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How Opinion Polling Works

Which of these is most representative of public opinion at large? A heavily gamed voluntary poll of 160,000-odd people done on the behest of This Morning that shows a commanding lead enjoyed by Jeremy Corbyn over Theresa May; or anyShow More Summary

Grant among the first to address the mental health needs of Pacific Islanders

(University of California - Riverside) Although Pacific Islanders make up the third fastest growing racial group in the US, their mental health needs and attitudes regarding mental illness are poorly understood. Andrew Subica, an assistant...Show More Summary

Facing nightmare scenarios before discharge lifts confidence of parents of babies in NICU

(University at Buffalo) The key to improving confidence among parents of ill or premature infants may lie in simulated care, found new research led by University at Buffalo nursing researcher Deborah Raines.

The fading American dream: Economic mobility has nearly halved since 1940

(American Association for the Advancement of Science) The probability for children to attain a higher income than their parents has dropped dramatically -- from more than 90 percent for children born in 1940 to 50 percent for children born in the 1980s -- according to a new study analyzing US data.

The placebo effect can mend a broken heart too, CU Boulder study shows

(University of Colorado at Boulder) Feeling heartbroken from a recent breakup? Just believing you're doing something to help yourself get over your ex can influence brain regions associated with emotional regulation and lessen the perception...Show More Summary

Pediatric clinic support boosts mental health for youth

(San Diego State University) A new study led by researchers at San Diego State University suggests that providing a brief behavioral therapy in the pediatric primary care setting is often better than referring to outpatient services for young people struggling with depression and anxiety. Show More Summary

Brain circuit enables split-second decisions when cues conflict

(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) MIT researchers have identified a circuit in the brain that is critical for governing how we respond to conflicting environmental cues.

LGB and straight patients more willing to disclose sexual orientation than providers expect

(Brigham and Women's Hospital) A new publication from the EQUALITY Study highlights the discordant views of patients and providers on the topic of collecting SO information in the Emergency Department (ED). The results were published online in JAMA Internal Medicine on April 24, 2017.

The Organizational Barriers to Reporting Sexual Harassment

The recent media attention surrounding Fox News and accusations of sexual harassment are high-profile examples of the everyday experiences that many victims of sexual harassment face in the workplace. An article in the New York Times explores...Show More Summary

“Start a family” began to mean “have children” more recently than you think

Originally posted at Family Inequality. It looks like the phrase “start a family” started to mean “have children” (after marriage) sometime in the 1930s and didn’t catch on till the 1940s or 1950s, which happens to be the most pro-natal period in U.S. history. Here’s the Google ngrams trend for the phrase as percentage of […]

Growing body of evidence supports use of mind-body therapies in breast cancer treatment

(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) In newly updated clinical guidelines from the Society for Integrative Oncology (SIO), researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and colleagues analyzed which integrative treatments are most effective and safe for patients with breast cancer. Show More Summary

A cancer in the family: One spouse's diagnosis can lower household income

(University of Georgia) Caring for a husband or wife with cancer significantly diminishes family income, according to researchers from the University of Georgia, who tracked changes in employment and income among working-age couples in Canada.

'Race tests' may be fueling segregation in white evangelical churches

(Wiley) A new study explores why nominally welcoming churches remain racially segregated in the post-civil rights era. The reason may be due to clergy and congregants in white evangelical churches who execute what the authors term 'race tests' on incoming people of color.

Link found between financial strain and low-birth-weight babies

(Ohio State University) A financially strapped pregnant woman's worries about the arrival and care of her little one could contribute to birth of a smaller, medically vulnerable infant, a new study suggests.

Mothers' relationship happiness may influence infant fussiness

(Penn State) How happy a mother is in her relationship and the social support she receives may affect the risk of infant colic, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers.

MOOCs and books initiative launched by Springer and Federica Weblearning

(Springer) Springer is partnering with Federica Weblearning, which is an academic platform devoted to innovation, experimentation and the dissemination of multimedia distance learning. The collaboration allows authors and lecturers several options of preparing both a textbook and a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on a particular topic. Show More Summary

Can household routines and self-regulation in early childhood prevent later obesity?

(Springer) Toddlers who go to bed at regular times, and are better able to control and regulate their own emotions, are less likely to develop into obese pre-teens. This is according to a study led by Sarah Anderson of The Ohio State University College of Public Health, in Springer Nature's International Journal of Obesity.

Women in a tenure committee may even make it more difficult for a woman to get a job

(Aalto University) Having women in scientific committees may decrease women's opportunities to get a nomination for a professor. According to a study by researchers in Aalto University, Finland, male evaluators become less favorable toward female candidates as soon as a female evaluator joins the committee. Show More Summary

The economic elite still call the shots for financial policy

(University of Helsinki) According to a dissertation at the University of Helsinki, multinational elites continue to be committed to an interconnected global economy characterized by the free movement of the factors of production. The...Show More Summary

Stand Up To Cancer awards $1M to 4 research teams through Phillip A. Sharp Awards

(Entertainment Industry Foundation) SU2C awarded $250k to each of four teams of SU2C-affiliated scientists who have not previously worked together: René Bernards, Ph.D., Netherlands Cancer Institute, and Siwen Hu-Lieskovan, M.D., Ph.D., UCLA; Matthew Levy, Ph.D., Albert Einstein CoM and Cassian Yee, M.D., MD Anderson Cancer Center; David T. Show More Summary

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