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Wind has caused 479 injuries, 28 deaths in bounce houses since 2000

It’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt … or dies. And a lack of regulations and oversight surrounding a popular, easily rentable party feature could be putting tens of thousands of children at risk, according to new research from the...
9-Aug-2022 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Wildfires disproportionately affect the poor

With fires raging from California to Alaska, the 2022 wildfire season is off to a violent start. It’s an ominous sign of what promises to be another record-breaking fire season in the U.S. Roughly 2 million acres burned last month. And major fires...
2-Aug-2022 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Some Types of Stress Could Be Good for Brain Functioning

It may feel like an anvil hanging over your head, but that looming deadline stressing you out at work may actually be beneficial for your brain, according to new research from the Youth Development Institute at the University of Georgia.
28-Jul-2022 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Feminism May Lead to Better Body Image

New research from the University of Georgia shows a connection between being a feminist and having a better body image. Published in Body Image, the study found that feminist mothers and their daughters felt more positively about their bodies and...
19-Jul-2022 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Women Already Live Longer. They Can Live Better with an Improved Diet

Women tend to live longer than men but typically have higher rates of illness. Now, new research from University of Georgia suggests these higher rates of illness can be improved by a better diet, one that is high in pigmented carotenoids such as...
14-Jul-2022 9:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Age May Rival Politics in COVID-19 Vaccine Debate

New research from the University of Georgia suggests age and risk perception may have as much of an effect on COVID-19 vaccine acceptance as party affiliation.
5-Jul-2022 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

75% of Teens Aren’t Getting Recommended Daily Exercise

Three out of every four teens aren’t getting enough exercise, and this lack is even more pronounced among female students. But new research from the University of Georgia suggests improving a school’s climate can increase physical activity among...
21-Jun-2022 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Panthers now No. 1 predator of white-tailed deer in Southwest Florida

A new study by the University of Georgia found Florida panthers are the No. 1 cause of mortality for white-tailed deer in Southwest Florida.
14-Jun-2022 9:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Expert available to discuss MLB lockout developments

2-Mar-2022 11:05 AM EST

Expert available to discuss crisis pregnancy centers

22-Feb-2022 8:05 AM EST

Margaret Ariotti, a political scientist who has conducted extensive field work in Burkina Faso, is available to discuss the recent coup.

26-Jan-2022 3:50 PM EST

Supreme Court: Off-campus student speech protected, but schools do have power to regulate

The Supreme Court’s 8-1 recent decision in Mahanoy allows both sides to claim victory, according to Clare Norins, director of the University of Georgia School of Law’s First Amendment Clinic, who also serves as an assistant clinical professor.
24-Jun-2021 3:35 PM EDT

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Professor: Information key to COVID-19 vaccine acceptance

8-Sep-2020 4:25 PM EDT

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Aging experts call for more dementia care training

New recommendations call for more evidence-based workforce training to meet the growing demands for dementia care.
23-Jul-2020 12:45 PM EDT

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Preparing for hurricane season during COVID-19

Hurricane season 2020 is already shattering records, and it’s only July.
16-Jul-2020 10:35 AM EDT

Pandemic could make drug resistance epidemic worse

8-Jul-2020 11:50 AM EDT

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