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After privatization, link found between new liquor establishments, violence

(Drexel University) A team led by a Drexel University professor found that areas of Seattle where new establishments with alcohol were added following Washington state's privatization efforts saw a significant increase in violent assaults.

UT Dallas study: Resolving border issues is best step to peace for rival nations

(University of Texas at Dallas) A new UT Dallas study finds that resolving border disputes gives rival nations the best hope for moving toward peace.The study, recently published online in Conflict Management and Peace Science, concludes that settling territorial conflicts had a greater impact on rival nations' relations than democratization or ending civil wars.

New evidence that hormone levels measured in hair can affect IVF success

(University of Nottingham) Levels of a hormone when measured in hair can significantly predict the likelihood of pregnancy in women undergoing in vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment, scientists at The University of Nottingham have revealed.

Grant will boost trust between Native Amer. communities, researchers, healthcare providers

(University of California - Riverside) The School of Medicine at the University of California, Riverside, has received a grant of $250,000 from the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute to lay the groundwork for providers and Native American patients in the Riverside-San Bernardino, Calif., area to address patient well-being and chronic health concerns.

Cornell Tech grads' receive major technology award for revolutionizing video advertising

(Cornell University) Cornell Tech graduates have launched a software startup called Uru that uses computer-vision technology to automatically find blank surfaces inside video -- a desk, a wall, even a plain T-shirt -- that can host advertisements that are unobtrusive and unblockable. Show More Summary

Other people are less attention-grabbing to the wealthy

(Association for Psychological Science) The degree to which other people divert your attention may depend on your social class, according to new findings published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. Show More Summary

Race influences teachers' referrals to special and gifted education, finds NYU study

(New York University) Teacher referrals for special and gifted education testing are subjective and may be swayed by a student's race, finds research published in the journal Social Science Research.

Short walks after meals may prove important tool in managing diabetes

(University of Otago) New research from New Zealand's University of Otago suggests that people managing type 2 diabetes should walk after meals to gain the greatest blood sugar-lowering benefits.

UKIP After Steven Woolfe

It's been a torrid time for UKIP since the referendum in June. And not in a good way. On no less than three occasions, the cause of the purple party's discomforts have, ostensibly, centered upon the person of Steven Woolfe. There was...Show More Summary

Cervical cancer screening could be less frequent, start later

(Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health) Women may only need cervical cancer screening every 5-10 years -- instead of every three years, as currently recommended -- and may be able to start the screenings later in life, according to Harvard T.H. Show More Summary

Where Young Adults Live and Why

By Karen Sternheimer If you want to move out of your parent(s)’ home, go to college. And be sure graduate. A recent report by the Pew Research Center found that living with parents is now the most common living arrangement...

Understanding why potentially inappropriate medications are continued at the end of life

(Wiley) A recent interview study has uncovered factors that may contribute to the use of potentially inappropriate medications at the end of life.

How the Bureau of Justice Statistics Launched a White Supremacist Meme

TW: racism  and sexual violence; originally posted at Family Inequality. I’ve been putting off writing this post because I wanted to do more justice both to the history of the Black-men-raping-White-women charge and the survey methods questions. Instead I’m just going to lay this here and hope it helps someone who is more engaged than […]

New book by Baker Institute's Yildirim explores emergence of moderate Islamist political parties

(Rice University) The emergence, significance and electoral prospects of moderate Islamist political parties in the Middle East is the topic of a new book by A. Kadir Yildirim, research scholar in the Center for Middle East at Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy.

Retail industry corporate hypocrisy can lead to negative employee attitudes, loss in sales

(University of Missouri-Columbia) Researchers in the University of Missouri Department of Textile and Apparel Management have determined that corporate hypocrisy is an important factor in negative perceptions among employees toward retail companies.

Psychology paper authors range from Dr. Phil to the Dalai Lama

(Binghamton University) Steven Jay Lynn, distinguished professor of psychology and director of the Psychological Clinic at Binghamton University, and Scott O. Lilienfeld of Emory University examined 78 authors or co-authors that may be surprising to the psychology world. Show More Summary

Exercising the elderly heart: No value in overexertion

(Springer) The more, the merrier, but don't sweat too much. That's the basics from an analysis about the value of physical activity and exercise in helping to prevent heart disease related deaths among senior citizens. The study, led...Show More Summary

DNAstack launches genomics platform to accelerate disease research, precision medicine

(Lori Lennon Consulting) DNAstack, a Toronto-based genomic software company, today announced the launch of its cloud platform to accelerate genetic disease research and precision medicine. DNAstack provides push-button access to state-of-the-art...Show More Summary

Positive and negative memories and behaviors are split up in the brains of mice

(RIKEN) Within the amygdala, an important memory center in the brain, pleasant experiences, tastes, and smells are confined to the back of the basolateral nucleus, while unpleasant ones are stored at the front. These anterior and posterior...Show More Summary

Hip fracture deaths higher in small- and medium-sized hospitals than in teaching hospitals

(Canadian Medical Association Journal) The risk of death after hip fracture is higher for patients in small- and medium-sized hospitals than in teaching hospitals in Canada, found a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

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