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Saturday, November 9, 2019

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Newswise Weekend Edition Wire for 09-Nov-2019

***Newswise Weekend Edition***

The Weekend Edition is a collection of interesting, exceptional articles you may have missed from the week. Articles are chosen by the editorial team at Newswise.

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Medical News

Intended to help human, planetary health, EAT-Lancet diet too costly for 1.6 billion people

A new study estimates that the Eat-Lancet Commission reference diet -- meant to improve both human and planetary health -- would be unaffordable for at least 1.58 billion people, mostly in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. The study is published tod...

– Tufts University

The Lancet Global Health

Embargo expired on 07-Nov-2019 at 18:30 ET

Study Reports High Use of Electronic Cigarettes Among US Students in 2019

About 1 in 4 high school students and 10% of middle school students in 2019 reported current use of electronic cigarettes based on nationally representative survey data from U.S. students in grades six to 12.

– JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association


Embargo expired on 05-Nov-2019 at 09:00 ET

CBD, THC Use During Early Pregnancy Can Disrupt Fetal Development

A new study published in Scientific Reports, a Nature Research journal, shows how a one-time exposure during early pregnancy to cannabinoids (CBs) – both synthetic and natural – can cause growth issues in a developing embryo. This is the first re...

– University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Scientific Reports Nov-2019

Embargo expired on 05-Nov-2019 at 06:00 ET

Social media behaviors linked with generalized anxiety disorder in Texas State study

New research conducted at Texas State University, identifies two social media behaviors — comparing oneself to others who are better off, and posting while drinking alcohol — that are most likely to predict Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD).

– Texas State University

Spotlight on Mental Health Research

Cannabis could help alleviate depression and suicidality among people with PTSD

Cannabis may be helping Canadians cope with the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), new research suggests.

– University of British Columbia

Journal of Psychopharmacology

Study calculates links between prescription medications and risk for suicide

A review of 922 prescription medications taken by almost 150 million people over an 11-year period shows that just 10 of these drugs were associated with an increased rate of suicide attempts.

– University of Chicago Medical Center

Harvard Data Science Review

Researchers Identify Genetic Mutation Tied to Alzheimer’s Disease Protection


– Massachusetts Eye and Ear

Nature Medicine

Some CBD Products May Yield Cannabis-Positive Urine Drug Tests

In a study of six adults, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers report evidence that a single vaping episode of cannabis that is similar in chemical composition to that found in legal hemp products could possibly result in positive results on urine drug...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Journal of Analytical Toxicology; T32DA07209

Q&A: A drug-free option for treating ADHD in children

UCLA researcher Sandra Loo was a principal investigator on the study that led to FDA approval of the first non-drug ADHD treatment. In this Q&A, Loo discusses the device and its potential in ADHD treatment.

Expert Available

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

Science News

Unless Warming is Slowed, Emperor Penguins will be Marching Towards Extinction

Emperor penguins are some of the most striking and charismatic animals on Earth, but a new study from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) has found that a warming climate may render them extinct by the end of this century. The study, whic...

– Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Global Change Biology

Embargo expired on 07-Nov-2019 at 15:00 ET

Ancient Rome: A 12,000-Year History of Genetic Flux, Migrations and Diversity

Scholars have been all over Rome for hundreds of years, but it still holds some secrets – for instance, relatively little is known about where the city’s denizens actually came from. Now, an international team led by Researchers from the Universi...

– University of Vienna

Science 2019

NASA's Hubble Captures a Dozen Galaxy Doppelgangers

This recent picture from Hubble shows a galaxy nicknamed the "Sunburst Arc" that has been split into a kaleidoscope illusion of no fewer than 12 images formed by a massive foreground cluster of galaxies 4.6 billion light-years away.

– Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)

Investigation of Oceanic “Black Carbon” Uncovers Mystery in Global Carbon Cycle

An unexpected finding published today in Nature Communications challenges a long-held assumption about the origin of oceanic black carbon, an important element in the global carbon cycle and climate change.

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Nature; Nature Communications

Nature Might Be Better Than Tech at Reducing Air Pollution

Adding plants and trees to the landscapes near factories and other pollution sources could reduce air pollution by an average of 27 percent, new research suggests. The study shows that plants – not technologies – may also be cheaper options fo...

– Ohio State University

Environmental Science & Technology

For the First Time: A Method for Measuring Animal Personality

A study on mice, conducted by the Weizmann Institute of Science's Prof. Alon Chen and colleagues, shows that animal research may need to take into account the connection between genes, behavior, and personality

– Weizmann Institute of Science

Nature Neuroscience, Nov-2019

Lifestyle & Social Sciences

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

Older Adults Find Greater Well-Being in Smaller Social Networks, Study Finds

Are younger adults who cultivate numerous connections with friends, families and acquaintances through online social networks any happier than older adults who have smaller circles of face-to-face relationships? The answer may be no, according to res...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Psychology and Aging

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)

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.





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