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Neuroimaging Highlights Links between Self Control and Alcohol Use Disorder

Excessive and harmful drinking is a key feature of an alcohol use disorder. The causes of substance use disorders are complex, but deficiences in certain aspects of self-control have been implicated. A tendency to react hastily and seek out risky sit...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

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

Arts and Humanities


The Art of Curation: Breathing New Life into Indian Tradition in Contemporary Art Exhibit

Art history students at Rutgers University–New Brunswick, working toward a curatorial studies certificate that will help them stand out in the art world’s increasingly competitive job market, recently arranged an exhibit of more than 100 artworks...

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Paper Trails: Modern Indian Works on Paper

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Bloodlines May Matter More Than Love When It Comes to Health

Strained relationships with parents, siblings or extended family members may be more harmful to people’s health than a troubled relationship with a significant other, according to a study published by the American Psychological Association.

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Journal of Family Psychology

Embargo expired on 07-Nov-2019 at 09:00 ET

What your friends’ brains look like when they think of you

If you ever wondered what’s going on in your friends’ brains when they think about you, new research may provide a clue.

– Ohio State University

Journal of Personality and Social Psychology


Study questions video games' effects on violent behavior

A new study finds that there is not enough information to support the claim that violent video games lead to acts of violence.

– Wiley

Contemporary Economic Policy

UCI study is first to explore veterans’ grief, an overlooked toll of war

Irvine, Calif., Nov. 6, 2019 — Grief in veterans of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq has been as largely overlooked as post-traumatic stress disorder in the aftermath of the Vietnam War. A University of California, Irvine study, published online in...

– University of California, Irvine

Social Science & Medicine, Sep-2019


Pre-Treatment Change in Drinking Predicts Treatment Outcomes in People With Alcohol Use Disorder

Treatment for alcohol use disorder (AUD) often involves a course of counseling aimed at changing the patient’s drinking behavior. Many studies have explored how alcohol use changes during and after treatment, but few have focused on change that occ...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

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

Study Highlights Impact of Drinking in Pregnancy and Informs Regional Prevention Strategies

Drinking in pregnancy can harm a developing baby. The term fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs) describes the range of effects that can be caused by prenatal exposure to alcohol. Children with fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS), the most severe form, h...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

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

Paid Sick Leave and Flextime Benefits Result in Significantly More Retirement Savings

Researchers found that workers with flexible work time enjoyed a 24.8 percent increase in retirement savings compared to those without the benefit; workers with paid sick leave had retirement savings 29.6 percent higher than those workers who lacked ...

– Florida Atlantic University

Community, Work & Family

Health Care, Mass Shootings, 2020 Presidential Election Causing Americans Significant Stress, New Stress in America™ Survey Finds

A year before the 2020 presidential election, Americans report various issues in the news as significant sources of stress, including health care, mass shootings and the upcoming election, according to this year’s Stress in America™ survey by the...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Dog Ownership Could Reduce Loneliness

Sydney researchers find some evidence to suggest new dog owners experience a reduction in negative mood but further larger-scale trials are needed.

– University of Sydney

BMC Public Health

Mind-body therapies alleviate pain in people prescribed opioids

A new study published Nov. 4, 2019, in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine details the first comprehensive look across the scientific literature at the role of mind-body therapies in addressing opioid-treated pain. The researchers found that certain m...

– University of Utah

JAMA Internal Medicine

Study offers data-driven definition of unhealthy yet pervasive 'hyper-palatable' foods

A popular U.S. brand of potato chips once promoted itself with the slogan, "betcha can't eat just one!"

– University of Kansas


How much do we lie when we have sex on the brain?

In a world of seemingly endless opportunities for finding a mate, competition for a partner can be fierce. Not all that glitters is gold

– University of Rochester

Journal of Experimental Social Psychology

Research: When It Comes to Gratitude, Powerful People May Feel It More

A new series of studies shows that powerful people may actually feel more grateful than those with less power — a finding that bucks previous research. Power is defined as both control over resources (money, status, decision-making) due to social s...

– Gonzaga University

Journal of Social Psychology

Pediatric feeding group helps picky eaters and problem feeders

Local children are learning how to enjoy eating during the first Pediatric Feeding Group at the Wichita State University Speech-Language-Hearing (SLH) Clinic.

