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22-Nov-2022 7:05 PM EST
Laws Allowing Insurers to Deny Alcohol-Related Claims Do Not Deter Drinking, Study Suggests
Research Society on Alcoholism

State laws designed to prevent dangerous drinking behaviors do not appear to have that effect, according to a study published in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. Alcohol exclusion laws allow insurance companies to deny payment for injuries caused by alcohol consumption and were adopted more than seventy years ago to prevent problem drinking and related insurance costs. But a rigorous analysis of drinking behaviors found no evidence that repealing these laws increases alcohol consumption or binge drinking. Previous reports have found these laws to be a barrier to screening and treatment for alcohol issues, resulting in billions of dollars in added healthcare costs.

Newswise: Research shows crowds hold the cards in referees’ decisions
Released: 25-Nov-2022 8:30 AM EST
Research shows crowds hold the cards in referees’ decisions
University of Portsmouth

A team of university researchers have found that soccer crowds are influencing referees’ behaviour.

Released: 24-Nov-2022 11:45 AM EST
How COVID-19 school closures will affect inequalities in adult skills
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

School closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic affected learning to varying degrees in different countries. A new study sheds light on what this learning loss will mean for countries' human capital in the decades to come.

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Released: 23-Nov-2022 5:15 PM EST
Do acquisitions harm the acquired brand? Identifying conditions that reduce the negative effect
American Marketing Association (AMA)

Researchers from University of Leeds, University of Vienna, and University of Pennsylvania published a new Journal of Marketing article that examines why consumers develop negative reactions towards acquired brands and explains conditions that attenuate that negative effect.

   
Newswise: Human evolution wasn’t just the sheet music, but how it was played
Released: 23-Nov-2022 4:30 PM EST
Human evolution wasn’t just the sheet music, but how it was played
Duke University

A team of Duke researchers has identified a group of human DNA sequences driving changes in brain development, digestion and immunity that seem to have evolved rapidly after our family line split from that of the chimpanzees, but before we split with the Neanderthals.

   
18-Nov-2022 12:40 PM EST
Witchcraft beliefs are widespread, highly variable around the world
PLOS

A newly compiled dataset quantitatively captures witchcraft beliefs in countries around the world, enabling investigation of key factors associated with such beliefs. Boris Gershman of American University in Washington, D.C., presents these findings in the open-access journal PLOS ONE on November 23, 2022.

Released: 23-Nov-2022 1:20 PM EST
Study finds picky eaters are put off by food depending on plateware colour
University of Portsmouth

Researchers examining the characteristics of picky eaters have found the colour of the bowl food is served in has an influence on taste

Newswise: APEC University Leaders’ Forum 2022 Successfully Concludes with High-level Discussions on Preparing for the Next Pandemic
Released: 23-Nov-2022 8:55 AM EST
APEC University Leaders’ Forum 2022 Successfully Concludes with High-level Discussions on Preparing for the Next Pandemic
Chulalongkorn University

Business leaders, policy makers, and university presidents from APRU, a network of 60 leading research universities from 19 economies around the APEC region, convened at the Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, on 16 November for the APEC University Leaders' Forum (AULF) 2022, under the theme: “Preventing the Next Pandemic.”

Newswise: Just 17 minutes of YouTube videos can drive down prejudice, study reveals
Released: 22-Nov-2022 6:50 PM EST
Just 17 minutes of YouTube videos can drive down prejudice, study reveals
University of Essex

Watching just 17 minutes of YouTubers talking about their struggles with mental health drives down prejudice, University of Essex research has suggested.

Newswise: FSU expert: Business professor available to discuss impact of workforce changes at Twitter
Released: 22-Nov-2022 5:50 PM EST
FSU expert: Business professor available to discuss impact of workforce changes at Twitter
Florida State University

By: Samuel Manley, Jasmine Hur | Published: November 22, 2022 | 2:53 pm | SHARE: For several weeks, Twitter has been in the news amid billionaire Elon Musk’s takeover. Mass layoffs and resignations have been reported following Musk’s acquisition of the company.The reports prompted many Twitter users to suggest that the social media platform could cease to exist in the future.

   
Newswise: Researcher imagines a world without gratitude
Released: 22-Nov-2022 3:15 PM EST
Researcher imagines a world without gratitude
University of Miami

To better understand the purpose of gratitude, a University of Miami psychology professor conjured up a world devoid of this emotion at the root of healthy relationships—and the centerpiece of one of our favorite holidays.

