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    22-May-2018 10:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 694795

Facebook and Twitter Postings May Indicate a Drinking Problem

Research Society on Alcoholism

Despite the pervasive use of social media by young adults, little is known about whether, and how, social-media engagement influences their drinking patterns and risk of alcohol-related problems. Reviews thus far have looked at drinking relative to risky behaviors and advertising. This review examined associations between young adults’ alcohol-related social-media activity – defined as posting, liking, commenting on, and viewing of alcohol-related content on social media – and their drinking behaviors and alcohol-related problems.

18-May-2018 5:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 694810

Gay Male Teens Use Adult Hookup Apps to Find Friends, Partners

Northwestern University

CHICAGO - Although hookup apps require users to be 18 or older, a new Northwestern Medicine study found that more than 50 percent of sexually active gay and bisexual boys ages 14 to 17 met male sexual partners on apps such as Grindr and Scruff. It also was common for these teens to use the apps to connect with friends and find new gay, bisexual and queer friends and boyfriends, which sheds new light on who uses adult male hookup apps and why.

21-May-2018 8:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 694742

What's Trending in Fake News? IU Tools Show Which Stories Go Viral, and if 'Bots' Are to Blame

Indiana University

Researchers at the IU Observatory on Social Media have upgraded two tools playing a major role in countering the spread of misinformation online.

17-May-2018 3:25 PM EDT

Law and Public Policy

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    16-May-2018 12:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 694534

Study Shows Increase In Youth Suicide Attempts

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

The number of school-age children and adolescents hospitalized for suicidal thoughts or attempts has more than doubled since 2008, according to a new Vanderbilt-led study published today in Pediatrics.

14-May-2018 2:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 694139

Oversharing Can Have Consequences, Research Says

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Researcher finds that relationships are at risk when people fail to set expectations about the sharing of private information.

7-May-2018 12:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 692400

Violence Prevention Research Program Releases #WhatYouCanDo to Help Reduce Gun Violence

UC Davis Health

What You Can Do, launched today by the UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program, offers information and support for providers looking for ways to reduce firearm injury and death, particularly among patients at elevated risk.

6-May-2018 7:05 PM EDT

Law and Public Policy


Article ID: 693902

The Algorithmic Rise of the “Alt-Right”

American Sociological Association (ASA)

On a late summer evening in 2017, members of the far-right descended on Charlottesville, Virginia with tiki-torches held up in defense of confederate general Robert E. Lee’s statue in what was dubbed a “Unite the Right” rally, which had been organized mostly online. The next day, August 13

3-May-2018 3:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 693305

Applying Network Analysis to Natural History

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

By using network analysis to search for communities of marine life in the fossil records of the Paleobiology Database, the team, including researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, was able to quantify the ecological impacts of major events like mass extinctions and may help us anticipate the consequences of a “sixth mass extinction.”

23-Apr-2018 3:05 PM EDT

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