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Montana State University to host 'Healthcare at a Crossroads' conference April 6

(Montana State University) The 'Healthcare at a Crossroads' conference, April 6 at Montana State University, will bring together nationally recognized health care policy scholars and local experts to talk consumer-centric models of care, federal policy, integrating mental and physical care, community health, care for aging and vulnerable populations and health care workforce.

What influences older adults' preferences for care?

(American Geriatrics Society) Until now, we haven't had a good understanding of how older adults form care preferences. To learn more about care preferences and how they might be influenced for older adults with advanced illnesses, a...Show More Summary

New study takes the guesswork out of selecting and seeding teams for 'March Madness'

(Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences) New research has developed an automated approach for narrowing down and ranking the field of Division 1 college basketball teams from 351 to the 68 that would play in the annual 'March Madness' basketball tournaments, watched by more than 80 million people each year.

Some teachers don't talk to anyone about violent incidents

(Ohio State University) One in five teachers who were the victims of physical or verbal violence at their schools didn't report the incidents to school administrators, according to a nationwide study. The results showed that significant minorities of teachers who experienced violence also didn't tell their colleagues (14 percent) or family (24 percent).

Re-mapping World Literature

(De Gruyter) How can we talk about World Literature if we do not actually examine the world as a whole? Research on World Literature commonly focuses on the dynamics of a western center and a southern periphery, ignoring the fact that numerous literary relationships exist beyond these established constellations of thinking and reading within the Global South.

Neuro Kinetics' game-changing I-PAS? cleared by FDA

(Neuro Kinetics, Inc.) Neuro Kinetics, Inc. announced U.S. FDA clearance for its innovative I-PortalĀ® Portable Assessment System (I-PAS?). The head-mounted, multi-modal system is used as a nystagmograph (vestibular and neurotologic diagnoses). Show More Summary

Feeling anxious? Blame the size of your waistline!

(The North American Menopause Society (NAMS)) Anxiety is one of the most common mental health disorders, and it's more likely to affect women, especially middle-aged women. Although anxiety can be caused by many factors, a new study suggests that the amount of abdominal fat a woman has could increase her chances of developing anxiety. Show More Summary

Do US and Canadian governments base their hunt management plans on science?

(American Association for the Advancement of Science) The majority of hunt management policies in the US and Canada do not include science-based approaches in their composition, a new study finds. According to the authors, the results...Show More Summary

Enrichment program boosts STEM for black students but leaves Latinos behind

(Cornell University) In a new study that capitalizes on data from the National Center for Educational Statistics and methods that address causality, Cornell sociologists looked at an earlier portion of the pipeline -- in high school, when students' commitment to STEM fields tends to solidify.

Two-year study of gun policy research finds gaps, proposes fixes

(RAND Corporation) The nation is once again debating whether to adopt new regulations on guns, but what does the evidence say about what has been done thus far? One of the largest-ever studies of US gun policy finds there is a shortage...Show More Summary

Reducing a building's carbon output can also lower costs

(Concordia University) Researchers from Concordia University's Department of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering have found a way to significantly reduce carbon emissions produced by residential and non-residential buildings, while also cutting costs.

Rethinking childbirth education could save AU $97 million p.a.

(NICM, Western Sydney University) Research led by The University of Notre Dame Australia, NICM and Western Sydney University, shows antenatal education not only reduces the rates of medical interventions during childbirth, but can save the healthcare system up to AU$97 million per year.

Hormones may affect girls' interests, but not their gender identity or playmates

(Penn State) Prenatal exposure to androgens is not associated with girls spending more or less time with other girls, but was associated with an increased interest in activities that have traditionally been thought of as masculine, according...Show More Summary

Patients with head injuries do better when treated by trauma centers, even if it means bypassing other hospitals

(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Patients who sustain severe head injuries tend to have better outcomes if they are taken to a designated trauma center, but 44 percent of them are first taken to hospitals without these specialized care capabilities, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

ESL students with special needs fail to get language instruction, study finds

(Lehigh University) Students learning English as a second language who also have special needs are more likely to fall between the cracks of elementary school education, finds researcher Sara Kangas of Lehigh University in a paper to be recognized March 28, 2018, by the International Research Foundation for English Language Education (TIRF). Show More Summary

International Spina Bifida experts shapes future research, shares insights for practical care

(IOS Press) In order to provide a multidisciplinary forum for research in spina bifida, the Spina Bifida Association (SBA) sponsored the Third World Congress on Spina Bifida Research and Care in 2017. This special issue of the Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine (JPRM) presents significant contributions from that conference.

Only 25 percent of women receive appropriate advice on pregnancy weight gain

(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) A new study of the role of healthcare provider recommendations on weight gain during pregnancy showed that while provider advice did influence gestational weight gain, only about one in four women received appropriate advice and another 25 percent received no advice.

Phones off: Smartphone use undermines enjoyment of face-to-face interactions at dinnertime

(Society for Personality and Social Psychology) While 'Take your elbows off the dinner table,' is a common refrain for many families, people may soon add, 'take your phone off the table' to the list, too. According to research beingShow More Summary

UGR scientist developed 3-D scans of beetles for Blade Runner 2049

(University of Granada) One of the main visual effects companies behind Blade Runner 2049, BUF, sought the collaboration of Javier Alba-Tercedor, a Professor of Zoology at the University of Granada, to obtain scans of different species of beetles used in the film's visual effects.

States with strong tobacco control measures have fewer e-cigarette users

(New York University) States with robust tobacco control policies and regulations, such as smoke free air laws and taxes on cigarettes, not only have fewer cigarette users but also fewer e-cigarette users, according to research from NYU School of Medicine and the NYU College of Global Public Health.

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