– Wichita State University


Online birth stories reveal power imbalances

A new report from Cornell University sheds light on new mothers’ feelings of powerlessness in the delivery room and illustrates how artificial intelligence tools might be used to analyze relatively complex narratives.

– Cornell University

Narrative Paths and Negotiation of Power in Birth Stories

The truth about misinformation

In today's fast-paced digital age, information can become outdated rapidly and people must constantly update their memories. But changing our previous understanding of the news we hear or the products we use isn't always easy, even when holding onto ...

– Society for Consumer Psychology

Journal of Consumer Psychology

Study: How crime fears, cultural anxiety, and gender shape gun ownership

UAB’s Tara Warner explores why some individuals are more likely to own guns than others.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham



EduSense: Like a FitBit for your teaching skills

While training and feedback opportunities abound for K-12 educators, the same can't be said for instructors in higher education.

– Carnegie Mellon University


A Voice for Mental Health in Academia

One Jefferson student takes to social media and blogging to discuss mental health issues in graduate school, and finds huge community support.

Expert Available

– Thomas Jefferson University

Nature Biotechnology


UPS Chief Strategy Officer: How to Influence and Create Transformation on a Global Stage

When Scott Price (MBA/MA ’90) took the role of chief strategy and transformation officer at UPS nearly three years ago, he was the first external hire to the C-suite in the company’s 112-year history.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

includes video


ASU, Phoenix Children’s Hospital team up for pediatric-focused acute care program

Arizona State University and Phoenix Children’s Hospital team up for pediatric-focused acute care program

– Arizona State University (ASU)

Pop Culture


9 Winning Wine Pairings for the Perfect Holiday Meal

UNLV wine expert Murray Mackenzie dishes on the best beverage blends for meat, vegetarian, dessert, and cheese offerings.

Expert Available

– University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Dining Decor and Etiquette 101: Ways to Wow Your Holiday Party Guests

From table manners to table settings, UNLV etiquette expert Murray Mackenzie has the scoop.

Expert Available

– University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Law and Public Policy


U.S. economy continues to expand, but at a slower pace, reaching about 2 percent growth in 2020

The U.S. economy will continue to expand for a 12th consecutive year in 2020, but by only about 2 percent and struggling to remain at that level by year's end. Indiana's economic output will be more anemic, growing at a rate of about 1.25 percent, ac...

– Indiana University

Indiana Business Review

Embargo expired on 07-Nov-2019 at 08:00 ET


Queen’s research finds that global activism has helped combat worker exploitation on South African vineyards

A new research study from Queen’s University Belfast has examined the changing inspection of labour standards on South African vineyards, arguing that activist pressure on wine global supply chains has added pressure on both private and public regu...

– Queen's University Belfast

Journal of Economic Geography

Embargo expired on 06-Nov-2019 at 19:05 ET

Many insured Americans go out of network, pay more for behavioral health despite parity laws

Americans are using more out-of-network care and paying more out of pocket for behavioral health care than for treatment of other conditions, despite efforts to increase coverage and access to mental health services, according to new research.

– Ohio State University

JAMA Network Open

Embargo expired on 06-Nov-2019 at 11:00 ET

New public health policy statements adopted at APHA 2019

The American Public Health Association’s Governing Council adopted 14 new policy statements at its 2019 Annual Meeting and Expo in Philadelphia.

– American Public Health Association (APHA)


Teen vapers prefer mint flavored e-cigarettes, USC study shows

A new USC study shows that mint was the most popular flavor of e-cigarettes used by U.S. teens in 2019, a finding that could impact proposed federal regulations intended to rein in soaring e-cig use among youth.

– University of Southern California (USC)


Scientists declare climate emergency, establish global indicators for effective action

A global coalition of scientists led by William J. Ripple and Christopher Wolf of Oregon State University says "untold human suffering" is unavoidable without deep and lasting shifts in human activities that contribute to greenhouse gas emissions and...

– Oregon State University


Mexico’s Drug War

Violence continues to rage in Mexico more than a decade after former President Felipe Calderon launched a crackdown on drug cartels.

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

CFR Editorial Staff,, October 22, 2019.


