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Newswise: Navigating Smart Home Installation: What Homebuyers Need to Know
Released: 21-May-2024 11:00 AM EDT
Navigating Smart Home Installation: What Homebuyers Need to Know
CEDIA

With smart home technology rapidly infiltrating households nationwide, the dilemma of inherited smart tech presents both opportunities and challenges for homebuyers. CEDIA, the association for smart home professionals, is providing homebuyers with a few things to consider before signing on the dotted line.

Newswise: All-Cash Home Buyers Pay 10% Less than Mortgage Buyers
28-Mar-2024 7:05 AM EDT
All-Cash Home Buyers Pay 10% Less than Mortgage Buyers
University of California San Diego

Owning a home has long been considered a crucial way to build wealth, but making such a purchase has become increasingly difficult for many residents. In addition to steep housing prices and high interest rates, there have been a growing number of all-cash buyers who can close a deal quickly, beating out competing offers from buyers who need to finance their home with a mortgage.

Newswise: Americans Swap Safety for Style in Laundry Rooms
Released: 18-Mar-2024 11:05 AM EDT
Americans Swap Safety for Style in Laundry Rooms
American Cleaning Institute

Americans are swapping safety for style and are ditching their cleaning products original containers for a laundry room makeover. New research from the American Cleaning Institute (ACI) finds that 36% of Americans believe they can enhance their laundry space with decorative jars or containers, and 12% of Americans already do this.

Released: 13-Feb-2024 11:05 AM EST
Life doesn't stop at age 65. Get the latest on seniors and healthy aging in the Seniors channel
Newswise

Below are some of the latest research and features on this growing population of older adults in the Seniors channel on Newswise.

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Released: 12-Feb-2024 11:05 AM EST
Economist shares advice for managing your budget for Valentine’s Day
Virginia Tech

On Valentine’s Day, people celebrate their relationships with friends, family, or a significant other. Often, the expression of affection involves monetary expenditures. Jadrian Wooten, a Virginia Tech professor in the Department of Economics, provides valuable insight on effectively managing a budget around the holiday. “People should start by determining a realistic amount they can afford to spend on gifts, activities, or experiences for their loved ones,” said Wooten.

Newswise: Does Your Community Have a Personality Type?
Released: 7-Feb-2024 8:30 AM EST
Does Your Community Have a Personality Type?
Florida Atlantic University

U.S. counties and regions differ in political ideology. But do they differ in personality as well? Further, are people who ‘fit’ their communities healthier, happier, or more highly achieving than those who do not? A new study shows communities are diverse in terms of personality as well as demographics, and having like-minded people in one's community is associated with positive outcomes.

Released: 1-Feb-2024 9:05 PM EST
Jealousy – we understand our own sex best
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

We may not always fully understand why our partners get jealous, and women and men often get jealous for completely different reasons.

Released: 1-Feb-2024 12:05 PM EST
Had COVID-19 But Your Friend Didn’t? Why the Difference?
Cedars-Sinai

Investigators in the Department of Computational Biomedicine at Cedars-Sinai wanted to find out which factors influenced susceptibility to COVID-19 infection and disease severity the most. Was it genetics? Or was it home environment, meaning the germs circulating throughout your everyday life?

Released: 30-Jan-2024 2:05 PM EST
Our winter of discontent: Get the latest news on the flu in the Influenza channel
Newswise

The latest research and expertise on the flue can be found in the Influenza channel on Newswise.

Newswise: Comfort isn’t only a feeling, it’s a study
Released: 30-Jan-2024 9:05 AM EST
Comfort isn’t only a feeling, it’s a study
Tsinghua University Press

A lot of factors go into an individual’s comfort, and it’s more than just how one feels about the temperature.

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Newswise: Lancaster University leads NIHR study into improving community initiatives to empower residents
Released: 8-Jan-2024 2:05 PM EST
Lancaster University leads NIHR study into improving community initiatives to empower residents
Lancaster University

Lancaster University has led on a major research project to help evaluate the impact of a large scale initiative in England – Big Local – that aimed to increase the control communities have over improvements in their neighbourhoods.

Newswise: Baths, books and sex: Survey explores Americans’ regular bedtime routines
Released: 8-Jan-2024 10:45 AM EST
Baths, books and sex: Survey explores Americans’ regular bedtime routines
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

How does America sleep? An American Academy of Sleep Medicine survey found that noise and lights disrupt the sleep of more than one-third of Americans, more than half of people sleep with a fan, and a quarter consider sex a part of their regular bedtime routine.

Released: 4-Jan-2024 2:00 PM EST
Starting a family with the help of science: The latest research in Fertility
Newswise

Find the latest research and features on fertility in the Fertility News Source on Newswise.

       
Newswise: Exercise Physiologist Shares 2024 Fitness Tips and Trends
Released: 4-Jan-2024 8:50 AM EST
Exercise Physiologist Shares 2024 Fitness Tips and Trends
New York Institute of Technology, New York Tech

Nutrition expert Mindy Haar, Ph.D., RDN, chair of interdisciplinary health sciences at New York Institute of Technology, shares tips to help readers meet their diet goals.

