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Released: 31-May-2023 2:05 PM EDT
Debt ceiling blues. Find political experts on the debt negotiations and the presidential bids in the Politics channel

President Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy continue negotiations on raising the United States debt ceiling. More contenders enter the Republican presidential nominee run. Get your expert commentary on Politics here.

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Released: 21-Apr-2023 3:10 PM EDT
TRANSCRIPT AND VIDEO AVAILABLE Live Event for April 21: Sleeping pill reduces levels of Alzheimer’s proteins

Researcher will discuss the study which involved a sleeping aid known as suvorexant that is already approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for insomnia, hints at the potential of sleep medications to slow or stop the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.

Released: 21-Dec-2022 9:55 AM EST
Tis the season to manage stress: Winter holiday story ideas and expert commentary

Here are some of the latest articles that have been added to the Winter Holidays channel on Newswise.

Released: 10-Oct-2022 3:05 PM EDT
New Survey: 91% of Parents Say Their Family Is Less Stressed When They Eat Together
American Heart Association (AHA)

The American Heart Association releases new survey highlighting mealtime impact on mental well-being and introduces Together Tuesdays™ to help people maximize health benefits of shared meals.

Released: 15-Sep-2022 7:30 AM EDT
New Psychological Science Findings Involving Siblings and Personality, Cross-Partisan Empathy, and More
Association for Psychological Science

Findings include hope for reducing partisan animosity, why some jokes seem funnier than others, how nature's beauty can invigorate conservation, and the case for accepting "eco-anxiety."

Released: 14-Sep-2022 1:35 PM EDT
Rethinking Criminalizing Language in Firearm Research and Intervention
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Injuries associated with firearm violence pose a persistent public health threat in the United States. The term “recidivism” is often used when referring to those who experience repeat firearm injuries. A commentary in the journal Preventive Medicine cautions against its use in clinical and public health discourse and as an evaluation descriptor for violence prevention and intervention programs.

Released: 14-Sep-2022 11:05 AM EDT
On the Front Lines of Suicide Prevention Stand Family and Friends
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

New Jersey’s suicide prevention hotline clinician says knowing the warning signs and what to say could save lives

Newswise: GW’s Rodham Institute to Launch the “Geriatric Career Builders Registered Apprenticeship Program”
Released: 13-Sep-2022 4:50 PM EDT
GW’s Rodham Institute to Launch the “Geriatric Career Builders Registered Apprenticeship Program”
George Washington University

The Rodham Institute, part of the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences, has been awarded a $713,000 grant from The Washington Home, a charitable foundation, to launch the Geriatric Career Builders Program (GCBP), the first-ever, multi-employer, registered apprenticeship program for direct care workers in the District of Columbia.

Newswise: FAU Receives ‘INSIGHT Into Diversity’ 2022 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award
Released: 13-Sep-2022 1:15 PM EDT
FAU Receives ‘INSIGHT Into Diversity’ 2022 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award
Florida Atlantic University

As a recipient of the annual HEED Award — a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion — FAU will be featured, along with 102 other recipients, in the November issue of the magazine. This is the second year that FAU has been named as a HEED Award recipient.

Released: 13-Sep-2022 9:55 AM EDT
Wayne State University Designated as Age Friendly
Wayne State University Division of Research

Wayne State University has been named a member of the Age-Friendly University Global Network, an innovative consortium of universities dedicated to promoting equity, inclusion and opportunity for older adults. A strategic focus of the university is diversity, equity and inclusion. The AFU designation confirms that “age” is an important dimension of that strategy.

Released: 17-Aug-2022 1:15 PM EDT
Preschoolers with Larger Vocabulary Before They Begin Education, Perform Better in Class – Study Shows
Taylor & Francis

Children who enter preschool with good vocabulary and attention skills do better in class, according to a study published in the peer-reviewed journal Early Education and Development. The findings based on 900 four-year-olds from eight US states show how a child’s ability to engage with teachers and peers is affected by the range of words they know.

Released: 17-Aug-2022 10:40 AM EDT
Current Insurer Calculation of Qualified Payment Amount for Out-of-Network (OON) Care May Violate No Surprises Act
American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

In possible violation of the No Surprises Act, health insurance company calculations of Qualified Payment Amounts (QPA) for anesthesiology, emergency medicine and radiology services (and possibly other specialty services) likely include rates from primary care provider (PCP) contracts. A new study conducted by Avalere Health and commissioned by three national physician organizations examined a subpopulation of PCPs and determined that contracting practices may directly impact the QPA.

25-Jul-2022 6:05 PM EDT
Put Down Devices, Let Your Mind Wander, Study Suggests
American Psychological Association (APA)

People consistently underestimate how much they would enjoy spending time alone with their own thoughts, without anything to distract them, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

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Released: 25-Jul-2022 2:15 PM EDT
Journal of Medical Internet Research | Rigor and Transparency Index: Large Scale Analysis of Scientific Reporting Quality
JMIR Publications

JMIR Publications recently published “Establishing Institutional Scores With the Rigor and Transparency Index: Large-scale Analysis of Scientific Reporting Quality” in the Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR), which reported that improving rigor and transparency measures should lead to improvements in reproducibility across the scientific literature, but assessing measures of transparency tends to be very difficult if performed manually by reviewers.

