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Early adversity in life may lead to stress-related drinking during adulthood

Many factors influence alcohol consumption during adulthood. Individuals who experience early adversity (EA) in their lives tend to be more vulnerable to stress-related drinking or other stress-related addiction. This vulnerability can be exacerbated...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) in Minneapolis, June 22-26, 2019

Embargo expired on 26-Jun-2019 at 09:00 ET

Love and alcohol: Romantic relationships can influence genetic predispositions for alcohol problems

How do the people we love shape our drinking? Researchers know that both genetic and environmental factors – the latter including relationships with other people – influence alcohol outcomes such as abuse or dependence. Interdisciplinary research...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) in Minneapolis, June 22-26, 2019

Embargo expired on 26-Jun-2019 at 09:00 ET

Are testosterone-boosting supplements effective? Not likely, according to new research

New research points toward testosterone-boosting supplements as having little or no known effect

– Keck Medicine of USC

The World Journal of Men’s Health

Public Comment Period for IDSA/AAN/ACR Draft Lyme Disease Guidelines Open Through Aug. 10

The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), and the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) have opened a public comment period for the draft of their joint guidelines for the prevention, diagnosis, and ...

– Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)


Two different cannabis compounds make a difference in how much alcohol someone drinks

Alcohol and cannabis are commonly used together, and their co-use has public health implications. A preliminary study looked at the effects of two cannabinoids – delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), and cannabidiol (CBD) – on drinking and craving....

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) in Minneapolis, June 22-26, 2019

Embargo expired on 25-Jun-2019 at 09:00 ET

Drinking context has a significant impact on perception of alcohol effects

Alcohol is a complicated beverage; it can have stimulating, sedating, and various subjective effects. These effects can, in turn, predict future drinking behavior as well as risk for alcohol problems.

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) in Minneapolis, June 22-26, 2019

Embargo expired on 25-Jun-2019 at 09:00 ET

Arts and Humanities


Designing better products for off-grid, backcountry situations

A group of Iowa State University industrial design students recently spent two weeks “off grid” in the American Southwest — an experience that has sparked a slew of ideas for new products the students are now designing for backcountry adventure...

– Iowa State University


Treasures From Site of John the Baptist’s Martyrdom Brought to New Light Through Mississippi State’s Cobb Institute of Archaeology

E. Jerry Vardaman was the first to lead an excavation of the ancient site of Machaerus—the place in modern-day Jordan near the Dead Sea where John the Baptist was imprisoned and beheaded by Herod Antipas. The excavation was in 1968 when Vardaman wa...

– Mississippi State University

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Injury More Likely Due to Abuse When Child Was With Male Caregiver

The odds of child physical abuse vs. accidental injury increased substantially when the caregiver at the time of injury was male, according to a new study published in The Journal of Pediatrics.

– Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

The Journal of Pediatrics, June-2019

Embargo expired on 26-Jun-2019 at 00:05 ET

Good parent vs. good employee

Managing a reputation as both a good employee and devoted parent can lead to serious consequences for working parents, according to new research from the University of Georgia.

– University of Georgia

Academy of Management Review

The environmental impact of the protein we consume

Whether you're a bacon fanatic, a vegan, or somewhere in between, the choices you make about the foods you consume matter. So how does a person weigh both the nutritional quality and the environmental impact of a food? Recently published research fro...

– Arizona State University (ASU)

Sustainability 2019, 11(10), 2747

Can Facebook improve your mental health?

Contrary to popular belief, using social media and the internet regularly could improve mental health among adults and help fend off serious psychological distress, such as depression and anxiety, finds a new Michigan State University study. Communic...

