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Transgender political candidates still likely face an uphill battle, study finds

(University of Kansas) A new study led by a University of Kansas political scientist found 35 percent-40 percent of adults would oppose a transgender candidate for office, which was higher than the 30 percent who would likely oppose a gay or lesbian candidate.

Teens with PTSD and conduct disorder have difficulty recognizing facial expressions

(New York University) Adolescents with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms are more likely to misidentify sad and angry faces as fearful, while teens with symptoms of conduct disorder tend to interpret sad faces as angry, finds a study by NYU's Steinhardt School.

Listeria may be serious miscarriage threat early in pregnancy

(University of Wisconsin-Madison) Listeria, a common food-borne bacterium, may pose a greater risk of miscarriage in the early stages of pregnancy than appreciated, according to researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine studying how pathogens affect fetal development and change the outcome of pregnancy.

Hispanic cancer mortality varies among ethnic groups

(American Association for Cancer Research) Cancer mortality rates vary considerably within the growing Hispanic population in the United States, with significant differences among the major Hispanic ethnic groups.

sociology and films for the classroom, 2016: a guest post by tim gill

Tim Gill is a sociologist who is currently a post-doctoral fellow at Tulane University. His research focuses on political sociology and sociological theory. In this post, he discusses how you can use recent films to explore sociological issues.  ++++ As an instructor in the classroom, I am continually thinking about ways in which I can […]

The Future of Work

Having a wee break from blogging tonight. Here's a piece I did last week for work on, um, the future of work. As it was for the powers that be I had to tone down and be less forthright. Still, writing for different audiences is good discipline... Show More Summary

Radial access, same-day cardiac procedure could save $300 million annually

(American College of Cardiology) If hospitals can perform more transradial, same-day percutaneous coronary intervention, or PCIs, not only will patients benefit because it is associated with have less complications, but collectively, hospitals across the U.S. could save $300 million each year, according to research published today in JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions.

Abandoned Stoke

An interesting short from the comrades at WellRedFilms, just ignore the talking head saying things about the passing of Stoke's industry. If you would like more, keep an eye on WellRed's profile page here.

Same-sex marriage legalization linked to reduction in suicide attempts among teens

(Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) The implementation of state laws legalizing same-sex marriage was associated with a significant reduction in the rate of suicide attempts among high school students -- and an even greater reduction among gay, lesbian and bisexual adolescents, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests.

State same-sex marriage policies associated with reduced teen suicide attempts

(The JAMA Network Journals) A nationwide analysis suggests same-sex marriage policies were associated with a reduction in suicide attempts by adolescents, according to a new study published online by JAMA Pediatrics.

What can the history of divorce tell us about the future of marriage?

A different version of this post was originally published at Timeline. To get some perspective on the long term trend in divorce, we need to check some common assumptions. Most importantly, we have to shake the idea that the trend is just moving in one direction, tracking a predictable course from “olden days” to “nowadays.” […]

'Champion of diversity' Michèle Lamont awarded Erasmus Prize

(Canadian Institute for Advanced Research) Canadian cultural sociologist Michèle Lamont, founding Co-Director of CIFAR's Successful Societies program, has been named the 2017 Erasmus Prize winner.

How the world made us: chance and climate in the human story

Chance, geo-climatic factors and the changing landscape all have an important part to play in human evolution, argues Mark Maslin in The Cradle of Humanity

Can Teachers Speak the Truth about Donald Trump?

By Peter Kaufman Consider this statement: Donald Trump, the 45th President of the United States of America, is a racist, sexist, xenophobic bigot who constantly tells lies and makes wildly misleading claims. I offer this statement not as an accusation...

Majority of opioid medications not safely stored in homes with children, survey finds

(Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) Nearly 70 percent of prescription opioid medications kept in homes with children are not stored safely, a new study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health finds.

Many cancer survivors change their prescription drug use for financial reasons

(Wiley) A new analysis indicates that many cancer survivors change their prescription drug use (including skipping doses or requesting cheaper medications) for financial reasons.

hypocrisy as a gateway drug to virtue

Glenn Greenwald wrote a recent article about the hypocrisy of Trump critics. Before, they demanded that leakers, such as Edward Snowden, be harshly punished, but now they praise the leakers who brought down General Flynn. I’d like to explore the issue of hypocrisy more. As readers know, I am a long time advocate of open […]

A Saturday in Stoke-on-Trent Central

Has this week been decisive for the by-election campaigns in Stoke-on-Trent Central? Paul Nuttall must be nursing a cracking hangover. Having been so thoroughly exposed hasn't done his campaign any good at all, to the point where he cannot really go door knocking again - not that he did much except hang around campaign HQ and have a few photos taken. Show More Summary

When screening for disease, risk is as important to consider as benefits, study indicates

(University of Virginia) University of Virginia statistician Karen Kafadar is developing new techniques for understanding the difference between length of diagnosis and length of life regarding cancer screening.

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