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Article ID: 709736

Who Should Fido Fear? Depends on Relationship

Michigan State University

As states around the country move to stiffen punishments for animal cruelty, Michigan State University researchers have found a correlation between the types of animal abuse committed and the perpetrator's relationship to an animal and its owner.

Released:
18-Mar-2019 10:05 AM EDT

Law and Public Policy

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Article ID: 709469

Spring Cleaning in Full Bloom…That Means Packets Up! in the Laundry Room

American Cleaning Institute

As we commemorate National Poison Prevention Week and head into spring cleaning season, the American Cleaning Institute (ACI) offers simple tips to keep liquid laundry packets and all household cleaning products up and out of sight of vulnerable populations.

Released:
12-Mar-2019 11:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 709324

Endocrine Society Commends Reinvigorated Effort to Regulate Chemicals in Personal Care Products

Endocrine Society

The Endocrine Society applauded the reintroduction of a Senate bill that would give government regulators needed authority to protect consumers from exposure to hazardous endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) in cosmetics and other personal care products.

Released:
8-Mar-2019 9:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 709229

A Television in the Bedroom?

Universite de Montreal

Having a television in the bedroom during the preschool years can lead to mental and physical health problems in adolescence, a new Université de Montréal study indicates.

Released:
7-Mar-2019 6:00 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 709067

Nearly Half of Americans Have Had a Family Member Jailed, Imprisoned

Cornell University

In a groundbreaking Cornell-led study illuminating the extensive scope of mass incarceration in the U.S., nearly 1 in 2 Americans have had a brother or sister, parent, spouse or child spend time in jail or prison – a far higher figure than previously estimated.

Released:
4-Mar-2019 4:45 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 709054

Study: Requiring Landlords to Disclose Bedbugs Cuts Infestations, Creates Long-Term Savings

Iowa State University

Policies requiring landlords to disclose bedbug infestations are an effective way to reduce the prevalence of infestations, according to a just-published study. The study's mathematical model says policies can lead to modest, short-term costs to landlords, but ultimately result in savings to landlords and tenants.

Released:
4-Mar-2019 3:10 PM EST

Article ID: 709036

Chemical Pollutants in the Home Degrade Fertility in Both Men and Dogs, Study Finds

University of Nottingham

New research by scientists at the University of Nottingham suggests that environmental contaminants found in the home and diet have the same adverse effects on male fertility in both humans and in domestic dogs.

Released:
4-Mar-2019 12:10 PM EST
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Article ID: 708691

Being surrounded by green space in childhood may improve mental health of adults

Aarhus University

Children who grow up with greener surroundings have up to 55% less risk of developing various mental disorders later in life. This is shown by a new study from Aarhus University, Denmark, emphasizing the need for designing green and healthy cities for the future.

Released:
26-Feb-2019 9:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 708504

Handwriting: The foodie font of love

Ohio State University

For restaurants, though, conveying a sense of love could be as simple as picking a different menu font. A recent study found that when restaurant diners read menus with healthy food options printed in a typeface that appears handwritten, they were more likely to believe that the food was prepared with more care than similar items printed in machine-style fonts.

Released:
21-Feb-2019 3:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 708447

Pollinator gardens do best with a variety of plants

University of Georgia

Want to help pollinators? Gardens with more woody vegetation provide additional food and shelter.

Released:
21-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST

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