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August 31, 2016

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August 31, 2016

The Refugee Crisis in Europe: Challenges and Possible Solutions

Aug. 25, 2016 — Researchers have discussed the different ideological viewpoints of liberals and conservatives in Europe with respect to accepting refugees, highlighting why -- even though the continent is not ... read more

In the Aftermath of Disaster, Social Media Helps Build a Sense of Community

Aug. 25, 2016 — Social media can disseminate critical information as well as unite disaster victims during their recovery efforts, suggests a new ... read more

Aug. 18, 2016 — Texas legislators are investigating the benefits of RAPIDO, a pilot program that dramatically reduces the time it takes to rebuild homes destroyed by natural ... 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

Adaptation to Climate Risks: Political Affiliation Matters

Aug. 4, 2016 — A new study reveals that those who affiliate with the Democratic Party have different views than those who vote Republican on the following issues: the likelihood of floods occurring, adopting ... read more

North-South Economic, Social Divide Still Growing, According to New Research

July 29, 2016 — The North-South economic and social divide in England is still growing, according to new ... read more

Aging Can Drive Progress, Say Scientists

July 25, 2016 — Twenty years from now, the number of retired persons worldwide will have grown by 600 million, almost double the current number. Life expectancy will have increased, bringing new economic challenges. ... read more

Diversifying Clinical Science to Represent Diverse Populations

July 20, 2016 — Despite increasing attention to issues of diversity in scientific research, participant populations in behavioral science tend to be relatively homogeneous. A special series in Clinical Psychological ... read more

Elderly Japanese Most Resilient in Wake of Triple Disaster, Study Finds

July 19, 2016 — Older people in Japan are more resistant to the impacts of disasters on their health than younger generations, a study ... read more

Food Purchasing and Social Status Perceptions

July 18, 2016 — A new study worked to reveal consumer motivations behind willingness to pay for expensive foods versus valuation of food attributes. Could it be fashion, a bid for prestige or a statement of wealth ... read more

The True Cost of Crime, in Carbon Footprints

July 11, 2016 — Despite policy makers currently examining the economic and social impacts of crime, the environmental impacts have not, to date, been included, a new report ... read more

Blurring of National Security Interests, Global Health Agendas Are an Unavoidable Reality

July 7, 2016 — Society must align the overlapping priorities and often clashing interests of medical intelligence, national security agendas and the global health community, according to global health ... read more

US Needs Greater Preparation for Next Severe Public Health Threats, Panel Finds

June 30, 2016 — An Independent Panel formed to review the US Department of Health and Human Service's response to Ebola calls for increased coordination both within HHS and across all involved federal agencies ... read more

Europe: Don't Adopt Australian Style Immigration System, Warn Ethicists

June 27, 2016 — European countries should not adopt Australia's immigration system, with its emphasis on deterrence, warn ethicists in a new ... read more

Gene-Drive Modified Organisms Are Not Ready to Be Released Into Environment, Experts Say

June 8, 2016 — The emerging science of gene drives has the potential to address environmental and public health challenges, but gene-drive modified organisms are not ready to be released into the environment and ... read more

News Stories Often Wrongly Link Violence With Mental Illness

June 6, 2016 — Nearly four in 10 news stories about mental illness analyzed by researchers connect mental illness with violent behavior toward others, even though less than five percent of violence in the United ... read more

June 6, 2016 — People with serious mental illnesses who use guns to commit suicide are often legally eligible to purchase guns, despite having a past record of an involuntary mental health examination and brief ... read more

June 2, 2016 — Middle aged African-Americans are more likely to die of stroke than are whites, not because of differences in care after stroke, but because blacks are having more strokes. Researchers suggest ... read more

Study Finds Evidence of Racial, Class Discrimination Among Psychotherapists

June 1, 2016 — Psychotherapists discriminate against prospective patients who are black or working class, a new study shows. Among middle-class people who contacted a therapist to schedule an appointment, the study ... read more

Study Investigates Why Blacks Have Higher Risk of Cognitive Impairment

May 31, 2016 — Social and economic disadvantages play a significant role in why blacks face a much higher risk than whites of developing cognitive impairment later in life, indicates an American ... read more

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