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35-year study explores generational differences in problem drinking

Problem drinking has become more common in the US in recent decades. The San Diego Prospective Study (SDPS), which began in 1978, revealed an almost two-fold increase in alcohol problems and alcohol use disorder among the current generation of young-...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

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

Study highlights gaps and opportunities in emergency room care for intoxicated minors

Alcohol and other drug intoxication in minors is a public health challenge. European surveys reveal that schoolchildren start drinking alcohol at an average age of 12, and a third of Spanish 14 to 18 year-olds admit to binge drinking ─ consuming fi...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research

Arts and Humanities


Greek temple ruins suggest lifting machines in use 1.5 centuries earlier than previously believed

New research from the University of Notre Dame adds nuance to the broadly accepted view that the crane was not in use until 515 B.C. by demonstrating how forerunners to the machine were experimented with as early as 700-650 B.C.   

– University of Notre Dame

Annual of the British School at Athens

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Social and Behavioral Sciences


Small units help people eat more veggies

Research shows food presentation can affect eating behaviors

– University of Georgia

Food Quality and Preference


Study finds many psychiatric disorders have heightened impulsivity

The study analyzed data from studies across eight different psychiatric disorders, including major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, schizophrenia, eating disorders, and others.

– McMaster University

JAMA Psychiatry

Embargo expired on 28-Aug-2019 at 11:00 ET

Could Marriage Stave Off Dementia?

Dementia and marital status could be linked, according to a new Michigan State University study that found married people are less likely to experience dementia as they age. On the other hand, divorcees are about twice as likely as married people to ...

– Michigan State University

Journals of Gerontology: Series B


Kids from disadvantaged neighborhoods more likely to be obese as adults

Children who grow up in disadvantaged neighborhoods are nearly one-third more likely to experience obesity as adults, according to new research from Cornell University.

– Cornell University

Health & Place

First-of-its-kind study shows link between unhealthy diet and symptoms of depression in youth

Diet matters when it comes to depression. Teens who have a high-sodium, low-potassium diet are at a higher risk of depression.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Physiological Reports

Intimate Partner Violence Against Women Creates Economic Hardship, Rutgers Study Finds

Women who experience intimate partner violence, including physical, emotional, and controlling abuse, are more likely to suffer material hardship – the inability to purchase food, housing, utilities, medical care or other needs for a healthy life, ...

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Violence Against Women

Adolescents' fun seeking predicts both risk taking and prosocial behavior

Research shows that risk-taking behaviors, such as binge drinking, may increase throughout adolescence.

– Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD)

Child Development


Kids ‘test drive’ social media in new interactive simulations

Educators across the country can now use interactive tutorials to teach elementary and middle schoolers how to participate positively in social media – while simultaneously learning to navigate some of its potential perils.

– Cornell University



Kids wore video cameras in their preschool class, for science

They may all be in the same classroom together, but each child in preschool may have a very different experience, a new study suggests.

– Ohio State University



UAH Center for Cybersecurity and Education developing high school curriculum for students who are deaf

A nationwide, high school level cybersecurity curriculum for students who are deaf is being developed by the Center for Cybersecurity Research and Education (CCRE) at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH).

– University of Alabama Huntsville

Law and Public Policy


Nuclear Winter Would Threaten Nearly Everyone on Earth

If the United States and Russia waged an all-out nuclear war, much of the land in the Northern Hemisphere would be below freezing in the summertime, with the growing season slashed by nearly 90 percent in some areas, according to a Rutgers-led study....

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Journal of Geophysical Research–Atmospheres ; Rutgers Today

Chance, not ideology, drives political polarization

Michael Macy, Cornell University professor and director of the Social Dynamics Laboratory, published new research exploring the phenomena of an “opinion cascade” – in which partisans pile onto whatever emerging position they identify with their...

– Cornell University

Science Advances

The G7 and the Future of Multilateralism

The Group of Seven serves as a forum to coordinate global policy, but the Trump administration has provoked questions about the group’s cohesion and relevance.

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

CFR Editorial Staff,, August 20, 2019.


Medicare Part D and the Affordable Care Act Have Shifted Direct Expenditures for Medications from US Consumers to Insurers and Public Payers

Value in Health, the official journal of ISPOR, announced today the publication of new research showing that while expenditures for prescribed medicines have risen significantly in the United States for the past 2 decades, expanded prescription drug ...

– ISPOR—The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research

Value in Health, Aug-2019

Residential Inequality Exists for Muslims

A study of Philadelphia’s residential landscape found that Muslims are experiencing greater residential disadvantages than non-Muslims. The study was conducted by two University at Albany professors who chose Philly as their study site because it r...

– University at Albany, State University of New York


Human trafficking in Georgia: The need for data

According to the National Human Trafficking Hotline, in 2018 Georgia had the seventh highest number of human trafficking cases in the U.S., including both sex and labor trafficking victims.

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– University of Georgia


Head Start Programs Alleviate Supply Gap of Center-Based Childcare in NJ

The availability of Head Start and Early Head Start in New Jersey, federal programs designed to serve low-income families’ childcare needs, reduces the likelihood that a community will experience a severe childcare supply gap, a Rutgers-led study f...

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Children and Youth Services Review Volume 104, September 2019

LifeWire Announcement

Can suicide risk be detected in the blood?

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (August 28, 2019) — A new clinical study aims to identify blood-based biomarkers for suicide risk, laying the foundation for a test that could help physicians identify people who are likely to self-harm and allow for earlier, li...

– Van Andel Research Institute

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Book Selected for the 2019-2020 Rensselaer “Community Read”

Humans 3.0: The Upgrading of the Species by Peter Nowak has been selected as the 2019-2020 “Community Read” at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

CSU to Roll Out Delivery of Immigration Legal Services for Students and Employees

The California Department of Social Services has contracted with four providers throughout the state to deliver direct legal services to CSU campuses.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Notre Dame philosopher appointed to Vatican academy on St. Thomas Aquinas

Therese Cory is one of 50 total members and one of two women — the third in the academy’s history — to be so honored.

– University of Notre Dame

Saint Louis University Names Nursing School in Honor of Alumna and Trustee Trudy Busch Valentine

Saint Louis University has announced that University trustee and School of Nursing alumna Trudy Busch Valentine has made a gift of $4 million in support of SLU’s nursing school and Accelerating Excellence: The Campaign for Saint Louis University. ...

– Saint Louis University Medical Center

American Psychological Association Conference on Technology, Mind and Society

Technology, Mind and Society – an interdisciplinary conference exploring the links between psychology and technology

– American Psychological Association (APA)

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Should gun ownership be limited to the home?

As the country continues to grapple with how to stop the violence, the University of Utah on Sept. 5 will host two of the nation’s leading experts on the Second Amendment to explore this evolving topic for the S.J. Quinney College of Law’s 36th A...

– University of Utah

LifeWire Marketplace

Mount Sinai and Brooklyn Cyclones Team-Up for “Mount Sinai Brooklyn Day” at MCU Park in Coney Island

Mount Sinai Brooklyn is a Proud Sponsor of the Brooklyn Cyclones

– Mount Sinai Health System





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