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Study highlights overdose risks of alcohol used with other drugs

Only one in five non-fatal alcohol overdoses results from use of alcohol alone, according to a study of patients in a large addiction treatment facility, with most alcohol overdoses involving concomitant use of other drugs. Alcohol can interact with ...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Embargo expired on 09-Oct-2019 at 10:00 ET

The E-cigarette Backlash

CFR In Brief by Claire Felter. An outbreak of a lung illness linked to vaping is raising the pressure on countries to rein in the booming e-cigarette industry.

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Claire Felter, In Breif,, October 2, 2019.

Arts and Humanities


Walls of Art Tell the Story of UCLA School of Nursing

Paintings bring the UCLA School of Nursing's story to life in a way that engages and creates pride.

– UCLA School of Nursing


The Anatomy of a Conspiracy Theory

Eliot Borenstein, author of "Plots Against Russia: Conspiracy and Fantasy After Socialism" (Cornell University Press, 2019), has traced how conspiracy theories, and their attendant sentiment and paranoia, are ingrained in Russian political and cultur...

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– New York University

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Children Associate White, but Not Black, Men with “Brilliant” Stereotype, New Study Finds

The stereotype that associates being “brilliant” with White men more than White women is shared by children regardless of their own race, finds a team of psychology researchers. By contrast, its study shows, children do not apply this stereotype ...

– New York University

Journal of Social Issues; BCS-1530669, BCS-1733897

Embargo expired on 10-Oct-2019 at 00:05 ET

Brain scans may provide clues to suicide risk

Researchers have identified brain circuitry differences that might be associated with suicidal behavior in individuals with mood disorders. The study, published in Psychological Medicine, provides a promising lead toward tools that can predict which ...

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Psychological Mediciine


Bad Behavior Between Moms Driven by Stereotypes, Judgment

Mothers are often their own toughest critics, but new research shows they judge other mothers just as harshly. According to the results, ideal and lazy mothers drew the most contempt from both working and stay-at-home mothers. The overworked stay-at-...

– Iowa State University

Journal of Family Communication


Flagging False Facebook Posts as Satire Helps Reduce Belief

If you want to convince people not to trust an inaccurate political post on Facebook, labeling it as satire can help, a new study finds.

– Ohio State University

Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication

Weight stigma affects gay men on dating apps

Weight stigma is an issue for queer men using dating apps, says a new University of Waterloo study.

– University of Waterloo

Body Image

Is there an app for that? HU professors, students to study how millennials' smartphone photos affect their lives

Do we truly understand how younger adults incorporate photography into their daily lives? If we did, could this knowledge help lead to the development of better mobile apps that could help the younger generation with life management in ways that meet...

– Harrisburg University of Science and Technology


Researchers Find New Evidence for Physical Differences in Schizophrenia Patients

Schizophrenia findings revealed by team from UNR School of Medicine, UM School of Dentistry, who colllaborated with British and Turkish investigators

– University of Maryland, Baltimore

Schizophrenia Bulletin, Aug 19, 2019

Number of depressed over-65s unchanged but antidepressant use soars

The proportion of people aged over 65 on antidepressants has more than doubled in two decades - according to new research led by the University of East Anglia.

– University of East Anglia

British Journal of Psychiatry

Traffic Experts, Parents Don’t Always See Eye to Eye on Safe Cycling Routes for Children

Parents often disagree with transportation experts over what streets are safe for children to ride bikes, a Rutgers-led study finds.

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour Volume 65, August 2019

Focus on Mental Health as Cause of Mass Violence May Be Increasing Stigma

Over the last two decades, more Americans see people with mental health problems as dangerous and are willing to use legal means to force treatment, according to a new paper by IU Distinguished Professor of Sociology Bernice Pescosolido.

– Indiana University

Health Affairs



The changemaker: Elizabeth Kronk Warner starts tenure as first female and Native American dean at Utah Law

A member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, Kronk Warner is focused on improving diversity and enhancing the national reputation of the S.J. Quinney College of Law, home to a top 10 environmental law program.

– University of Utah

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Limitless Potential: The Power of a Growth Mindset in College

Sometimes an obstacle to a student's success can start within their own mind—how they perceive their skills in a challenging subject, such as mathematics. Educators have discovered that fostering a growth mindset—or an attitude of facing challeng...