   
Newswise: Parents’ top resolutions: More patience, less time on phones
12-Dec-2023 9:00 AM EST
Parents’ top resolutions: More patience, less time on phones
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Among many parents’ top resolutions for the New Year: More patience, less time on phones, better consistency with discipline and healthier family habits.

Released: 15-Dec-2023 2:05 PM EST
Parents underestimate the importance of guided play in education, finds US study
Frontiers

Child psychologists have long known that play is essential for children’s cognitive development because it boosts their social, physical, and emotional skills. But beginning in the 21st century, specialists repeatedly sounded the alarm that ‘play is under siege’ for US children. Kids were playing less, and – it was feared – with a lesser quality.

Newswise: At-home colorectal cancer screenings pose challenges for some
Released: 14-Dec-2023 1:00 PM EST
At-home colorectal cancer screenings pose challenges for some
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Despite the convenience of at-home screening tests for early detection of colorectal cancer (CRC), a study led by UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers examining more than a decade of patient data found that about 10% of the tests could not be processed, mostly due to patient error.

Released: 7-Dec-2023 2:15 PM EST
Looking for unique stories about the winter holidays? Check out the Winter Holidays channel
Newswise

It's the moooost wonderful time...of the year! Are you looking for new story ideas that are focused on the winter holiday season? Perhaps you're working on a story on on managing stress and anxiety? Perhaps you're working on a story on seasonal affective disorder? Or perhaps your editor asked you to write a story on tracking Santa? Look no further. Check out the Winter Holidays channel.

       
Released: 7-Dec-2023 9:00 AM EST
Pandemic Lockdowns Led to Food Insecurity and Other Evidence of Risk for Adolescents in Bangladesh, Jordan and Ethiopia
George Washington University

Although adolescents are less susceptible to illness from COVID-19 than older people, there is evidence suggesting that pandemic lockdowns limited their ability to thrive.

Released: 7-Dec-2023 8:00 AM EST
Take a stab at avoiding holiday kitchen accidents this year
Midwest Orthopaedics at RUSH

It’s a fact that the kitchen is the most dangerous room in the house, especially during the holidays with its greater-than-normal use. In addition to burns, knife and broken glass accidents affecting the hand and fingers are among the most common kitchen injuries.

Newswise: Home Test to Treat program extends nationwide
Released: 6-Dec-2023 9:00 AM EST
Home Test to Treat program extends nationwide
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

The federal government has expanded the Home Test to Treat program, an entirely virtual community health program that offers free COVID-19 health services: at-home rapid tests, telehealth sessions and at-home treatments, to eligible participants nationwide.

Newswise: SA Aboriginal communities set to benefit from improved housing
Released: 4-Dec-2023 6:05 PM EST
SA Aboriginal communities set to benefit from improved housing
University of South Australia

Aboriginal community housing in Australia’s remote APY Lands will be retrofitted in an innovative pilot project to improve energy efficiency, living conditions and health in the harsh and variable desert climate.

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Released: 4-Dec-2023 12:05 PM EST
Experts available: Smart toy safety, managing holiday stress, economics of Christmas music, and more
Virginia Tech

The Virginia Tech media relations office has the following experts available for interviews on holiday related topics. To schedule an interview, please contact [email protected]. Eco-friendly ways to celebrate the holiday From electricity usage to piles of presents, and an overload of food, this time of year can take a toll on the environment.

Released: 29-Nov-2023 12:05 PM EST
Workplace culture is very different these days. Find out how different by exploring the "In the Workplace" channel
Newswise

The latest articles on occupational medicine, workplace culture, and the labor market are in the "In the Workplace" channel on Newswise.

       
Newswise: Remote work, reduced pay: are we willing to make a trade?
Released: 28-Nov-2023 8:05 PM EST
Remote work, reduced pay: are we willing to make a trade?
University of South Australia

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to reshape the workforce, with almost half of Australian workers willing to sacrifice part of their annual salary to work from home.

Released: 24-Nov-2023 12:05 PM EST
Many Owners See Little Value in Storing Their Firearms Securely
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

With more than 400 million privately owned firearms in circulation across the United States, gun violence prevention efforts have emphasized secure firearm storage as a method for preventing injury and death. But some owners may not see the value in doing so, according to Rutgers researchers.

   
Released: 21-Nov-2023 5:05 PM EST
New paper links childhood deprivation to accelerated biological aging later in life
University of Wisconsin–Madison

While earlier studies found a link between threats experienced in early life and epigenetic age acceleration in children, the study led by Schmitz shows that this relationship may not persist into adulthood. On the other hand, the researchers found that experiences of deprivation in childhood may lead to age acceleration later in life.

