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Released: 23-Oct-2020 3:50 PM EDT
Trump Led Biden in Twitter Volume and in Positive Mentions, Analysis Shows
New York University

President Donald Trump received more Twitter mentions, and a greater increase of positive mentions, relative to former Vice President Joe Biden Thursday night, shows a new analysis of online activity leading up to, during, and immediately after the second presidential debate.

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Released: 23-Oct-2020 2:30 PM EDT
Trump continued to falsely claim Biden supported getting rid of private insurance
Newswise

In the final presidential debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, moderator Kristen Welker asks the candidates to speak about their plans for healthcare in the United States. President Trump once again accused his oponent of wanting to eliminate private health insurance. Trump has made this claim repeatedly. This claim is false. It conflates Biden's plan with those of other Democrats pushing "Medicare for All."

Released: 23-Oct-2020 1:50 PM EDT
Are we really “rounding the corner" when it comes the coronavirus pandemic?
Newswise

“We’re rounding the turn,” Trump said during the debate. This implies a meaningful improvement. We rate this claim as false. On that very same day the U.S. recorded 77,000 new cases, according to NBC News. This tops the previous high that had been set in July. We may be learning to "live with it," as Trump mentioned, but this is not an improvement.

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Released: 23-Oct-2020 1:40 PM EDT
Expert available to speak on how magazine censorship helped strengthen the LGBTQ community
California State University, Fullerton

Research from Jason Shepard, chair and professor of communications at Cal State Fullerton, highlights how First Amendment law was both a weapon and shield in the expansion of LGBTQ rights well before the Stonewall Riots.

Released: 23-Oct-2020 1:10 PM EDT
Gender insecurity prompts women MMA fighters to date hypermasculine men
University of California, Riverside

Women who compete in martial arts and combat sports challenge gender norms in their profession but often embrace them wholeheartedly and even overdo them in their personal lives, finds a UC Riverside study published in Sociology of Sport Journal.

Released: 23-Oct-2020 12:05 PM EDT
COVID-19 anxiety linked to body image issues
Anglia Ruskin University

A new study has found that anxiety and stress directly linked to COVID-19 could be causing a number of body image issues amongst women and men.

Released: 23-Oct-2020 10:50 AM EDT
COVID-19 lockdown reduced mental health, sleep, exercise
Pennington Biomedical Research Center

A first-of-its-kind global survey shows the initial phase of the COVID-19 lockdown dramatically altered our personal habits, largely for the worse.

Newswise: Leaders in Education, Business and Government Join Forces to Solve Critical Issues Facing Young People at CFES Global Conference
Released: 22-Oct-2020 6:10 PM EDT
Leaders in Education, Business and Government Join Forces to Solve Critical Issues Facing Young People at CFES Global Conference
CFES Brilliant Pathways

COVID-19 and social unrest across the globe have changed our world forever. The CFES Brilliant Pathways Global Conferenceon October 27-29, will explore implication of this disruption and how we can ensure that our children succeed in education and the workplace in our new world.

Newswise: UC San Diego Commits $2.5M to the Black Studies Project
Released: 22-Oct-2020 6:05 PM EDT
UC San Diego Commits $2.5M to the Black Studies Project
University of California San Diego

This is a crucial time for each and every university to consider the role that Black studies plays in its intellectual and institutional formation, according to the conveners of the Black Studies Project (BSP) at UC San Diego. The current political moment has not only heightened the urgency of grappling with questions of Blackness and anti-Blackness, but has underscored the critical role that Black studies scholars and scholarship must play in this ongoing dialogue. Black studies has never been more relevant.

Newswise: Hurricanes likely to disrupt at-home obstructive sleep apnea treatment
Released: 22-Oct-2020 3:45 PM EDT
Hurricanes likely to disrupt at-home obstructive sleep apnea treatment
University of Miami Health System, Miller School of Medicine

Hurricanes impact obstructive sleep apnea patients’ ability to use positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy not only during, but also before and after the storm, according to a scientific investigation by University of Miami Miller School of Medicine researchers published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine.

Released: 22-Oct-2020 2:45 PM EDT
Shared religious experiences bring couples together
University of Georgia

Couples that pray together stay together. It’s a common religious saying, but a new study from the University of Georgia is giving the proverb some scientific credence.

Released: 22-Oct-2020 2:10 PM EDT
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that nursing homes "never needed" to accept patients who tested positive for COVID-19, but they did accept them
Newswise

According to a report from the New York State Department of Health, "6,326 COVID-positive residents were admitted to [nursing home] facilities" following Cuomo's mandate that nursing homes accept the readmission of COVID-positive patients from hospitals. Therefore we rate his claim as false.

