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Coronavirus outbreak trending topics - See the Coronavirus Channel

Research and experts on the symptoms and spread of COVID-19, impact on global trade and financial markets, public health response, search for an effective treatment, and more

– Newswise

Improving detection of prenatal alcohol exposure using complementary tools

Drinking while pregnant can harm the developing fetus, leading to physical, cognitive, and neurobehavioral effects that may persist into adulthood. No safe level of alcohol in pregnancy has been identified, and many guidelines now recommend total abs...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Learning Empathy as a Care Giver Takes More Than Experience

Research among nursing students shows that past experience living in poverty or volunteering in impoverished communities, does not sufficiently build empathy towards patients who experience poverty.

– Thomas Jefferson University

Journal of Nursing Education


Unwanted behavior in dogs is common, with great variance between breeds

All dog breeds have unwanted behaviour, such as noise sensitivity, aggressiveness and separation anxiety, but differences in frequency between breeds are great.

– University of Helsinki

Scientific Reports


How communication about environmental issues can bridge the political divide

A relatively new theory that identifies universal concerns underlying human judgment could be key to helping people with opposing views on an issue coax each other to a different way of thinking, new research suggests.

– Ohio State University

Journal of Environmental Psychology

Don’t blame the messenger — unless it’s all stats and no story

In some cases of ineffective messaging, it might be appropriate, despite the aphorism to the contrary, to blame the messenger. “Our findings suggest that telling stories when communicating can make the speaker appear more warm and trustworthy, as...

– University at Buffalo


The Complex Biology Behind Your Love (or Hatred) of Coffee

Why do some people feel like they need three cups of coffee just to get through the day when others are happy with only one? Why do some people abstain entirely? New research suggests that our intake of coffee – the most popular beverage in America...

– Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Behavioral Genetics

Parents’ social isolation linked to their children’s health

Parents’ social isolation was linked to self-reported poorer health not only for themselves but also for their adolescent children, finds a study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.“The purpose of this study was to invest...

– Washington University in St. Louis

Clinical Social Work Journal

No increase in crime under California’s ‘sanctuary state’ status, UCI study finds

Irvine, Calif., March 5, 2020 — The implementation of California Senate Bill 54 – which limits, but does not prohibit, state and local police cooperation with federal immigration authorities – did not cause an increase in crime, according to a ...

– University of California, Irvine

Justice Evaluation Journal

LGBT health improves when friends are just like them

Researchers from Michigan State University are the first to pinpoint social factors that can reduce these stressors and improve health for LGBT people. “When we reviewed past studies, we found a pretty stark bias toward studying what made things wo...

– Michigan State University

Journal of Health and Aging

Expanding access and reducing stigma for mental health services

Serving in the Army National Guard has inspired one West Virginia University social work student to pursue a career combating stigmas surrounding mental health.

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Knoop explores economic inequality in new book

The pages of today’s newspapers are packed with stories about economic inequality in which the rich are becoming richer and the poor are falling behind. Those stories inspired Cornell College Professor of Economics and Business Todd Knoop to look ...

– Cornell College

“Understanding Economic Inequality: Bigger Pies and Just Deserts”



MBA Climate Summit: Embracing Opportunities, Mitigating Challenges

Understanding the challenges and opportunities presented by global climate change linked the speakers, presentations and dialogues at ClimateCAP: The Global MBA Summit on Climate, Capital & Business, held 21–22 February at the University of Virgini...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Exploring Careers of Purpose and Social Impact at UVA Darden Net Impact Week

At an alumni career panel during Net Impact Week, Darden alumni discussed making a social impact in fields ranging from beer brewing to educational technology, as well as their often atypical recruiting paths at the School.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business


Nebraska open education efforts save students $1.6 million

In the second year of a program using digital course materials, University of Nebraska officials calculate 23,000 students have saved about $70 each.

– University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Law and Public Policy


Food prices after a hard Brexit could increase by £50 per week

The effects of Brexit on different food types and what this will mean for families has been measured by research from the University of Warwick.

– University of Warwick

BMJ Open


New federal report by ASU professors highlights how produce ends up in landfills

Currently, nearly a third of the food produced in the US never makes it to the grocery aisle — creating a huge waste problem. Two Arizona State University professors worked on a new federal report that highlights the reasons for the losses and some...

– Arizona State University (ASU)

United States Department of Agriculture


Men and Women Live Longer in Countries with Higher Gender Parity

In advance of International Women’s Day (Sunday, March 8), new research from the WORLD Policy Analysis Center at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health (WORLD) shows that in countries where gender parity is high, both men and women live longer ...

– University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences


LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

New Legislation Would Jeopardize Patient Access to Medical Tests Across the Board by Restricting Policy that Removed Barriers to Coronavirus Testing

On March 5, U.S. House and Senate lawmakers introduced the VALID Act, which would give the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) new, expansive powers to regulate laboratory developed tests—tests that are already regulated by the Centers for Medicare ...

– American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)

LifeWire Announcement

New Roof Over Its Head: i.Lab Moving to New Location on Darden Grounds

As part of numerous upgrades planned for the buildings and facilities at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, the W.L. Lyons Brown III Innovation Laboratory (i.Lab) will transition this summer from its existing North Grounds location...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

FAU Emergency Medicine Resident Physicians Train for Coronavirus Contagion

With seven reported cases in Florida to-date, FAU emergency medicine resident physicians prepared for the threat of a coronavirus contagion using a simulated or “mock” disaster scenario at FORTS Medical. The simulation involved a cruise ship dock...

– Florida Atlantic University

Community summit brings together Mayor Lightfoot and Chicagoland leaders seeking solutions to the effects of violence and trauma

Southland RISE (Resilience Initiative to Strengthen and Empower), a collaboration powered by the University of Chicago Medicine and Advocate Heath Care, hosted its inaugural summit, Healing to RISE: Fostering Connections to Support Individuals, Famil...

– University of Chicago Medical Center

Cleaning for Coronavirus: American Cleaning Institute Website Connects Consumers, Companies with Emerging Information

Knowing that hygiene, cleaning and disinfecting products are important tools in preventing the spread of infections, the American Cleaning Institute (ACI) website now features a “Cleaning for Coronavirus” page with updated information for consume...

– American Cleaning Institute

LifeWire Research Alert

Using LinkedIn Could Hinder People's Ability to Find a Job

– American Psychological Association (APA)





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