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Screening could catch a quarter of hip fractures before they happen

(University of East Anglia) Screening for osteoporosis could catch a quarter of hip fractures before they happen.A new study in The Lancet reveals that a simple questionnaire, combined with bone mineral density measurements for some,...Show More Summary

TWAS honours high-level science

(TWAS) As 2017 comes to a close, TWAS has named the winners of some its most prestigious prizes. One is a geoscientist whose works supports awareness of geological hazards in the Andes. Others focus on health, medicinal plants and novel theories of human economic behavior.

The hazards of antibiotic resistances remain high

(Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) ) According to a survey among researchers, it is difficult to quantify the true extent of the hazards of antibiotic resistances to humankind. The survey conducted by Freie Universität Berlin...Show More Summary

Wiley and The British Psychological Society partner to improve the replicability and transparency of

(Wiley) John Wiley and Sons Inc., (NYSE:JW-A) (NYSE:JW-B)., and the British Psychological Society (BPS), a registered charity responsible for the development, promotion and application of psychology for the public good, have partnered to enable researchers to publish Registered Reports.

Intervention offered in school readiness program boosts children's self-regulation skills

(Oregon State University) Adding a daily 20 to 30 minute self-regulation intervention to a kindergarten readiness program significantly boosted children's self-regulation and early academic skills, an Oregon State University researcher has found.

Sovereign debt in the twentieth century

(University of Konstanz) A scientific network involving the economic historian Junior Professor Julia Rischbieter from the University of Konstanz examines the significance and effects of sovereign debt by investigating the actions of individual agents.

Study suggests social workers lack tools to identify potential chronic child neglect

(University at Buffalo) Neglect accounts for the majority of all child protection cases in the United States, yet child welfare workers lack effective assessment tools for identifying the associated risk and protective factors of chronic neglect. Show More Summary

Two groups that want to save elephants need to find common ground

(American Association for the Advancement of Science) In this Perspective, Duan Biggs et al. discuss ways in which two groups of people who want to help protect elephants from poaching -- but disagree on the means -- can achieve their common goal.

Forty years after first Ebola outbreak, survivors show signs they can stave off new infection

(University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences) Survivors of the first known Ebola outbreak, which occurred in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 1976, may be key to development of vaccines and therapeutic drugs to treat future outbreaks. Show More Summary

Student drug use in Ontario, Canada, at historic lows but new concerns over fentanyl emerge

(Centre for Addiction and Mental Health) By almost every measure, students in grades 7 through 12 in Ontario, Canada are drinking, smoking, and using drugs at the lowest rates since the Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey (OSDUHS) began in 1977. Show More Summary

Eating together as a family helps children feel better, physically and mentally

(University of Montreal) Children who routinely eat their meals together with their family are more likely to experience long-term physical and mental health benefits, a new Canadian study shows.

USDA's NIFA announces support for agricultural science education in insular areas

(National Institute of Food and Agriculture ) The US Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture today announced support for projects that strengthen food and agricultural science education in insular areas of the United States. Funding is made through three NIFA programs.

The fear of losing control and its role in anxiety disorders

(Concordia University) Did you lock the front door? Did you double-check? Are you sure? If this sounds familiar, perhaps you can relate to people with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).Help may be on the way. New Concordia research sheds light on how the fear of losing control over thoughts and actions impacts OCD-related behavior, including checking.

SMU economist wins $50,000 'budding genius' prize with highly cited corruption research

(Southern Methodist University) Economist Danila Serra, an assistant professor at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, is the inaugural recipient of the $50,000 Vernon L. Smith Ascending Scholar Prize for her highly cited corruption research. Show More Summary

UTHealth study finds that male virgins can still acquire HPV

(University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston) Men who have never engaged in sexual intercourse are still at risk for acquiring HPV, according to a study published recently in the Journal of Infectious Diseases by researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health.

A transport association turns into a mobility provider

(Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) ) Bus and train or carsharing and rental bicycles: there are many options for meeting individual mobility needs, even without a private car. The RegioMOVE project aims to pool the mobility offers in a system-overlapping, interconnected, and environmentally compatible and user-friendly portfolio. Show More Summary

Your smartphone's next trick? Fighting cybercrime.

(University at Buffalo) A University at Buffalo-led team of researchers has discovered how to identify smartphones by examining just one photo taken by the device. The advancement opens the possibility of using smartphones -- instead of body parts -- as a form of identification to deter cybercrime.

Researchers induced a form of synesthesia with hypnosis

(University of Turku) Hypnosis can alter the way certain individuals information process information in their brain. A new phenomenon was identified by researchers from the University of Skövde in Sweden and the University of Turku in Finland, who have successfully used hypnosis to induce a functional analogue of synesthesia. Show More Summary

Study shows default choices matter, especially for poorer, less educated individuals

(Carnegie Mellon University) Researchers took advantage of a resulting federal lawsuit against a fraudulent company to test default choice architecture when the optimal choice was clear: end the subscriptions.

Voices and emotions: The forehead is the key

(Université de Genève) How does intonation allow us to decode emotions? By observing neuronal activity in the brain, researchers at UNIGE have been able to map the cerebral regions we use to interpret vocal emotional representations....Show More Summary

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