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office


NYU Scholar Makes Recommendations to End Disparities in STEM for English Learners

In her latest research article, published in Educational Researcher, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), NYU Professor Okhee Lee provides recommendations to support a federal mandate in the Every Student S...

– New York University

Educational Researcher

Pop Culture


UPK Releases New Joe B. Hall Memoir

One would be hard-pressed to find a member of Big Blue Nation unfamiliar with Joe B. Hall. For many, his name is synonymous with both the university and the UK Men’s Basketball team. In “Coach Hall: My Life On and Off the Court,” his new Univer...

– University of Kentucky

Law and Public Policy


New Paper Explores Race, Representation in Campaign Finance

By far, most campaign donations historically have come from white voters. But new University of Washington-led research indicates that if more candidates of color ran for office, donations from individuals of color would likely increase as well.

– University of Washington

American Political Science Review

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

New STD Data Represent Urgent Call for Action

The continued steep increase in incidence of sexually transmitted diseases reported in the 2018 data released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Tuesday, is a cause for deep concern about dangerous gaps in our public health infras...

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

LifeWire Announcement

Teen Advocate Ethan Lindenberger Joins Unity™ Consortium to Appeal to Teens and Parents to Get Vaccinated

The Unity Consortium is thrilled to welcome newest member, Ethan Lindenberger, a 19-year old American activist known for his opposition to vaccine misinformation efforts.

– Unity Consortium

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NYU Launches Center for Social Media and Politics

New York University has established the Center for Social Media and Politics, which will examine the production, flow, and impact of social media content in the political sphere, as well as support research that uses social media data to study politi...

– New York University

UTEP and Lockheed Martin Sign Agreement to Employ Students in El Paso

The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) President Heather Wilson and Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control Vice President of Engineering & Technology Travis Coomer signed a Memorandum of Agreement today that will employ UTEP students as interns...

– University of Texas at El Paso

Secretary of Education Awards University of North Florida $1.6M Grant for Innovative Teacher Prep

The University of North Florida’s College of Education and Human Services was awarded a $1.6 million Teacher Quality Partnership grant from the U.S. Department of Education to support innovative teacher preparation models that prepare prospective a...

– University of North Florida

Queen’s Academic Awarded the Academy Gold Fellowship for Women

Queen’s University Belfast academic, Aislinn Clarke, has received the 2019 Academy Gold Fellowship for Women.

– Queen's University Belfast

Rutgers Jewish Film Festival Celebrates 20th Anniversary November 3–17

The Rutgers Jewish Film Festival celebrates twenty years of exploring Jewish history, culture, and identity through film. Running from November 3-17, the festival will feature nineteen films, including four New Jersey premieres and a closing night pr...

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

UAlbany College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity to Launch Nation’s First Center for Advanced Red Teaming

CART is the first research and education center of its kind.

– University at Albany, State University of New York

UIC earns $3.8M grant to enhance early childhood education

The initiative would serve as many as 2,000 preschoolers over the next 5 years.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

J. Yang Scholarship Program to be established at UC San Diego with $1.5M gift

The University of California San Diego will receive a $1.5 million grant over five years from the J. Yang & Family Foundation to fund a broad initiative that will engage departments, divisions and schools across the university. A key component of the...

– University of California San Diego

McCombs Launches First-in-the-Nation Health Care Cybersecurity Leadership Program

The McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin announces the Leadership in Health Care Privacy and Security Risk Management certificate program, a new first-in-the-nation professional program designed to help address a critical w...

– University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

LifeWire Higher Education Events

What is the Meaning of Music? It’s a Matter of Semantics—Oct. 15 Lecture

NYU Linguistics Professor Philippe Schlenker will discuss the distinctions between music and language semantics in “Musical Meaning within Super Semantics,” a public lecture, on Tues., Oct. 15.

– New York University

What Is Social Media’s Role in Stopping Fake News?

The Lee E. Teitelbaum Utah Law Review Symposium at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law on Oct. 18 will bring together leading journalists, scholars, thought leaders and social media executives to investigate problems arising from a cha...

– University of Utah





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