Released: 21-Nov-2023 3:45 PM EST
It's not over until it's over. Keep up with the latest COVID research in the Coronavirus channel.
Newswise

Stay informed! Keep up with the latest research on the COVID-19 virus in the Coronavirus channel on Newswise.

Released: 21-Nov-2023 1:05 PM EST
Could Eating Turkey Ease Colitis?
Thomas Jefferson University

According to data in mice, extra tryptophan in turkey and other foods could reduce the risk of future colitis flares.

Newswise: Frying Your Turkey This Thanksgiving? Tips to Prevent Serious Burn Injuries During Holiday Cooking
Released: 20-Nov-2023 5:05 PM EST
Frying Your Turkey This Thanksgiving? Tips to Prevent Serious Burn Injuries During Holiday Cooking
Loyola Medicine

While some may roast their turkey in the oven this year for the Thanksgiving holiday, others may take a more dangerous route — deep frying. Joshua Carson, MD, regional director of Loyola Medicine's Burn Center warns cooks to be extra cautious around the holidays to prevent burn injuries. Loyola's Burn Center is the largest in Illinois and a regional leader in treating adult and pediatric burns.

Released: 20-Nov-2023 11:05 AM EST
Consumers, Florists Differ on Floral Arrangements
North Carolina State University

Consumer preferences in floral arrangements don’t necessarily match the designs that florists are taught to make, according to a new study by researchers at North Carolina State University.

17-Nov-2023 12:05 AM EST
More than £215 extra-a-month to raise a child with autism
Loughborough University

The first study into raising a child on the autism spectrum using the Minimum Income Standard (MIS) approach, has found that families and carers face costs of more than £2,650 each year – to cover everyday essentials that meet their children’s needs.

Newswise: How to Prepare Your Home for Extreme Cold
Released: 15-Nov-2023 1:05 PM EST
How to Prepare Your Home for Extreme Cold
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

From air-sealing windows and checking for leaky ducts to insulating the attic, PNNL researchers offer tips on how to keep a home warm in winter weather.

Released: 15-Nov-2023 11:20 AM EST
From Farm to Newsroom: The Latest Research and Features on Agriculture
Newswise

The world’s total population is expected to reach 9.9 billion by 2050. This rapid increase in population is boosting the demand for agriculture to cater for the increased demand. Below are some of the latest research and features on agriculture and farming in the Agriculture channel on Newswise.

Released: 12-Nov-2023 12:05 PM EST
Want higher graduation rates? New study shows public spending on families is key
Michigan State University

A new study, conducted in collaboration between researchers at Michigan State University and Central Michigan University, found that public spending on social safety net programs and on education spending each independently impact high school graduation rates, which are a key predictor of health and well-being later in life.

1-Nov-2023 3:05 PM EDT
Higher Parenting Stress for Dads Working from Home During Pandemic
Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

A survey from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago found that 40 percent of parents who worked remotely during the pandemic reported higher parenting stress compared with only 27 percent of parents who worked onsite.

Released: 3-Nov-2023 10:05 AM EDT
Paid family leave boosted postpartum wellbeing, breastfeeding rates
Northwestern University

Postpartum people are 9% more likely to breastfeed at six months postpartum in states with generous paid family leave.

Released: 1-Nov-2023 9:05 AM EDT
How reliable is a home test in predicting Alzheimer's disease?
Alzheimer's Center at Temple University Lewis Katz School of Medicine

The test alone will not provide enough information to reach a diagnosis of memory problems/cognitive decline. Only a trained physician can do it.

Released: 24-Oct-2023 1:35 PM EDT
From nanoplastics to airborne toxins: Pollution stories for media.
Newswise

Read the latest research news on air pollution, nanoplastics, waterborne illnesses and more in the Pollution channel on Newswise.

       

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Newswise: National Poll: Parents of elementary-aged children may engage in more helicopter parenting than they think
11-Oct-2023 9:30 AM EDT
National Poll: Parents of elementary-aged children may engage in more helicopter parenting than they think
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

While most parents agree that kids benefit from opportunities to be independent, they may be engaging in more “helicopter parenting” than they realize, suggests a new University of Michigan Health C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health.

   
9-Oct-2023 3:20 PM EDT
More Patients Go Home Instead of to Long-Term-Care Facility When Sedation for Common Procedures Is Administered or Directed by Anesthesiologist
American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Patients who had common procedures performed outside of the operating room (OR) were more likely to go home instead of to a long-term care facility when they were discharged from the hospital if their sedation was administered or directed by an anesthesiologist, rather than by a physician who is not a trained anesthesiologist, according to a first-of-its-kind study presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2023 annual meeting.

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Released: 12-Oct-2023 11:05 PM EDT
Navigating Childhood Asthma: Insights From a Pediatric Pulmonologist
Cedars-Sinai

As the seasons transition from warm fall nights to cool and wintry evenings, children with asthma often experience a rise in wheezing or chest tightness, because weather changes and cold temperatures are often asthma triggers.



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