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Article ID: 715419

Ignoring cues for alcohol and fast food is hard -- but is it out of our control?

University of New South Wales

Have you ever tried to stay away from fast food, but found hard-to-ignore signals that represent its availability - like neon lights and ads - are everywhere?

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8-Jul-2019 1:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 715399

Too Much Screen Time for the Kids? Grandparents May Also Be Complicit

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

A new study by Rutgers and other researchers finds that today’s grandparents are still true to their traditional fun-loving image -- allowing their grandchildren, while under their supervision, to spend about half of their time on a mobile phone, tablet, computer or TV.

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8-Jul-2019 11:05 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 715402

Want to boost creativity? Try playing Minecraft

Iowa State University

Video games that foster creative freedom can increase creativity. An Iowa State study compared the effect of playing Minecraft, with or without instruction, to watching a TV show or playing a race car video game. Those playing Minecraft without instruction were most creative.

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8-Jul-2019 11:05 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 715171

Is that news really “fake,” or is it just biased?

Ohio State University

In an era of concern over “fake news,” a new study finds that people draw a distinction between information sources that are dishonest and those that are biased. Researchers found that a source seen as biased may lose credibility with people, even if they believe the source is scrupulously honest.

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1-Jul-2019 10:10 AM EDT

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    5-Jul-2019 10:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 715296

Full circle ─ rigorous study links moderate drinking in older age with lower risk of death ─ but more research still needed

Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcohol consumption in later life has increased over the past decade. Although moderate alcohol intake in older adults has been previously linked to a lower risk of cardiovascular disease and death, recent studies have suggested little ─ if any ─ health benefit to alcohol. Assessing the relationship between alcohol intake and mortality is extremely challenging, partly because of the need to disentangle the effect of alcohol from that of other factors that influence health, and also because people’s drinking habits often change over time. However, research methodology and data quality continue to improve. A new report in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research presents a 16-year follow-up of the Health and Retirement Study (HRS) ─ one of the largest and most rigorous US studies of the relationship between alcohol consumption and mortality to date.

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2-Jul-2019 5:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Newswise: Patients Are More Confident When Orthopaedic Surgeons Wear White Coats

Article ID: 715311

Patients Are More Confident When Orthopaedic Surgeons Wear White Coats

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Hospitalized patients express higher confidence in orthopaedic surgeons wearing white coats, suggests a study in Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research® (CORR®), a publication of The Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons®. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

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3-Jul-2019 10:05 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 715270

Even today, we want our heroes to know right from wrong

Ohio State University

n a world of sympathetic villains and flawed heroes, people still like fictional characters more when they have a strong sense of morality, a new study finds. Researchers found that people best liked the heroes they rated as most moral, and least liked villains they rated as most immoral.

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2-Jul-2019 1:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Newswise: IU-connected startup enabling precision medicine for mental health, pain

Article ID: 715268

IU-connected startup enabling precision medicine for mental health, pain

Indiana University

MindX Sciences, a startup founded on science developed at Indiana University, is working to commercialize the first objective tests to assess pain and a number of mental health issues that historically have been difficult to measure.

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2-Jul-2019 12:05 PM EDT

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