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Friday, January 20, 2012

Happy 2012: Recent Updates from Newswise

Happy New Year from Newswise! We hope your 2011 was a success, and that 2012 is off to a good start. Here is a summary of recent updates and developments Newswise completed to better serve our clients and users.

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Posted by Thom Canalichio on 01/20 at 03:17 PM
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Friday, January 20, 2012

Snakes Improve Search-and-Rescue Robots

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Georgia Tech researchers have studied the movements of snakes to create more efficient search-and-rescue robots.

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Posted by Craig Jones on 01/20 at 10:27 AM
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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Scientists Discover the First Physical Evidence of Tobacco in a Mayan Container

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Their discovery represents new evidence on the ancient use of tobacco in the Mayan culture and a new method to understand the ancient roots of tobacco use in the Americas.

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Posted by Craig Jones on 01/11 at 10:58 AM
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Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Best of 2011: Top News Releases of the Year

The top 10 most popular news releases of 2011 on Newswise

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Posted by Thom Canalichio on 01/04 at 04:54 PM
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Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Heather Has Two Mommies, Is Psychologically Healthy

Opponents of same-sex couples adoption and marriage rights have long claimed that children of same-sex parents will suffer psychological damage as a result of their non-traditional upbringing.  A new study in the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics shows that children of same-sex parents experience as good quality of life as those with heterosexual parents

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Posted by Thom Canalichio on 01/04 at 11:06 AM
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Friday, December 16, 2011

GDP Up, Happiness Down

Happiness has dropped over the last two years, University of Vermont research shows.

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Posted by Craig Jones on 12/16 at 12:24 PM
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Friday, December 09, 2011

Related Stories

Newswise just introduced a new way for readers to interact with its content.  The “Related Stories” module in the right sidebar of each article helps users find other articles related to their interest.  Clicking on the “Channel” tab shows those stories in a channel related to the article.

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Posted by Roger Johnson on 12/09 at 10:30 AM
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Thursday, December 01, 2011

Food Served in Children’s Hospitals Is Largely Unhealthy

Given the obesity epidemic among the nation’s young, one would hope that children’s hospitals would serve as a role model for healthy eating. But hospitals in California fall short, with only 7 percent of entrees classified as “healthy.”

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Posted by Craig Jones on 12/01 at 04:19 PM
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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

People with Early Alzheimer’s Disease May Be More Likely to Have Lower BMI

Studies have shown that people who are overweight in middle age are more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease decades later than people at normal weight, yet researchers have also found that people in the earliest stages of Alzheimer’s disease are more likely to have a lower body mass index (BMI). A current study examines this relationship between Alzheimer’s disease and BMI. The study is published in the November 22, 2011, print issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Posted by Craig Jones on 11/22 at 04:36 PM
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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Historian’s Work Gives a Glimpse of Nixon “Unplugged”

Soon historians and political junkies will have more Richard Nixon material to kick around, thanks to a UW-Madison professor emeritus who has fought for years to get the secret records of the former president made public. Stanley Kutler, the UW emeritus professor of law and history whose successful court challenge is responsible for the release of the records, says the records will be a chance to hear Nixon minus his lawyers, handlers and “spinmeisters.”

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Posted by Craig Jones on 11/10 at 11:07 AM
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