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Cognitive therapy, depression drugs are found to relieve night sweats, hot flashes and also help with sleep.
– University of Washington School of Medicine
The Journal of the North American Menopause Society
Approximately one-quarter of patients who are prescribed opioids for chronic pain misuse them, with five to 10 percent developing an opioid use disorder or addiction. In a new study, UC San Diego researchers found that opioid dependence produced perm...
– University of California San Diego Health
Individuals with a history of early life adversity (ELA) are disproportionately prone to opioid addiction. A new UCI-led study reveals why.
Published in Molecular Psychiatry, the study titled, “On the early life origins of vulnerability to ...
– University of California, Irvine
A new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis reveals how high-protein diets increase atherosclerosis, especially unstable plaque that increases the risk of a heart attack.
– Washington University in St. Louis
The Journal of Clinical Investigation (JCI) recently published “Viewpoint” articles by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine professors who warn that global climate change is likely to unlock dangerous new microbes, as well as threaten huma...
– Johns Hopkins Medicine
The Journal of Clinical Investigation
Relentlessly rising consumer medical expenses have contributed to millions of US patients seeking affordable treatment abroad. Patients Beyond Borders has researched the most-traveled metropolitan areas for the international healthcare consumer, at s...
– Patients Beyond Borders
Astronomers searching archival data from NASA's Kepler exoplanet hunting mission identified a previously unknown dwarf nova that underwent a super-outburst, brightening by a factor of 1,600 times in less than a day.
– Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Dec-2019
It has never been safer to fly on commercial airlines, according to a new study by an MIT professor that tracks the continued decrease in passenger fatalities around the globe.
– Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Finnish research team maps neural activity in response to watching horror movies. A study conducted by the University of Turku shows the top horror movies of the past 100 years, and how they manipulate brain activity.
– University of Turku (Turun yliopisto)
Advances in technology have allowed us to interact with others across the globe, and a new study of adults who engage with "sex tech"—innovative technologies used to enhance sexuality—announced by the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University reveal...
– Indiana University
Predicting a major transition, such as climate change, is extremely difficult, but the probabilistic framework developed by the authors is the first step in identifying the path between a shift in two environmental states.
– American Institute of Physics (AIP)
A new study shows that air pollutants from the smoke of fires from as far as Canada and the southeastern U.S. traveled hundreds of miles and several days to reach Connecticut and New York City, where it caused significant increases in pollution conce...
– European Geosciences Union (EGU)
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics
The research team sequenced DNA from four children buried 8,000 and 3,000 years ago at Shum Laka in Cameroon, a site excavated by a Belgian and Cameroonian team 30 years ago. The findings, “Ancient West African foragers in the context of African po...
– Saint Louis University
The study by current and former researchers at Tulane University looked at nearly every delta in the world.
– Tulane University
Scientists have identified the chemical cues in flowers that stimulate mosquitoes’ sense of smell and draw them in. Their findings show how cues from flowers can stimulate the mosquito brain as much as a warm-blooded host — information that could...
– University of Washington
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Presently, Earth is the only known location where life exists in the Universe. This year the Nobel Prize in physics was awarded to three astronomers who proved, almost 20 years ago, that planets are common around stars beyond the solar system.
– Tokyo Institute of Technology
A new report from researchers at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) reveals for the first time the unseen—and somewhat surprising—benefits that people receive from the ocean’s twilight zone. Also known as the “mesopelagic,” this is...
– Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
– University of Notre Dame
Young people are poised for a potentially historic turnout in the upcoming Iowa caucuses, and young Democrats prefer Sen. Bernie Sanders, according to an exclusive CIRCLE-Tisch College/Suffolk University Iowa youth poll released today by Tufts Univer...
– Tufts University
CIRCLE-Tisch College/Suffolk University Iowa youth poll
A study by the University of Washington's Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences (I-LABS) shows that a bilingual language program for babies can reach more families, and instructors, through online training for teachers.
– University of Washington
Mind, Brain, and Education
Online discourse by users of social media can provide important clues about the political dispositions of communities.
– University of California San Diego
Sign languages throughout North and South America and Europe have centuries-long roots in five European locations, a finding that gives new insight into the influence of the European Enlightenment on many of the world's signing communities and the ev...
– University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)
Royal Society Open Science
Kristy Roschke is the managing director of News Co/Lab, and she offers remedies for readers who want to stay media literate. Expert Available
– Arizona State University (ASU)
AP news poll
– University of California, Irvine
Women-only business networks fail to boost female entrepreneurship and instead serve to marginalise further the very people they seek to help.
– Lancaster University
Journal of Economic Geography
New research shows that, millions of times each day, investors in the U.S. stock market see different prices at the same moment—and that these differing prices cost investors at least $2 billion dollars each year.
– University of Vermont
PLOS ONE, January 22, 2020