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Newswise: Rutgers Researchers Teach Lessons on Extraterrestrial Life in Local Elementary Schools

Rutgers Researchers Teach Lessons on Extraterrestrial Life in Local Elementary Schools

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Each week, researchers with Rutgers ENIGMA teach astrobiology lessons to children in grades four through eight at McKinley Community School and Greater New Brunswick Charter School. Astrobiology is a relatively new interdisciplinary field that seeks to understand whether life arose elsewhere and whether we can detect it.

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4-Dec-2019 1:55 PM EST
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3 Reasons to Celebrate the CSU

California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

​​​​​​​With 23 campuses serving more than 482,000 students across the state, the California State University has the power to transform lives with higher education. And the 3.8 million alumni who are driving the world's fifth largest economy are a testament to that. Read on for more reasons to celebrate the CSU.

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4-Dec-2019 1:15 PM EST
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Newswise: Helping children birth to 5 with social/emotional, developmental disorders

Helping children birth to 5 with social/emotional, developmental disorders

South Dakota State University

More than 50 mental health clinicians and 14 Head Start teachers are increasing their ability to help young children experiencing social and emotional difficulties, thanks to training provided through the South Dakota Early Childhood Mental Health Collaborative.

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4-Dec-2019 12:50 PM EST
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Mindfulness training may help lower blood pressure, new study shows

Brown University

As the leading cause of death in both the United States and the world, heart disease claims nearly 18 million lives every year, according to the World Health Organization.

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4-Dec-2019 12:05 PM EST
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Newswise: Toxic corporate workplace culture could be linked to 
Australia's spiral into depression

Toxic corporate workplace culture could be linked to Australia's spiral into depression

University of South Australia

Here’s a sobering statistic for the ‘lucky country’: 36 million prescriptions for antidepressant medication were issued in Australia in 2018, the second highest in the developed world after Iceland.

Channels: Behavioral Science, In the Workplace, Mental Health, Psychology and Psychiatry,

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4-Dec-2019 6:20 AM EST
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Differences in replacement level fertility point to inequalities

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

The percentage of the world’s population that is above or below the ‘replacement level of fertility’ has long been used as a measure of demographic development. A new study revisited how this metric is calculated and how useful it really is in terms of informing policy decisions.

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4-Dec-2019 6:05 AM EST
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Gun Violence, Bullying and Poverty Again Named as Top Three Social Concerns for Youth by Chicago Parents

Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Consistent with last year, Chicago parents again selected gun violence, bullying/cyberbullying and poverty as the top three social problems for children and adolescents in the city, according to the latest survey results released by Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH). Hunger was new to this year’s top 10 list of social issues facing youth, with 62 percent of parents across all community areas in Chicago considering it a big problem.

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3-Dec-2019 4:15 PM EST
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Rural-Urban Flip: How Changing ACA Rules Affected Health Insurance Premium Costs

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

People in rural areas of the U.S. who receive subsidies to buy health insurance in the Health Insurance Marketplaces pay less in premiums than their counterparts in urban areas, a flip that occurred in 2018 and has been widening since, according to a new analysis.

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26-Nov-2019 12:05 PM EST
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Newswise: Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Hires New Associate Dean for Finance and Administration

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Hires New Associate Dean for Finance and Administration

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Benner brings more than 20 years of experience in financial and operational management positions and significant experience in higher education administration.

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3-Dec-2019 3:10 PM EST
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