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October 27, 2016

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October 27, 2016

School Environment Key to Retaining Teachers, Promoting Student Achievement

Oct. 26, 2016 — New research identifies four organizational and administrative factors that can decrease teacher turnover and lift student test scores in ... read more

College Students: Reading the Right Sexual Cues?

Oct. 26, 2016 — Both college men and women focus primarily on a photographed woman's nonverbal emotional cues when making snap decisions about whether she is expressing sexual interest at a particular moment in ... read more

Halloween Candy Deconstructed: Ingredients of a Few Popular Halloween Candies

Oct. 25, 2016 — It Halloween time. The costumes, the candy, the candy, the candy, and lots of it. Maybe it’s time to forget the calories for a movement and take a look at the ... read more

Dieting Success May Be Hardwired Into the Brain

Oct. 25, 2016 — Scientists studied the connections between the executive control and reward systems in the brain, and discovered the ability to self-regulate a healthy body weight may be dependent on individual ... read more

Women Who Opt for Laughing Gas During Labor May Still Get an Epidural, Study Shows

Oct. 24, 2016 — The majority of women who chose nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to manage labor pain, ultimately decide to have an epidural, according to new research. Investigators found nitrous oxide provided limited ... read more

How Is Health-Related Quality of Life for Kids With Postconcussion Symptoms?

Oct. 24, 2016 — Children with persistent postconcussion symptoms reported lower overall, physical, emotional, social and school quality of life for at least 12 weeks after concussion than children whose concussion ... read more

Breakthrough in Quantifying Belief System Dynamics

Oct. 24, 2016 — It's no secret humans are social creatures with beliefs that are, literally, all over the map. What wasn't known was how those beliefs are influenced by our social interactions. Now ... read more

No Differences Noted Over Time for Children of Gay, Lesbian, Adoptive Parents

Oct. 24, 2016 — One expert has focused her academic career on the effects and outcomes of children adopted by same-sex couples. It is believed hers is the first study that has followed children adopted by lesbian, ... read more

High Profile Facebook Post Provides Insights Into Pro And Anti-Vaccination Beliefs

Oct. 24, 2016 — One of the challenges to understanding the concerns behind vaccine hesitancy is that very seldom are people with worries about vaccines and vaccine advocates brought together in the same space, ... read more

U.S. Winter Outlook Predicts Warmer, Drier South and Cooler, Wetter North

Oct. 23, 2016 — Forecasters are saying that La Nina is expected to influence winter conditions this year. The Climate Prediction Center issued a La Nina watch this month, predicting the climate phenomenon is likely ... read more

Oct. 23, 2016 — Researchers have explored the true impact of heading a soccer ball, identifying small but significant changes in brain function immediately after routine heading ... read more

Same Day Return to Play After Concussion Still Common Among Youth Athletes

Oct. 21, 2016 — Concussion guidelines published over the past decade -- and laws in all states -- now discourage youth athletes from returning to play if they display any signs of concussion after an injury. ... read more

More Time on Digital Devices Means Kids Less Likely to Finish Homework

Oct. 21, 2016 — In findings that will not surprise the parents of any school-aged child, new research finds that the more time children spend using digital devices, the less likely they are to finish their ... read more

Visits to Pediatric Emergency Departments for Headache Pain in Children Are on the Rise

Oct. 21, 2016 — There is a growing body of evidence that pediatric emergency departments are seeing a steady increase in the number of children presenting with ... read more

Most Adults Surveyed Don't Know E-Cigarette Use Deposits Nicotine on Indoor Surfaces

Oct. 21, 2016 — Most U.S. adults surveyed in 2015 agree that e-cigarette use should not be allowed in places where smoking is prohibited. Yet one-third of respondents allow use of the devices within their home, and ... read more

Potential Harms of Parents' Online Posts About Children

Oct. 21, 2016 — What parents share with others about their children in today's digital age presents new and often unanticipated ... read more

Oct. 21, 2016 — New AAP guidelines say parents not only need to pay attention to the amount of time children spend on digital media -- but also how, when and where they use ... read more

CDC Recommends Only Two HPV Shots for Younger Adolescents

Oct. 20, 2016 — The U.S. CDC is recommending that 11- to 12-year-olds receive two doses of HPV vaccine at least six months apart rather than the previously recommended three doses to protect against cancers caused ... read more

Oct. 20, 2016 — Teens use smartphones successfully to do almost anything: learn new skills, communicate with friends, do research and catch Pokémon. But a new study finds smartphones aren't as useful for ... read more

Muscles Have Circadian Clocks That Control Exercise Response

Oct. 20, 2016 — Humans may be able to respond better to exercise during the daytime, suggests new research. Oxygen and the internal clock "do a dance together" in muscle cells to make energy, they say. The ... read more

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