– Michigan State University

Journal of Computer Mediated-Communication


Shorter Rotations in Intensive Care Units Mitigate Burnout Among Physicians

Shortening the length of rotations in a medical intensive care unit (MICU) from the traditional 14-consecutive day schedule to only seven days helps mitigate burnout among critical care physicians, according to a new Penn Medicine pilot study publish...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine / June 2019

Embargo expired on 25-Jun-2019 at 00:00 ET

Puppy love: Choosing the perfect pooch poses challenges similar to dating

Indiana University psychologists who study relationship choice have found that when it comes to picking a canine companion, what people say they want in a dog isn't always in line with what they choose.

– Indiana University

Behavior Research Methods

Viewing pornography increases unethical behavior at work

New research discovers employees who view pornography aren't just costing companies millions of dollars in wasted time, they're causing harm to the company.

– Brigham Young University

Journal of Business Ethics

Babies can learn link between language and ethnicity, study suggests

Eleven-month-old infants can learn to associate the language they hear with ethnicity, recent research from the University of British Columbia suggests.

– University of British Columbia

Developmental Psychobiology

Tech or traditional toys: Which are best for your children?

Your kids are probably crazy about those interactive, flashy, customizable digital toys.

– LifeBridge Health

Get your rest: Why interrupted sleep affects more than your alertness

Don’t take a good night’s sleep for granted. It’s more important for your overall health than you may think.

– LifeBridge Health

Four Approaches to Understanding and Moving Beyond Dysfunctional Deliberation

It may feel like we have reached an impasse in the debate over issues such as gun violence, climate change and immigration. To improve the level of discourse, an Iowa State assistant professor of English offers four strategies to work toward understa...

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– Iowa State University

After Gun Violence: Deliberation and Memory in an Age of Political Gridlock


Americans Overestimate Income for Children from Wealthy & Middle-Income Families—and Underestimate It for Children from Poor Ones

Americans overestimate the future income for children from wealthy and middle-income families, but underestimate that for children from poor ones, finds a new study.

– New York University

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Embargo expired on 24-Jun-2019 at 15:00 ET

Culture Shapes How We Learn to Reason?

New research in the U.S. and China suggests there isn’t a universal trajectory for how abstract thought develops in children -- and that cultural environment may play a role. If you made any plans for next week, congratulations! You’ve de...

– University of California San Diego

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Embargo expired on 24-Jun-2019 at 15:00 ET

Screams contain a 'calling card' for the vocalizer's identity

Human screams convey a level of individual identity that may help explain their evolutionary origins, finds a study by scientists at Emory University.

– Emory Health Sciences


Want to earn a college football scholarship? Better start tweeting

University of Iowa researchers found that high school athletes who talk themselves up on social media are more apt to receive scholarship offers from Division I universities, especially lower-rated recruits, with more offers coming to athletes whose ...

– University of Iowa



Lessons from Columbine: New technology provides insight during active shooter situations

Run, hide, fight. It has become a mantra for how to act during an active shooter situation. The idea is to escape the situation or protect oneself, and counter the gunman as a last resort.

– Purdue University

AnyLogic Conference

Expanding Role of RNs to Serve Rural Communities

To address the shortage of health-care professionals in rural and underserved areas, nurse-researchers are helping rural clinics more fully utilize registered nurses in primary care and have expanded the South Dakota State University nursing curricul...

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– South Dakota State University


Study Snapshot: Missed Exams and Lost Opportunities: Who Could Gain from Expanded College Admission Testing?

Universal college admission testing in the state of Virginia could increase the number of high school graduates with test scores competitive for admission at universities in the state by as much as 40 percent—and at the most selective institutions,...

– American Educational Research Association (AERA)


Better training improves physics education

A shortage of high school physics teachers has led to teachers with little-to-no training taking over physics classrooms, reports show. This has led to additional stress and job dissatisfaction for those teachers—and a difficult learning experience...

– Ohio State University

Augustana University Named One of the Best Colleges Nationally for Post-Graduate Employment

Career site Zippia named Augustana one of the top colleges nationally for post-graduation employment. Augustana was ranked second in the nation based on data from College Scorecard.

