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Preventing Elderly Falls through Low-Cost Community Events

Reducing traumatic injuries sustained by older adults who fall begins with reducing their risk of falls. Research from the University of Vermont suggests that free community-based events are effective in educating and establishing fall risk...
20-Mar-2019 6:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Is the Most Effective Weight-Loss Strategy Really That Hard?

Dietary self-monitoring is the best predictor of weight-loss success. But the practice is viewed as so onerous, many would-be weight-losers won’t adopt it. New research published in Obesity shows for the first time how little time it actually...
20-Feb-2019 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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In Disasters, Twitter Influencers Get Out-Tweeted

A first-of-its-kind study on Twitter use during 5 of the costliest U.S. natural disasters offers potentially life-saving insights. The research, in PLOS ONE, finds that Twitter users with small networks (100-200 followers) increase activity more...
7-Feb-2019 11:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Farm Manure Boosts Greenhouse Gas Emissions – Even in Winter

Researchers have shown, for the first time, that manure used to fertilize croplands in spring and summer can dramatically increase greenhouse gas emissions in winter. While it’s known that farmers’ decisions to add nutrients to their fields...
22-Jan-2019 2:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

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On Facebook and Twitter your privacy is at risk -- even if you don't have an account

A study from the University of Vermont shows that if a person leaves a social media platform--or never joined--the online posts and words of their friends still provide about 95% of the predictive accuracy of a person's future activities--even...
18-Jan-2019 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Wearable sensor can detect hidden anxiety, depression in young children

Anxiety and depression in young children are hard to detect and often go untreated, potentially leading to anxiety disorders and increased risk of suicide and drug abuse later. In a PLOS ONE study, researchers showed a wearable sensor detected these...
11-Jan-2019 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Study: Despite Progress, Gay Fathers and Their Children Still Structurally Stigmatized

A study published in the February 2019 “Pediatrics” journal suggests the majority of gay fathers and their children continue to experience stigma with potentially harmful physical and psychological effects, despite legal, media and social...
15-Jan-2019 3:45 PM EST Add to Favorites

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New study first to predict which oil and gas wells are leaking methane

A new study in Environmental Geosciences is the first to predict, with up to 87% accuracy, which oil and natural wells are most likely to be leaking methane. Research published in Science estimated that natural gas wells are leaking 60% more methane...
20-Dec-2018 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


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Terrorism Expert Calls Alexandria Shootings an Attempt at the Creation of Fear for Political Means Through Violence by a Domestic Lone Wolf Terrorist.

14-Jun-2017 3:05 PM EDT

Allergist Betsy Jaffe MD: Intro Solids Before Peanut Foods w/ Infants; Thin Smooth PB w/ Pureed Fruit or Warm Water

13-Jan-2017 2:05 PM EST

Presidential Transitions Expert John Burke can discuss why Trump transition like no other, coming into a highly polarized situation

14-Nov-2016 11:15 AM EST

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Paris, China, Refugees, Coal, ISIS, Campaign, Russia, Economy and More: University of Vermont Experts Weigh in on Trump’s First 100 Days.

14-Nov-2016 9:50 AM EST

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Foremost Presidential Transitions Expert Talks Trump

Every four years, John Burke, the John G. McCullough Professor of Political Science, is in high demand as the foremost expert on presidential transitions. His book Presidential Transitions: From Politics to Practice about the Carter, Reagan, Bush...
14-Nov-2016 9:05 AM EST

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University of Vermont Professor in High Demand as Vermont Becomes First State to Label GMOs

1-Jul-2016 12:05 PM EDT

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Bee Experts For U.S. Pollinator Week

15-Jun-2016 2:05 PM EDT

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Can Athletes Get Abnormal Blood Clots? Yes!

University of Vermont blood-clotting expert Mary Cushman, M.D., M.Sc., talks about the reasons why sometimes fatal blood clots occur in elite athletes like the Portland Trail Blazers' Jerome Kersey, tennis great Serena Williams and most recently,...
5-May-2016 11:05 AM EDT

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