Released: 22-Oct-2020 1:35 PM EDT
COVID-19 study: Meaning in life and self-control protect against stress
University of Innsbruck

Numerous studies over the last few weeks have pointed out that the effects of the Corona pandemic on people's mental health can be enormous and affect large parts of the population.

Newswise: Is Spirituality a Component of Wisdom?
Released: 22-Oct-2020 12:45 PM EDT
Is Spirituality a Component of Wisdom?
University of California San Diego Health

In a recent study, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine found a seventh component of wisdom: spirituality.

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Released: 22-Oct-2020 12:15 PM EDT
Demographic differences foster social ties in online support groups, UCI-led study finds
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., Oct. 22, 2020 — Millions of adults in the U.S. join online support groups to help them attain health goals, ranging from weight loss to smoking cessation. In their quest to make connections, members have a tendency to hide demographic differences, concerned about poor social integration that will weaken interpersonal ties.

Newswise: Dean to Receive Hyacinth Award for HIV Work to End HIV/AIDS Epidemic
Released: 22-Oct-2020 11:40 AM EDT
Dean to Receive Hyacinth Award for HIV Work to End HIV/AIDS Epidemic
Rutgers School of Public Health

Rutgers School of Public Health dean, Perry N. Halkitis, will receive the Hyacinth Award, from the Hyacinth Foundation.

Released: 22-Oct-2020 11:00 AM EDT
Webinar: Global Supply Chain Exposure and Vulnerability to Increasing Climate Extremes
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Experts on climate change and supply chain risk at the University of Maryland will discuss their research into global supply chains’ exposure and vulnerability to increasing climate extremes.

Newswise: Time is Not on Their Side: Physicians Face Barriers to Voting
Released: 22-Oct-2020 11:00 AM EDT
Time is Not on Their Side: Physicians Face Barriers to Voting
UT Southwestern Medical Center

DALLAS – Oct. 22, 2020 – Two new UT Southwestern studies published today report some surprising findings: Only half of practicing physicians are registered to vote, and the most common obstacle faced by resident physicians is the lack of time to vote. The researchers say finding ways to increase voter participation among doctors is critical as the nation tackles health care issues.

Released: 22-Oct-2020 10:15 AM EDT
Pres. Trump claim that "phony ballots" were printed without his name on it is not entirely true
Newswise

We rate this claim as mostly false. There was one instance in Los Angeles where a small percentage of mail ballots omitted the presidential race entirely. That meant that it wasn’t only Trump’s name that was missing, but also Democratic nominee Joe Biden.

Released: 22-Oct-2020 9:50 AM EDT
Rutgers Jewish Film Festival Goes Virtual, November 8–22
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

The 21st annual Rutgers Jewish Film Festival features a curated slate of award-winning dramatic and documentary films from Israel, the United States, and Germany that explore and illuminate Jewish history, culture, and identity. This year's festival vill be virtual. Many films will also include a Q&A component with filmmakers, scholars, and special guests on the Zoom platform.

Newswise: Wichita State doubles output of engineering grads ahead of schedule
Released: 22-Oct-2020 9:35 AM EDT
Wichita State doubles output of engineering grads ahead of schedule
Wichita State University

In 2011, Wichita State University vowed to double the number of engineering grants as part of the state's University Engineering Initiative Act. One year ahead of schedule, the College of Engineering has surpassed its goal.

Newswise: Nobel Laureate Paul Romer on Loss and Course Corrections—Virtual Lecture, Oct. 27
Released: 22-Oct-2020 8:00 AM EDT
Nobel Laureate Paul Romer on Loss and Course Corrections—Virtual Lecture, Oct. 27
New York University

Nobel Laureate Paul Romer will deliver a virtual lecture, “Progress Is Possible...If We Are Willing and Able to Make Course Corrections,” on Tues., Oct. 27.

Released: 21-Oct-2020 5:35 PM EDT
Preventing lead poisoning at the source
Case Western Reserve University

Using a variety of public records—including assessed market value, sales, foreclosure and tax history, code violations, building permits and rental registry data—the researchers examined every rental property in Cleveland from 2016-18 on factors related to the likelihood that the property could have lead-safety problems.