– Augustana University, South Dakota

Law and Public Policy


Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt Reminds Drivers About July 1 Cellphone Ban

Injury prevention experts at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt hope the state’s newest law banning cellphone use while driving will have an impact.

– Vanderbilt University Medical Center


Trump’s tweets reveal hidden unity between Democrats, Republicans

Democrats and Republicans may stand on opposite ends of the political spectrum, but both parties share a hidden agreement surrounding President Donald Trump’s online behavior, found a new University at Buffalo study.

– University at Buffalo

Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Conference on Web and Social Media, Jun-2019


Political scientist offers tips, insight on what to watch for as presidential debates begin

Thomas Holbrook, who has studied presidential campaigns for nearly three decades, is a distinguished professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

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– University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

AED and NAMED Respond to the Media Coverage of Restrictive Diets as ‘Biohacking’

The Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) and National Association for Males with Eating Disorders Respond to the Media Coverage of Restrictive Diets as ‘Biohacking’

– Academy for Eating Disorders (AED)

Reauthorization of PAHPA Builds Foundation for Public Health Readiness

The reauthorization of the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act signed by the president Monday includes measures that are critical to ensure that our nation has the resources and expertise needed to confront, control and combat emerging public h...

– Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)

Defending America From Foreign Election Interference

The United States needs to safeguard the democratic process against foreign interference. It should ensure both the technical integrity of the voting system and that voters are not subjected to foreign influence operations that violate campaign laws....

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Max Bergmann and Max Boot, Council on Foreign Relations Press, March 06, 2019.

LifeWire Announcements

FAU Receives $1.5 Million to Train Veteran Nursing Students to Care for Other Veterans

Nurses who have served in the military themselves are uniquely positioned to care for other veterans. With a grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, FAU’s Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing will form a primary care workf...

– Florida Atlantic University

Defending Democracy From Cyber Warfare

The Jeff Bleich Centre for the US Alliance in Digital Technology, Security, and Governance will be the first research centre in Australia to adopt a multidisciplinary approach to social science by bringing together the three key areas of technology, ...

– Flinders University

includes video

TMS and MRS Announce 2019-2020 Congressional Science and Engineering Fellow

Alexander Martin, postdoctoral fellow in the Molecular Design Institute at New York University’s Department of Chemistry has been announced as the 2019-2020 TMS/MRS Congressional Science and Engineering Fellow.

– TMS (The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society)

UVA Darden Taps Innovation Expert to Lead Degree Programs

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business announces the appointment of Professor Jeanne Liedtka to the role of senior associate dean for degree programs.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Eight Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Faculty to Become FAANs

Eight faculty from the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) have been selected for induction as fellows of the American Academy of Nursing (AAN). The recognition sets aside nursing leaders as the most highly distinguished within the profession and...

– Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Texas Tech University’s College of Education Names New Dean

Jesse Perez Mendez has been named dean of Texas Tech University's College of Education. He begins in the role Aug. 1. Mendez was one of five finalists in the search for a replacement for Dean Scott Ridley, who led the college from 2011 until his deat...

– Texas Tech University

2019 IFTSA Competition Winners

The Institute of Food Technologists Student Association (IFTSA) recognized more than 20 student groups from around the globe as winners of the 2019 IFTSA competitions.

– Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)

IFT19: Feed Your Future

University of Maryland School of Pharmacy Offers Nation’s First MS Degree in Medical Cannabis Science and Therapeutics

Two-year program is the first of its kind in the United States to provide students with the knowledge needed to support patients and the medical cannabis industry, add to existing research, and develop well-informed medical cannabis policy.

– University of Maryland, Baltimore

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LifeWire Marketplace

ECS Partners with IOP Publishing for Journal Services

The Electrochemical Society (ECS) has selected IOP Publishing (IOPP) as its journals publishing partner, scheduled to take effect in 2020.

– The Electrochemical Society





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