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Article ID: 694963

Training Compassion ‘Muscle’ May Boost Brain’s Resilience to Others’ Suffering

University of Wisconsin-Madison

A new study suggests compassion meditation training may reduce the distress a person feels when witnessing another’s suffering. The findings may have implications for professions in which people routinely work with others who are suffering, like doctors, law enforcement officers and first responders.

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Article ID: 694937

Texas Tech Student Creates 3D-Printed Prosthetic Hand for Local Child Using Library Makerspace

Texas Tech University

SivaTeja Pati, a biology major at Texas Tech University, presented Toby with a custom-made, Spider-Man-patterned prosthetic hand he designed and 3D printed for the boy, using the Makerspace in the University Library.

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22-May-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694899

Income Inequality Is Changing the Nature of How Parents Invest in Their Kids, Widening Class Divides in the U.S.

American Sociological Association (ASA)

A new study shows that rising income inequality in the U.S. has led affluent parents to increase spending on their children, widening the gap in child investment along class lines. The results suggest that income inequality erodes the equality of opportunity by increasing gaps between children from a young age.

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Article ID: 694819

Age-Related Racial Disparities in Suicide Rates Among Youth Ages 5 to 17 Years

Nationwide Children's Hospital

a new study from researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and collaborators published today in JAMA Pediatrics shows that racial disparities in suicide rates are age-related. Specifically, suicide rates for black children aged 5-12 were roughly two times higher than those of similarly-aged white children.

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Article ID: 694835

Preventing Murder by Addressing Domestic Violence

Case Western Reserve University

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University found 45 percent of victims were at high risk for homicide and severe assault, in a one-year assessment

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21-May-2018 8:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 692391

Will the 2018 Midterm Elections Result in a Party Shift or a Divided Government?

University of Redlands

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21-May-2018 5:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694836

Expert Available to Discuss School Shooting in Texas

Northwestern University

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18-May-2018 4:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694814

NSU Home to National Expert on Campus Shootings / School Violence

Nova Southeastern University

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