Newswise: Nanoparticles Can Save Historic Buildings
Released: 11-Jul-2022 1:40 PM EDT
Nanoparticles Can Save Historic Buildings
Vienna University of Technology

Buildings made of porous rock can weather over the years. Now, for the first time, scientists at TU Wien (Vienna) have studied in detail how silicate nanoparticles can help save them.

Released: 11-Jul-2022 11:15 AM EDT
Deep Economic Divide Found Even Among Employed People During COVID-19
Washington State University

An exploratory study with implications for the growing gig-economy indicates there were only two kinds of workers during COVID-19: the haves and the have-nots.

Released: 11-Jul-2022 11:05 AM EDT
Drinking Alone Foreshadows Future Alcohol Problems
Carnegie Mellon University

A new study has found that drinking alone as an adolescent and young adult can increase the risk of alcohol use disorder later in life, especially for women.

Newswise: Scientists React to Planned Cull of Swedish Wolves
Released: 7-Jul-2022 5:30 PM EDT
Scientists React to Planned Cull of Swedish Wolves
Stockholm University

The Swedish Parliament recently presented its ambition to drastically reduce number of wolves in Sweden – from approximately 400 down to approximately 200. Scientists are now reacting to this goal. In a letter published in Science 18 researchers from 5 countries warn that such a cull would further threaten this already highly vulnerable population.

Released: 7-Jul-2022 4:30 PM EDT
Natural Selection May Be Making Society More Unequal
University of East Anglia

Contemporary humans are still evolving, but natural selection favours those with lower earnings and poorer education - according to research from the University of East Anglia.

Released: 7-Jul-2022 4:20 PM EDT
Unlocking the Secrets of the Ancient Coastal Maya
Georgia State University

Scientists have unearthed a treasure trove of artifacts along Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula. Learn what researchers have discovered about the ancient Maya people and their relationship with this hidden stretch of coast.

Released: 7-Jul-2022 12:25 PM EDT
It’s Easier to Forgive When You Are Under Chronic Stress
National Research University - Higher School of Economics (HSE)

Russian researchers have studied the correlation between personality authenticity (the ability to be oneself) and the ability to forgive under different levels of stress. They found that people experiencing chronic stress are more inclined to forgive, while people affected by everyday stress are less inclined to do so.

Released: 6-Jul-2022 4:15 PM EDT
Death of a Family Member May Increase Heart Failure Mortality Risk
American College of Cardiology (ACC)

Grieving the loss of a close family member can increase stress levels, contributing to poor HF prognosis.

Released: 6-Jul-2022 3:55 PM EDT
Hunger Really Can Make US Feel ‘Hangry’ – Study
Anglia Ruskin University

New research finds hunger is associated with increased anger and irritability.

Released: 6-Jul-2022 2:40 PM EDT
Tooth Isotopes Offer Window Into South Australia’s Early Colonial History
Flinders University

Published in Australian Archaeology, the new research involved isotope analysis of teeth excavated from graves to determine how many people buried were born in South Australia or Britain, as part of scientific efforts by Flinders University experts deploying this technique for the first time in the state.

Newswise: Search Begins for Precious Australian Children’s Artworks in the UK
Released: 6-Jul-2022 2:15 PM EDT
Search Begins for Precious Australian Children’s Artworks in the UK
Curtin University

Households across the United Kingdom are urged to be on the lookout for hundreds of precious artworks created by Australian First Nations children who were forcibly taken from their families in the 1940s.

Newswise: Link Between Recognizing Our Voice and Feeling in Control
Released: 5-Jul-2022 3:20 PM EDT
Link Between Recognizing Our Voice and Feeling in Control
University of Tokyo

New study on our connection to our voice contributes to better understanding of auditory hallucinations and could improve VR experiences.

Released: 1-Jul-2022 1:45 PM EDT
Study Highlights Heavy Mental Health Burden of COVID-19 for ‘Shielders’
University of Bath

Research from a new study suggests that health anxiety among the clinically vulnerable groups who shielded at home has risen since the first pandemic wave, despite developments in viral treatment and the roll-out of the vaccination programme.

Released: 1-Jul-2022 12:30 PM EDT
Adolescents More Vulnerable to Cannabis Addiction but Not Other Mental Health Risks
University College London

Adolescents are over three times more vulnerable to developing a cannabis addiction than adults, but may not be at increased risk of other mental health problems related to the drug, finds a new study led by UCL and King’s College London researchers.

Newswise: Romantic Partners Can Influence Each Other’s Beliefs and Behaviors on Climate Change, New Yale Study Finds
Released: 29-Jun-2022 4:10 PM EDT
Romantic Partners Can Influence Each Other’s Beliefs and Behaviors on Climate Change, New Yale Study Finds
Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies

Few would argue that romantic partners have the potential to shift each other’s beliefs and behaviors, but what about their views on climate change specifically? Up until now there’s been little analysis of the dynamics of climate change conversations in romantic relationships and how the beliefs of one partner can influence the other.