Newswise: UC San Diego Rises Five Spots to No. 29 in Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings
Released: 22-Nov-2022 2:00 PM EST
UC San Diego Rises Five Spots to No. 29 in Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings
University of California San Diego

The University of California San Diego has been named the No. 29 university in the world, climbing five spots globally in the Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings 2022.

Released: 22-Nov-2022 12:05 PM EST
Psychology: What gazes reveal about us
Technische Universität Dresden

We constantly move our eyes to obtain important information from the environment. Measuring eye movements allows to understand how information is processed.

Released: 22-Nov-2022 12:05 PM EST
Changing feelings can boost creativity for conventional thinkers
Washington State University

Even people who tend to think conventionally, such as accountants or insurance adjusters, can be creative, a recent study suggests, if they can look at emotional situations in a different light.

Newswise: United Nations Partnership - the Power of Education to Spread Mediterranean Diet as Framework for Urban Sustainable Growth – 600 School Partnership
Released: 22-Nov-2022 10:05 AM EST
United Nations Partnership - the Power of Education to Spread Mediterranean Diet as Framework for Urban Sustainable Growth – 600 School Partnership
Green Bronx Machine

Green Bronx Machine, Future Food Institute, Mayor of Pollica, President of ICCAR- UNESCO, and Italian coordination of the UNESCO Emblematic Communities announce LIFESTYLE FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE to partner with 600 schools in Italy to promote human and planetary health via Mediterranean Diet.

Newswise: Altmetric Badges added to Oxford University Press online books
Released: 22-Nov-2022 9:30 AM EST
Altmetric Badges added to Oxford University Press online books
Digital Science

The distinctive Altmetric Badge is now being added to Oxford University Press (OUP) book content, updating in real-time to reflect attention given to OUP books and book chapters from sources including news media, social media, and policy documents.

Released: 21-Nov-2022 1:30 PM EST
LifeBridge Health Raises Minimum Wage for Hundreds of Team Members to $16 an Hour
LifeBridge Health

LifeBridge Health today announced that it has raised the minimum wage for hundreds of team members, including all hospital-based team members, to $16 an hour. This increase comes less than two years after the organization implemented a $15 an hour minimum wage that affected team members in frontline jobs throughout the health system.

   
Released: 21-Nov-2022 12:50 PM EST
Participate in Virtual Discussions on Select Works by Neil Gaiman
Saint Louis University

As part of the St. Louis Literary Award series of programs honoring 2023 award recipient Neil Gaiman, the Saint Louis University Campus Read Book Talk Series offers opportunities to explore the themes of Gaiman’s work.

Released: 21-Nov-2022 11:50 AM EST
Laundry Luv and LaundryCares Foundation Work to Bridge Literacy Gap Throughout Greater Abilene
LaundryCares Foundation

The LaundryCares Foundation welcomes the community of Abilene, Texas to experience a Free Laundry and Literacy Day event at Laundry Luv on Wednesday, December 7.

Released: 21-Nov-2022 11:30 AM EST
CPR mannikins used in instructive social media posts lack diversity, influencing patient outcomes and disparities in training and care
Elsevier

Investigators found that there is a marked lack of diversity in the mannikins depicted by public social media accounts of organizations that administer cardiopulmonary (CPR) education. Less than 10% represented Black or Asian individuals and none represented pregnant women.

   
Released: 21-Nov-2022 10:30 AM EST
Local alcohol availability related to child maltreatment
Ohio State University

The number of stores selling alcohol in a neighborhood is linked to cases of child abuse and neglect in the same area, a new study suggests.

Newswise: Research confirms wisdom of Santa’s wish lists, showing holiday shoppers often don’t buy what recipients want
Released: 21-Nov-2022 8:30 AM EST
Research confirms wisdom of Santa’s wish lists, showing holiday shoppers often don’t buy what recipients want
West Virginia University

Julian Givi, an assistant professor of marketing at the West Virginia University John Chambers College of Business and Economics, has uncovered various mismatches between gift givers and receivers.

   
Released: 18-Nov-2022 4:35 PM EST
Moral behavior pays off
Max Planck Society (Max-Planck-Gesellschaft)

Selfless behaviour and cooperation cannot be taken for granted.

Released: 18-Nov-2022 1:25 PM EST
Improvisation and creativity in professional jazz musicians
Aarhus University

World-renowned jazz musicians are often praised for their creative ingenuity. But how do they make up improvisations? And what makes artists’ solos more enticing than those of less skilled players?

