plus the skills Prateek Munankarmi learned in graduate school led to an NREL internship--and now a full-time job.

– South Dakota State University

Aggie ACHIEVE: The Inclusive College Experience

This fall, we celebrate the launch of Aggie ACHIEVE, the state’s first inclusive, four-year postsecondary education program for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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– Texas A&M University

Law and Public Policy


Study: Continuity, Not Change, Marked President Trump’s First Year

While the various unilateral executive actions taken by President Donald Trump during the first year of his administration received great public scrutiny, a new Vanderbilt analysis shows he didn’t actually use them any more or less than his immedia...

– Vanderbilt University

PS: Political Science & Politics

LifeWire Announcements

U. of Utah launches master’s degree specifically for entrepreneurs

The David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah is taking its top 10 ranked program for entrepreneurship to new heights with a master’s degree designed for serious entrepreneurs. The degree is called the Master of Business Creation (M...

– University of Utah, David Eccles School of Business

Head named for Ken and Mary Alice Lindquist Department of Nuclear Engineering

Jean Paul Allain has been named the inaugural head of the recently established Ken and Mary Alice Lindquist Department of Nuclear Engineering at Penn State, effective July 1.

– Penn State College of Engineering

Ocean and space exploration blend at URI’s Graduate School of Oceanography

KINGSTON, R.I., — May 29, 2019 — Scientists with a NASA-led expedition are operating from the Inner Space Center at the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography as colleagues explore the deep Pacific Ocean to prepare to sear...

– University of Rhode Island

New Wind Instrument Philosophy Introduces Novel Possibilities for Musical Performance

After eight years of work, Jonas Braasch, professor of architecture and arts at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has figured out how to play a soprano saxophone as a brass instrument, a flute, a double-reed instrument, and a single-reed instrument. ...

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Ebola Crisis in DRC Demands Immediate, Ongoing Investments

The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s North Kivu province remains uncontrolled despite heroic efforts on the part of international and local responders. The spread of the disease continues to pose imminent risks of cross-border t...

– Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and the HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA)

NUS opens Singapore History Prize to global nomination of non-fiction and fiction works

The Department of History at the National University of Singapore (NUS) Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences today announced the opening of the second round of the NUS Singapore History Prize.

– National University of Singapore

Quit Smoking for World No Tobacco Day. Stay Quit with Monday.

On Friday, May 31st, the World Health Organization will ask smokers worldwide to put down their cigarettes for World No Tobacco Day. To increase the odds for success, researchers suggest using every Monday as a weekly opportunity to quit and stay qui...

– Monday Campaigns

UIC to offer in-state tuition to students from any of the 573 tribal nations in US

The University of Illinois at Chicago will offer in-state tuition to American Indian/Native Alaska students from the 573 tribal nations in U.S.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

CUR Chemistry Division Selects First Outstanding Mentorship Awardees

The Council on Undergraduate Research's Chemistry Division selects Maryam Foroozesh (Xavier Univ of Louisiana), Yuanbing Mao (Univ of Texas Rio Grande Valley), and Ipsita Banerjee (Fordham Univ) as first recipients of the Outstanding Mentorship Award...

– Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Smithsonian Regents Name Lonnie Bunch 14th Smithsonian Secretary

The Smithsonian Institution’s Board of Regents announced today it elected Lonnie G. Bunch III, director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, as the 14th Secretary of the Smithsonian, effective June 16. ...

– Smithsonian Institution

APA Highlights Books for LGBTQ+ Children and Families for Pride Month

In honor of Pride Month, the American Psychological Association is highlighting books from its children’s book imprint, Magination Press, that are for LGBTQ+ children, young adults, families and allies. Magination Press books use psychological scie...

– American Psychological Association (APA)





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