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New App Could Help Panic Attack Sufferers During Coronavirus Pandemic

A new cell phone app developed by faculty at the University of Vermont could help panic attack sufferers, whose condition may be worsened by the coronavirus pandemic, manage their anxiety. The concept is grounded in decades of research showing that...
2-Apr-2020 2:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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PLOS ONE: Online Program More Than Doubled Pregnancy Rate for Women With Infertility

A PLOS ONE study showed that an online version of Harvard’s Mind/Body Program for Fertility achieved results similar to the in-person counseling program, more than doubling pregnancy rates for women with infertility. Because many women can't...
16-Mar-2020 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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When Skin Tone Scars

In a new book, University of Vermont sociologist Nikki Khanna used social media to solicit 30 original essays by Asian-American women on the hurt of colorism. Khanna hopes to shed light on this painful, little discussed subject.
12-Mar-2020 5:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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What We Don't Know (about lakes) Could Hurt Us

As the power of extreme weather events increase with climate change, a team of scientists warn that lakes around the world may dramatically change, threatening ecosystem health and water quality.
2-Mar-2020 1:10 PM EST Add to Favorites

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When coronavirus is not alone

Interacting contagious diseases like influenza and pneumonia—and perhaps coronavirus too—follow the same complex spreading patterns as social trends, like the adoption of new slang or technologies. This new finding, published in Nature Physics,...
21-Feb-2020 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

In Cuba, Cleaner Rivers Follow Greener Farming

For the first time in more than 50 years, a joint team of Cuban and U.S. field scientists studied the water quality of twenty-five Cuban rivers and found little damage after centuries of sugarcane production. They also found nutrient pollution in...
27-Jan-2020 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Tiny Price Gaps Cost Investors Billions

New research shows that, millions of times each day, investors in the U.S. stock market see different prices at the same moment—and that these differing prices cost investors at least $2 billion dollars each year.
22-Jan-2020 2:20 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Banning Food Waste: Lessons for Rural America

As Vermont prepares to implement the first statewide food waste ban, UVM research shows 72% of Vermonters already compost or feed food scraps to pets/livestock, but few are willing to pay for curbside composting pickup. Study offers important policy...
15-Jan-2020 1:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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