Newswise: Belgian Researchers Explain Why People with Lower Economic Status Don’t Trust Politicians as Much
Released: 29-Jun-2022 11:55 AM EDT
Belgian Researchers Explain Why People with Lower Economic Status Don’t Trust Politicians as Much
The Polish Association of Social Psychology

The ‘anomie’ concept – that the society is disintegrating and losing moral standards – explains why people with low socio-economic status trust politics less than those with a higher one, concludes a new study published in the scientific journal Social Psychological Bulletin.

Released: 29-Jun-2022 11:10 AM EDT
Study Finds Toxicity in the Open-Source Community Varies From Other Internet Forums
Carnegie Mellon University

Trolls, haters, flamers and other ugly characters are, unfortunately, a fact of life across much of the internet. Their ugliness ruins social media networks and sites like Reddit and Wikipedia.

Released: 29-Jun-2022 10:45 AM EDT
When More Is More: Identifying Cognitive Impairments with Multiple Drawing Tasks
University of Tsukuba

Researchers from the University of Tsukuba find that combining different drawing tasks improves accuracy when identifying people with cognitive impairments based on their drawing behaviors.

Released: 28-Jun-2022 4:10 PM EDT
Republicans and Democrats See Their Own Party’s Falsehoods as More Acceptable
Carnegie Mellon University

Politicians’ policy falsehoods seen as justifiable based on their signal of partisan trustworthiness.

Released: 28-Jun-2022 4:00 PM EDT
How the Pandemic and Social Distancing Have Changed Our Perception of Time
Sao Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP)

Brazilian researchers surveyed 900 volunteers via an online platform for five months. Most reported feeling that time passed more slowly during home confinement in the early months of the pandemic, associating this perception with feelings of loneliness.

Released: 27-Jun-2022 12:00 PM EDT
Rich People From Humble Origins Are Less Sensitive to the Challenges of Poverty Than Those Born Rich, Research Finds
Society for Personality and Social Psychology

People who become wealthy in the United States may tend to boast of their humble beginnings, but new research finds that they may, in fact, be less sympathetic to the difficulties of being poor than those who were born rich.

Newswise: FSU Expert on Social Movements Lends Insight on Public Protests Over Roe v. Wade
Released: 24-Jun-2022 3:20 PM EDT
FSU Expert on Social Movements Lends Insight on Public Protests Over Roe v. Wade
Florida State University

By: Pete Reinwald | Published: June 24, 2022 | 2:31 pm | SHARE: Deana Rohlinger, a Florida State University professor of sociology and an expert on political participation and social movements, said she expects mass protests stemming from Friday’s news that the U.S. Supreme Court voted to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 decision that gave women a right to choose an abortion before fetal viability.

Released: 24-Jun-2022 3:10 PM EDT
Washu Experts: Supreme Court Decision Will Transform American Life, Politics
Washington University in St. Louis

Experts from Washington University in St. Louis offer perspectives on the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and the impact it will have on American law, people and politics.

Released: 23-Jun-2022 10:45 AM EDT
It Starts with a Spark! Keep Your Bones and Joints Safe When Using Fireworks This Summer
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

Community parades and hometown Independence Day celebrations are back in full swing following cancellations due to pandemic restrictions. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) is reminding Americans to celebrate safely and take caution when handling fireworks. From small-scale sparklers to larger firework displays, at-home safety measures are key to avoiding injuries to the hands, eyes and face.

Newswise: CSU Juneteenth Symposium Reinvigorates Efforts to Improve Black Student Success
Released: 22-Jun-2022 3:45 PM EDT
CSU Juneteenth Symposium Reinvigorates Efforts to Improve Black Student Success
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

CSU leaders call for improving outcomes for Black and African American students at inaugural symposium.

Released: 21-Jun-2022 4:45 PM EDT
Science Coverage of Climate Change Can Change Minds – Briefly
Ohio State University

Science reporting on climate change does lead Americans to adopt more accurate beliefs and support government action on the issue – but these gains are fragile, a new study suggests.

Newswise: Arts Summer Program Offers Creative Outlet for Individuals with Aphasia
Released: 21-Jun-2022 1:50 PM EDT
Arts Summer Program Offers Creative Outlet for Individuals with Aphasia
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

June is Aphasia Awareness Month and the members of the Summer Aphasia Arts Program held a concert, theatrical performance and an art exhibit after honing their artistic skills over two weeks.

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Released: 21-Jun-2022 1:00 PM EDT
Who Benefits From Brain Training, and Why?
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., June 21, 2022 — If you are skilled at playing puzzles on your smartphone or tablet, what does it say about how fast you learn new puzzles, or more broadly, how well can you focus in school or at work? In the language of psychologists, does “near transfer” predict “far transfer”? A team of psychologists from the University of California, Irvine and the University of California, Riverside reports in Nature Human Behavior that people who show near transfer are more likely to show far transfer.