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Exercise: Psych Patients’ New Natural Prescription

A new study advocates for exercise as a fundamental treatment and intervention method within inpatient psychiatric facilities.
17-May-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Rx for Finals Anxiety? At University of Vermont, It's Peanut Butter, Nutella and Fluff

Many schools put extensive programming in place to help today's college students, who come to campus with more anxiety, depression and other mental illnesses, manage the stress of final exams. The University of Vermont DeStress Central program is a...
10-May-2019 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Global Health Benefits of Climate Action Offset Costs

New research in Nature Communications reports that immediate, dramatic cuts in carbon emissions – aggressive enough to meet the Paris Climate Agreement – are economically sound if human health benefits are factored in.
3-May-2019 3:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Study: AI can detect depression in a child’s speech

A machine learning algorithm can detect signs of anxiety and depression in the speech patterns of young children, potentially providing a fast and easy way of diagnosing conditions that are difficult to spot and often overlooked in young people. If...
6-May-2019 9:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Mysterious river dolphin helps crack the code of marine mammal communication

The Araguaian river dolphin of Brazil was thought to be solitary with little social structure that would require communication. But researchers from the University of Vermont and the University of St. Andrews have discovered the dolphins actually...
16-Apr-2019 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


New Book: Majority of Vermont’s Undocumented Migrant Farm Workers Are Food Insecure

50 percent or more of Vermont’s undocumented migrant farmworkers are food insecure, says a new book, Life on the Other Border, Farmworkers and Food Justice in Vermont (University of California Press, April 2019). While the book focuses on Vermont,...
2-Apr-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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


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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