Updated : Sep 05, 2019 in Uncategorized

Same-sex male couples losing out on paid parental leave

Same-sex male couples are losing out on paid parental leave when compared to both same-sex female and different-sex couples, according to new research. A study…

Updated : Sep 04, 2019 in Uncategorized

Georgetown tobacco control expert outlines motivations of Altria-Juul deal

WASHINGTON -- The pending deal for Altria to purchase 35% of Juul Labs should serve as a "wake-up call" for the careful monitoring of competition…

Updated : Sep 04, 2019 in Uncategorized

Johns Hopkins launches Center For Psychedelic Research

A group of private donors has given $17 million to start the Center for Psychedelic and Consciousness Research at Johns Hopkins Medicine, making it what's…

Updated : Sep 04, 2019 in Uncategorized

How ‘information gerrymandering’ influences voters

Many voters today seem to live in partisan bubbles, where they receive only partial information about how others feel regarding political issues. Now, an experiment…

Updated : Sep 04, 2019 in Uncategorized

Many older adults aren’t fully prepared for emergency situations, poll finds

Most people over age 50 say they're ready for natural disasters and emergency situations, but a new national poll shows that many haven't taken key…

Updated : Sep 04, 2019 in Uncategorized

Young adults exposed to incarceration as children prone to depression

Young adults with childhood history of both parental incarceration and juvenile justice involvement were nearly three times more likely to have depression or post-traumatic stress…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Share your goals — but be careful whom you tell

COLUMBUS, Ohio - If you want to achieve a goal, make sure you share your objective with the right person. In a new set of…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Hardship during the Great Recession linked with lasting mental health declines

People who suffered a financial, housing-related, or job-related hardship as a result of the Great Recession were more likely to show increases in symptoms of…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Unhappy mothers talk more to their baby boys, study finds

Mothers who are dissatisfied with their male partners spend more time talking to their infants - but only if the child is a boy, according…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Wealth can lead to more satisfying life if viewed as a sign of success vs. happiness

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -- Money can't buy you happiness, but it could motivate you to live a better life. A new study featuring researchers at Binghamton…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Comparing primate vocalizations

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The utterances of Old World monkeys, some of our primate cousins, may be more sophisticated than previously realized -- but even so,…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

The brain processes words placed on the right side of a screen more quickly

When reading words on a screen, the human brain comprehends words placed on the right side of the screen faster. The total amount of presented…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

In the largest study of its kind, no evidence that testosterone reduces cognitive empathy

It's long been known that autism is far more prevalent in males than in females. What hasn't been understood is why. "Of course, the primary…

Updated : Sep 02, 2019 in Uncategorized

Reactions to negative and positive news

A study involving 1,156 people from 17 countries finds that, in general, people are more physiologically triggered by negative news compared with positive news, as…

Updated : Sep 02, 2019 in Uncategorized

Sex bias in mammalian specimen collections

Researchers explore sex bias in fossil and museum collections of mammals. Many mammalian species have a 1:1 sex ratio at birth, but previous studies have…

Updated : Sep 02, 2019 in Uncategorized

Study finds increase in women giving TED talks but not ethnic minorities

Women gave more than half of TED talks in the first half of 2017, up from less than one-third in 2006, according to a new…

Updated : Aug 31, 2019 in Uncategorized

Arrival of refugees in Eastern German communities has no effect on voting behavior, attitudes on imm

The arrival of refugees in eastern German communities has had no effect on local residents' voting behavior or on their attitudes toward immigration, finds a…

Updated : Aug 30, 2019 in Uncategorized

Giving people a ‘digital identity’ could leave them vulnerable to discrimination, experts warn

Global efforts to give millions of people missing key paper documents such as a birth certificates a digital identity could leave them vulnerable to persecution…

Updated : Aug 30, 2019 in Uncategorized

Providing more testing choices does not increase colorectal cancer screening rates

Offering patients the choice between home screening or in-office colonoscopy does not increase participation in colorectal cancer screening, according to a new Penn Medicine study.…

Updated : Aug 30, 2019 in Uncategorized

Emotion recognition deficits impede community integration after traumatic brain injury

East Hanover, NJ. August 30, 2019. Kessler Foundation researchers have found a correlation between deficits in facial emotion recognition and poor community integration in individuals…

Updated : Aug 30, 2019 in Uncategorized

Building a storytelling app to support literacy amongst deaf children

Amsterdam, August 30, 2019 - Advances in digital technology including tablets, smartphones, and mobile apps have revolutionized the way people interact, communicate, and learn at…

Updated : Aug 29, 2019 in Uncategorized

Much fridge food ‘goes there to die’

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Americans throw out a lot more food than they expect they will, food waste that is likely driven in part by ambiguous…

Updated : Aug 29, 2019 in Uncategorized

Most-comprehensive analysis of fentanyl crisis urges innovative action

The U.S. overdose crisis worsened dramatically with the arrival of synthetic opioids like fentanyl -- now responsible for tens of thousands of deaths annually --…

Updated : Aug 29, 2019 in Uncategorized

‘Mental rigidity’ at root of intense political partisanship on both left and right — study

People who identify more intensely with a political tribe or ideology share an underlying psychological trait: low levels of cognitive flexibility, according to a new…

