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August 24, 2016

Beginning Pornography Use Associated With Increase in Probability of Divorce

Aug. 22, 2016 — Beginning pornography use is associated with a substantial increase in the probability of divorce for married Americans, and this increase is especially large for women, finds a new ... read more

'I Miss You So Much': How Twitter Is Broadening the Conversation on Death and Mourning

Aug. 20, 2016 — Social media is redefining how people grieve, bringing conversations about death back into the public realm, sociologists found. And Twitter in particular, they say, is broadening the discourse ... read more

Seawalls, Forests Show Mixed Effectiveness at Reducing Deaths, Damage from Tsunami

Aug. 19, 2016 — The Pacific coast of the Tohoku region has been struck by four large tsunamis in just over a century - in 1896, 1933, 1960 and 2011. Many critics claim that seawalls are detrimental because they ... read more

Researcher Provides Recommendations to Stop Violence Against Clinicians in China

Aug. 19, 2016 — Responding to the number of violent attacks on physicians in China, researchers organized an initiative to rebuild patient-physician trust with recommendations published in a new ... read more

Aug. 18, 2016 — The availability of accurate and reliable information on the location of impoverished zones is surprisingly lacking for much of the world. Applying machine learning to satellite images could identify ... read more

Buying High Vs. Bargain Hunting

Aug. 17, 2016 — Purchasing and pricing has always been a dance between buyers and sellers. Before deciding to make a purchase, buyers spend varying amounts of time and effort searching for price information. These ... read more

Homeowners Value Property Value Boost Brought About by City Trees

Aug. 17, 2016 — If a city plants trees near a residential area, most homeowners value the likely subsequent increase in their property values, a new study shows. And they’re willing to pay an average of $7 more ... read more

Aug. 15, 2016 — Black adults rate school violence and racial inequities higher on their list of children's health concerns than other groups, a new national poll ... read more

Study Sheds Light on Use, Effectiveness of Sexual Assault Hotlines

Aug. 11, 2016 — Since the 1970s, sexual assault hotlines have grown in popularity in North America as conduits for survivors, their loved ones and professionals to unite for immediate support. Today, there are more ... read more

Are Violent Video Games Associated With More Civic Behaviors Among Youth?

Aug. 10, 2016 — Whether violent video games influence the behavior of youth has been a debate that has split the academic community for years. A new study investigates this issue in a sample of 304 children in the ... read more

How Incivility Spreads in the Workplace

Aug. 10, 2016 — Condescending comments, put-downs and sarcasm have become commonplace in the politically charged workplace, and a new study shows how this incivility may be ... read more

When Listing a Home for Sale the Left-Most Digit on the Asking Price Matters Most

Aug. 9, 2016 — The best technique for pricing a home when listing it for sale is setting the asking price just below a round number, according to recent ... read more

Volunteering Later in Life Can Enhance Mental Health and Wellbeing

Aug. 9, 2016 — Becoming a volunteer later on in life can result in good mental health and wellbeing, according to researchers. However, their study found these effects did not apply before the age of 40, suggesting ... read more

Insurance Status Impacts Survival in Men With Testicular Cancer

Aug. 8, 2016 — Men with testicular cancer who were uninsured or on Medicaid had a higher risk of death from what is normally a curable disease than insured patients, a new study ... read more

Aug. 5, 2016 — As the state takes a deep look at its hepatitis C epidemic, researchers have crunched the numbers to project what could be done to lift Rhode Island's burden of death and ... read more

Contagion in Popular Places: From Zika to Political Extremism

Aug. 3, 2016 — The alert is out and South Floridians are taking heed. With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issuing a warning for visitors and locals to avoid a neighborhood in Miami after more than a ... read more

Blood Sugar Slumps Affect How Lean Men Treat the More Rotund

Aug. 3, 2016 — When slim men suffer bouts of low blood sugar, chances are that they will make unfair decisions involving the more rotund people they engage with in the ... read more

Lack of Pharmacy Access Sends Some Patients Back to the Hospital

Aug. 2, 2016 — Hospital readmissions, a $17 billion annual problem, are higher in rural, remote or smaller communities that sometimes have significantly less access to pharmacies, according to a study published ... read more

Research Pinpoints Most Dangerous HGV Designs

July 29, 2016 — HGVs with high cabs have the most blind spots and pose the greatest risk to vulnerable road users, research has ... read more

How Can We Reduce US Firearm Suicide Rates?

July 28, 2016 — Reducing firearm access, smart gun technology, and public education could reduce firearm suicides in the United States, finds a new ... read more

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