What’s Behind the Chile Protests?

CFR In Brief by Amelia Cheatham. Political unrest is sweeping Chile, as impatience with inequality grows in what has been one of Latin America’s most prosperous and stable countries.

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

CFR Editorial Staff,, November 1, 2019.

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

Addition of College and Career Readiness Advisors Expected to Offset National Counselor-Student ratio of 455-to-1.

Educators from across the country left the CFES Brilliant Pathways National Conference invigorated by the announcement that newly trained College and Career Readiness Advisors will play a major role in helping increase postsecondary success and help ...

– CFES Brilliant Pathways

AAHCM Applauds Year 5 Results of Medicare Independence at Home (IAH) Demonstration

The Academy is pleased to share that the Independence at Home (IAH) Demonstration Year 5 practice expenditures were $33.5 million below Medicare spending targets. Over the 5 years of the demonstration, the IAHC practices have generated a total of abo...

– American Academy of Home Care Medicine

LifeWire Announcement

E-Learning Improves Graduate Medical Students’ Knowledge of Safe Opioid Prescribing

Colleagues at the University of California at Irvine have created a safe opioid prescribing e-learning program that is significantly improving students' knowledge.

– American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA)

18th Annual Pain Medicine Meeting

MSU president addresses international food and agriculture agency, expands partnerships in Rome

Mississippi State University’s work to address key challenges of the 21st century was the focus of a speech delivered by MSU President Mark E. Keenum in Italy today [Nov. 6].

– Mississippi State University

Learn, Pray, Honor: SLU Opens Celebration of Opus Prize Finalists to Community

The 16th annual Opus Prize ceremony, the capstone event of the multi-day celebration of social entrepreneurship, is Thursday, Nov. 21, at the Center for Global Citizenship at Saint Louis University.

– Saint Louis University

UVA Darden Climbs Into Top 5 in Bloomberg Businessweek Ranking

The full-time MBA program at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business is ranked No. 5 in the United States in the new 2019 Best Business Schools ranking from Bloomberg Businessweek

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Tulane researcher studying link between stress and mental health disease

Tulane neuroscience professor Jeffrey Tasker was awarded a $2.1 million grant to study the effects of stress on the brain and how severe stress contributes to mental health disorders.

– Tulane University

Douglass to Host The Mothers of the Movement

Douglass Residential College at Rutgers University–New Brunswick will host a social justice teach-in by The Mothers of the Movement at 12:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 14. in Voorhees Chapel.

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

University of Redlands and Esri celebrate a decade of Redlands Forum learning and discourse

What do anthropologist Dr. Jane Goodall, Atlantic reporter and author James Fallows, and activist Ralph Nadar all have in common? Each has made a mark on the world, and each has presented at the Redlands Forum, the education and cultural series spons...

– University of Redlands

Finance Expert Ken Kroner Gives UC San Diego $1M to Align Academic Research with Financial Decision Making

What is the optimal investment strategy if people live beyond 100, yet retire at 65-70? How will diversity and inclusion affect a company's performance? Should investments in global warming and renewable energy funds be ramped up for pension funds? F...

– University of California San Diego

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Actress Regina Hall on Race & Hollywood—Nov. 15 Conversation with Diversity, Inc. Author Pamela Newkirk

Actress Regina Hall will discuss the role of race in Hollywood with NYU Journalism Professor Pamela Newkirk, author of Diversity, Inc.: The Failed Promise of a Billion-Dollar Business, on Fri., Nov. 15.

– New York University

Hanif Abdurraqib on “The Intersections of Mundane Pleasures”—Nov. 14 Lecture

The New York Institute for the Humanities will host poet, essayist, and cultural critic Hanif Abdurraqib for “The Intersections of Mundane Pleasures,” its Fourth Annual Humanities Lecture, on Thurs., Nov. 14.

– New York University


LifeWire Video Only

GWU Professor Translates Ancient Inscriptions Discovered at the Site of Machaerus

Christopher Rollston examines ancient inscriptions which were excavated in 1968 in Jordan with the assistance of faculty in GW's science department.

– George Washington University

includes video

LifeWire Research Alert

New research casts doubt on legislation designed to boost social media competition

– New York University





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