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Report links USGov global health funding to thousands of US jobs, millions lives saved

(Burness) President Trump's proposal to slash public investments in the fight against global threats such as malaria, Ebola and AIDS would imperil programs that generate thousands of jobs in the United States, as they deliver breakthrough...Show More Summary

Sexual health clinics should ask about abuse

(Queen Mary University of London) Training clinicians to proactively ask patients about domestic violence is feasible for sexual health clinics to implement and could increase referrals to specialist services, according to a study by Queen Mary University of London and the University of Bristol involving over 4,300 women.

Novel approach to treating post-traumatic stress disorder

(Cardiff University) A novel approach of using visual and physical stimulus to help military veterans address their traumatic experiences could soon play a significant role in helping British veterans overcome post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), thanks to a new Cardiff University research project.

Why was MacronLeaks' influence limited in the French election?

(University of Southern California) A research leader at the University of Southern California's Information Sciences Institute has found that #Macronleaks was mostly shared by foreigners outside of France.

Reintroduced Przewalski's horses have a different diet

(University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna) The preferred fodder of horses is grass. This is true for domestic horses and wild horses in the Gobi Desert. Researchers from Vetmeduni Vienna found out through tail hair analysis that before their extinction in the wild Przewalski's horses had been on a different diet than today. Show More Summary

Self-proclaimed slackers may be sabotaging own health

(American Psychological Association) People who think they're less active than others their age have a greater chance of dying younger than people who perceive themselves as more active, even if their actual activity levels are the same, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

“distributed framing” in social movements

In the special issue on Ethnic and Racial Studies on Black Lives Matters, BGS Jelani Ince, Clay Davis and myslef break down hashtag networks: This paper focuses on the social media presence of Black Lives Matter (BLM). Specifically, we examine how social media users interact with BLM by using hashtags and thus modify the framing […]

All That Is Solid Blog Appeal

All That Is Solid The left loves a good appeal. From the whip around for room costs to grandiose annual fundraisers, it's part of the labour movement's DNA. And it should never be otherwise. Loads of small donations from all over the place help maintain political or editorial independence. Show More Summary

Study: Supreme Court decision complicates prosecuting child abusers

(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Nearly 42 percent of the prosecutors who participated in a national online survey reported that the US Supreme Court's 2004 decision in Crawford v. Washington increased the need for abuseShow More Summary

Very low rate of early use of prescription smoking cessation medications among older patients after

(The JAMA Network Journals) Only about 7 percent of older adults who smoked used a prescription smoking cessation medication within 90 days after being discharged from a hospital following a heart attack, according to a study published by JAMA Cardiology.

The price of increasing health-care costs 

(Harvard University) New study finds that a higher out-of-pocket price of mental health treatment is associated with reduced use, especially among those with low incomes, but also high downstream costs for the seriously ill.

Aging power plants provide Trump administration with risks and opportunities

(Carnegie Mellon University) When it comes to the current plans to retire US power plants, Carnegie Mellon University researchers believe we are 'running towards a cliff with no fence.'They found that power plant retirement trends will complicate achieving long-term carbon dioxide emission reduction targets and require a significant increase in capital investments.

Privacy, please: Why surveiling shoppers can inhibit sales, and how to fix it

(Journal of Retailing at New York University) The authors designed a series of studies and field experiments that tested shoppers' reaction to being watched while shopping and found that when they feel their privacy or freedom of behavior is threatened, they will back off. Simple solutions are available to retailers.

How off-line retailers can fight back

(Journal of Retailing at New York University) For concrete thinkers, product touch is important; for abstract thinkers, not so much. The offline retailer who can mine the wealth of consumer research data available through the internet to pinpoint these concrete thinkers, the authors suggest, can target them with appropriate marketing strategies.

Teaching without training

(Brigham Young University) Despite efforts from No Child Left Behind to promote 'highly qualified' teaching, recent research shows that just 36 percent of new secondary science teachers are teaching only in their trained subject.

How Businesses Benefit From Immigrant Exploitation

Since his time in office, President Trump has put in place a travel ban on Muslim immigrants from seven different nations in the Middle East, has increased the number of border agents at the Mexican border, and has high hopes of building a new wall at the US-Mexican border.  Despite all of this attention being […]

How poverty may affect children's behavior

(Wiley) In a recent study of young children experiencing homelessness, high-quality parenting was associated with better peer relationships and protection from internalizing problems in the context of family adversity.

Study looks at physicians who prescribe methadone

(St. Michael's Hospital) A small number of physicians prescribe the majority of the drugs used to treat people in Ontario who are battling opioid addictions, a new study has found.

Jeremy Corbyn and the Working Class

Does Corbynism have a working class problem? No. And yes. Key to understanding how Labour beat expectations is the changing character of class politics. For a moment let's frame the issue with the deeply flawed official dominant conception of class used by the ONS. Show More Summary

Rude customers linked to workers' shopping binges

(Michigan State University) Service workers who face verbal abuse from customers during the workday are more likely to go on unnecessary shopping sprees in the evening, indicates new research co-authored by a Michigan State University business expert.

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