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Released: 21-Oct-2020 4:30 PM EDT
Paul Torrens Health Forum | "The 2020 Presidential Election: What’s at Stake for Health?"
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

The outcome of the presidential election will determine our nation’s path forward on numerous health and healthcare fronts. As the nation continues to grapple with COVID-19, systemic racism, climate change and other critical public health issues, there’s much at stake. Join us for an insightful session moderated by Gerald Kominski, professor at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor and senior fellow at FSPH’s UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. The program will feature two health policy experts, Dr. Lanhee Chen of the Hoover Institution of Stanford University and Mark Peterson, professor of public policy, political science and law at UCLA, discussing the Democratic and Republican health platforms, their key policy implications, and how each reflects the party’s vision for the nation’s health. An optional small group networking session will follow the webinar.

Released: 21-Oct-2020 4:15 PM EDT
The First Book of Breathing: A new assessment based on an edition of papyrus FMNH 31324
University Of Chicago Press Journals

Papyrus FMNH31324 was acquired by the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago on May 24, 1894, after collector Edward E. Ayer purchased the papyrus for the museum while in Europe.

Released: 21-Oct-2020 3:55 PM EDT
Viral Facebook image does not show a coronavirus testing patent was submitted in 2015
Newswise

A post of an image showing "evidence" of a patent application for a novel coronavirus test in 2015 by a person named Richard A. Rothschild was shared by hundreds of users. This claim is false. The image shows a supplemental application that was filed in 2020 following the submission of another patent application in 2015 that was not related to the coronavirus. A spokesperson for the financial services firm Rothschild & Co. said the patent’s applicant had no link to the company.

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Released: 21-Oct-2020 3:55 PM EDT
Social isolation exacerbates the situation of school bullying victims
University of Cordoba

In school bullying, there are people who are chronic victims.

Released: 21-Oct-2020 3:40 PM EDT
Pastoral care shown to support older people at risk from COVID-19
Staffordshire University

Volunteers from the Catholic Church in Brazil helped to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 among the elderly, a new study shows.

Newswise: Gift creates clinical appointment in the field of Art of the Spanish Americas at UIC’s CADA
Released: 21-Oct-2020 3:35 PM EDT
Gift creates clinical appointment in the field of Art of the Spanish Americas at UIC’s CADA
University of Illinois at Chicago

UIC is the only Ph.D.-granting department of art history in Chicago with a specialist in this area

Released: 21-Oct-2020 3:20 PM EDT
Stigma Impacts Psychological, Physical Health of Multiracial People
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Policy changes can help to fight stigmas of multiracial Americans, one of the fasting growing minority groups in the United States according to a Rutgers University-led study.

Released: 21-Oct-2020 3:15 PM EDT
Why Do White Americans Support Both Strict Immigration Policies and DREAM Act?
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

White Americans support strict immigration policies while at the same time favor the DREAM Act that would grant legal status to some immigrants who were brought to the United States as children, a contradiction linked to racial resentment and the belief that equality already exists, according to a Rutgers-led study.

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Released: 21-Oct-2020 2:55 PM EDT
Paper: Congress must clarify limits of gene-editing technologies
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Genome editing of human embryos represents one of the most contentious potential scientific applications today. But what if geneticists could sidestep the controversy by editing sperm and eggs instead?

Released: 21-Oct-2020 12:55 PM EDT
Study assessing how early childhood educators spend time away from students
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Much attention is paid to the work early childhood teachers do in the classroom, but their tasks away from their students can be just as essential to children’s learning and development.

Released: 21-Oct-2020 12:25 PM EDT
Trump White House NDAs are likely unconstitutional
Cornell University

The nondisclosure agreements (NDAs) that President Donald Trump has required many White House employees to sign – unlike any previous administration – are likely unconstitutional, according to a report issued by Cornell Law School’s First Amendment Clinic.

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Released: 21-Oct-2020 11:35 AM EDT
Trump's claim that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is to blame for the stalled COVID-19 stimulus legislation is not accurate
Newswise

President Donald Trump has repeatedly blamed the U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for "not caring about Americans" since she would not agree to his terms for COVID-19 relief aid. We rate these claims as mostly false because they are misleading. According to the New York Times, Senator Mitch McConnell, Republican of Kentucky and the majority leader, told Republican senators privately on Tuesday that he has advised the White House not to strike a deal with Speaker Nancy Pelosi on a new stimulus bill before Election Day.

Newswise: Game-based learning platform will make education accessible to refugees
Released: 21-Oct-2020 10:05 AM EDT
Game-based learning platform will make education accessible to refugees
Wichita State University

A team of Wichita State University researchers is working on making education more accessible to refugee learners.

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