Released: 18-Nov-2022 11:15 AM EST
There’s no evidence that U.S. aid money sent to Ukraine was then used to invest in FTX as a money laundering scheme
Newswise

The news that FTX, the cryptocurrency company, filed for bankruptcy protection amid news it was short billions of dollars has spawned many conspiracy theories being shared on social media.

   
Released: 17-Nov-2022 8:35 PM EST
Deprivation in childhood linked to impulsive behaviour in adulthood – research
Aston University

Children who have experienced deprivation are more likely to make more impulsive choices than those who don’t and can lead to addictions in later life - research has shown.

Released: 17-Nov-2022 8:20 PM EST
Made by women: Why women buy from women and men buy from women and men
Society for Consumer Psychology

Researchers from Technical University of Munich and Copenhagen Business School published a new paper in the Journal of Consumer Psychology that provides fresh insights into how individual purchase decisions are influenced by the gender of the person producing the goods.

Released: 17-Nov-2022 5:40 PM EST
Rising housing cost to income ratio strongly linked to poor health, death, suicide
BMJ

The widening gap between personal disposable income and the cost of housing is strongly linked to poor health, preventable deaths, and suicide, finds an international study of developed countries accepted for publication in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health.

   
Released: 17-Nov-2022 5:40 PM EST
Rising housing cost to income ratio strongly linked to poor health, death, suicide
BMJ

The widening gap between personal disposable income and the cost of housing is strongly linked to poor health, preventable deaths, and suicide, finds an international study of developed countries accepted for publication in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health.

   
Released: 17-Nov-2022 3:35 PM EST
Homeless to Receive New Shoes and Free Foot Exams by Orthopedic Surgeons in NYC on November 19
Hospital for Special Surgery

Dr. Matthew Conti, a foot and ankle surgeon, will provide 250 free pairs of new shoes and offer free foot exams to the homeless at the Mainchance Drop-In Center in NYC on Nov. 19. He launched the nonprofit “Our Hearts to Your Soles” when he was 15 years old with his father, also a foot and ankle surgeon.

   
Newswise: The Family Tree to Become Affiliate of LifeBridge Health
Released: 17-Nov-2022 3:30 PM EST
The Family Tree to Become Affiliate of LifeBridge Health
LifeBridge Health

The Family Tree announced that it will become an affiliate of LifeBridge Health, and work in coordination with the health system’s Center for Hope, effective December 31, 2022. The Family Tree, a nationally recognized leader in child abuse prevention, takes this step to amplify its mission of building strong families throughout Maryland.

   
Newswise: Cardiovascular Societies Give Significantly Fewer Awards to Women Physicians, Researchers
Released: 17-Nov-2022 3:20 PM EST
Cardiovascular Societies Give Significantly Fewer Awards to Women Physicians, Researchers
Cedars-Sinai

A study published this week in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) found that seven major cardiovascular societies were more likely to distribute awards to men and white individuals when compared to women and those who identify as Asian, Hispanic/Latino, and Black.

   
Released: 17-Nov-2022 2:55 PM EST
Argonne and Economic Development Administration partner to launch national economic research center
Argonne National Laboratory

A new joint partnership between DOE’s Argonne National Laboratory and the Economic Development Administration creates a bridge that connects the economic development community with the complex research and data that informs good decisions.

   
Released: 17-Nov-2022 2:45 PM EST
Personal sensing at work: tracking burnout, balancing privacy
Cornell University

Personal sensing data could help monitor and alleviate stress among resident physicians, although privacy concerns over who sees the information and for what purposes must be addressed, according to collaborative research from Cornell Tech.

   
Released: 17-Nov-2022 12:50 PM EST
GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences and LifeBridge Health Partner to Establish a New Regional Medical Campus in Baltimore, Maryland
George Washington University

The George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) and LifeBridge Health have signed an agreement to establish a new Regional Medical Campus (RMC) for the GW SMHS MD Program. The new RMC will be based at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and home to a cohort of third and fourth year medical students who have opted to spend their clinical years there. The new campus will provide GW medical students the opportunity to train in a community-focused health system with strong emphasis on primary and continuity care in a population health environment. It is also anticipated that relationships built during their clinical training as students may lead to continued training in LifeBridge Health graduate medical education programs or as future as LifeBridge Health physicians.

     
Released: 17-Nov-2022 12:25 PM EST
Study: Violent sexual predators use dating apps as hunting grounds
Brigham Young University

Dating apps are now an entrenched part of American social life, but there’s work to do to ensure users’ safety. New research suggests that violent sexual predators are using dating apps as hunting grounds for vulnerable victims.


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