Updated : Aug 29, 2019 in Uncategorized

Parenting stress may affect mother’s and child’s ability to tune in to each other

A study led by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has revealed the effects of the stress of parenting in the brains of both mothers…

Updated : Aug 29, 2019 in Uncategorized

A global assessment of Earth’s early anthropogenic transformation

A global archaeological assessment of ancient land use reveals that prehistoric human activity had already substantially transformed the ecology of Earth by 3,000 years ago,…

Updated : Aug 29, 2019 in Uncategorized

Cooper’s Ferry archaeological finds reveal humans arrived more than 16,000 years ago

Archaeological discoveries from the Cooper's Ferry site in western Idaho indicate that humans migrated to and occupied the region by nearly 16,500 years ago. The…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

Exposure to second-hand e-cigarettes increasing among young people

BOSTON -- A growing number of middle- and high-school students are being exposed to second-hand aerosols from e-cigarettes by living with or being around individuals…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

New optical array, multisite stimulator advances optogenetics

BELLINGHAM, Washington, USA and CARDIFF, UK - In an article published in the peer-reviewed, open-access SPIE publication Neurophotonics , "A multi-site microLED optrode array for…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

New findings on human speech recognition at TU Dresden

In many households, it is impossible to imagine life without language assistants - they switch devices on or off, report on news from all over…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

Teen birth control use linked to depression risk in adulthood

Women who used oral contraceptives during adolescence are more likely to develop depression as adults, suggests new research from the University of British Columbia. In…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

Baylor College of Medicine issues position statement on youth smoking and vaping

Baylor College of Medicine has issued a statement to address and help prevent the harms of youth smoking and vaping. As e-cigarette use rises rapidly…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

Clues to early social structures may be found in ancient extraordinary graves

Elaborate burial sites can provide insight to the development of socio-political hierarchies in early human communities, according to a study released August 28, 2019 in…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

Music-based biofeedback shows promise in improving deadlift technique

A study of 31 recreational weightlifters suggests that a real-time, music-based feedback system helps improve deadlift technique. Valerio Lorenzoni of Ghent University, Belgium, and colleagues…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

Some vaccine doubters may be swayed by proximity to disease outbreak, study finds

An individual's trust in institutions such as the CDC, and how close they live to a recent measles outbreak, may affect their attitudes on measles…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

Clickbait secrets exposed! Humans and AI team up to improve clickbait detection

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Humans and machines worked together to help train an artificial intelligence -- AI -- model that outperformed other clickbait detectors, according…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

Parental burnout can lead to harmful outcomes for parent and child

When the daily stress of parenting becomes chronic it can turn into parental burnout, an intense exhaustion that leads parents to feel detached from their…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

Millennials, think you’re digitally better than us? Yes, according to science

Emails, instant messaging, app notifications, RSS feeds, and a plethora of social networks inundate almost every aspect of daily life from work to home or…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

Animal ethics and animal behavioral science — bridging the gap

The moral status of animals is an important emerging topic for society, one that is leading to significant changes at academic, political, and legal levels…

Updated : Aug 27, 2019 in Uncategorized

Adolescents’ fun seeking predicts both risk taking and prosocial behavior

Research shows that risk-taking behaviors, such as binge drinking, may increase throughout adolescence. At the same time, so can prosocial behaviors (behaviors that involve doing…

Updated : Aug 27, 2019 in Uncategorized

Unraveling the history and science behind ancient decorative metal threads

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 27, 2019 -- When it comes to historical fashion, nothing stands out more than an item woven with shiny metal threads. These…

Updated : Aug 27, 2019 in Uncategorized

Women are beautiful, men rational

Men are typically described by words that refer to behavior, while adjectives ascribed to women tend to be associated with physical appearance. This, according to…

Updated : Aug 27, 2019 in Uncategorized

Social media stress can lead to social media addiction

Social network users risk becoming more and more addicted to social media platforms even as they experience stress from their use. Social networking sites (SNS)…

Updated : Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

Anthropologist chronicles a nation’s deportation campaign

In June, President Trump promised that his administration would work to deport "millions of illegal aliens" from the U.S. via increased Immigration and Customs Enforcement…

Updated : Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

Disability categories in education were redefined to exclude minorities, study shows

LAWRENCE -- Organizations inescapably categorize people, and those in the most desirable categories may do whatever it takes to stay there and to exclude others…

Updated : Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

Depression, anxiety linked to opioid use and reduced survival in women with breast cancer

Elderly women battling breast cancer who have anxiety, depression or other mental health conditions are more likely to use opioids and more likely to die,…

Updated : Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

Stable home lives improve prospects for preemies

As they grow and develop, children who were born at least 10 weeks before their due dates are at risk for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism…

Updated : Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

New evidence that optimists live longer

(Boston)--After decades of research, a new study links optimism and prolonged life. Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), National Center for PTSD at…

Updated : Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

Two studies reveal benefits of mindfulness for middle school students

CAMBRIDGE, MA -- Two new studies from MIT suggest that mindfulness -- the practice of focusing one's awareness on the present moment -- can enhance…

Updated : Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

Dopaminergic midbrain and human behavior

A study using real-time brain imaging of 43 young adults finds that risky decision making in humans may be driven by ongoing fluctuations of the…