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Mend the Gap Between Rich and Poor in School Achievement
Our compulsory public school system is supposed to be the great equalizer. By providing the same schooling to everyone, it is supposed to promote equal opportunities for young people regardless of their socioeconomic background. In fact, however, the system has never been a great equalizer, and research indicates that it is even much less an equalizer today than it was in the past. A few years ago, Sean Reardon 2012 of Stanford University published an anal ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Sep 20
Red cosmetic powder used in Hindu ceremonies contains unsafe lead levels
Sindoor -- a cosmetic powder sold in the United States and used during Hindu religious and cultural ceremonies -- has unsafe levels of lead, according to a Rutgers University study. Rutgers researchers from the School of Public Health reported that 83 percent of the samples collected from the U.S. in New Jersey and 78 percent collected from India had at least 1.0 microgram of lead per gram of cosmetic powder. Meanwhile, 19 percent of the samples collected ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Sep 20
Thousands of new microbial communities identified in human body
Key Takeaways Scientists used a wealth of new data from DNA sequencing tools to study the human microbiome in unprecedented depth and detail The new information provides insights as to how microbes work in concert with each other, within specific individuals, across various sites in the body, and over time Boston, MA - A new study of the human microbiome -- the trillions of microbial organisms that live on and within our bodies -- has analyzed thousands of ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Sep 20
Despite legal abortion in Great Britain, women cite access barriers, new resea...
Sept. 20, 2017, AUSTIN, Texas - Some women are seeking abortion services outside the formal health care system in Great Britain, where abortion is legally available, citing reasons such as access barriers, privacy concerns and controlling circumstances, according to new research from Abigail Aiken, an assistant professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin. The peer-reviewed study was published Wednesday in Contraceptio ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Sep 20
Communication key to preventing spread of drug-resistant bacteria
PORTLAND, Ore. - Communication breakdowns between care facilities can pave the way for outbreaks of infection, according to research on the spread of an extensively drug-resistant bacterium. The OSU OHSU College of Pharmacy teamed with the Oregon Health Authority and other collaborators on a two-year study of Acinetobacter baumannii, an opportunistic pathogen associated primarily with infections among patients who have compromised immune systems and are in ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Sep 20
Managing negative emotions can help pregnant smokers quit
BUFFALO, N.Y. - A new study by scientists in the University at Buffalo s Research Institute on Addictions has shown that pregnant smokers are more likely to quit if they can learn to manage negative emotions that lead to smoking. Smoking during pregnancy is a matter of serious concern, says Clara Bradizza, PhD, senior research scientist at RIA. It s well-documented that smoking cigarettes while pregnant leads to a range of negative health effects on fetuse ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Sep 20
Smokers who quit have metabolite levels that resemble those of nonsmokers
Even after years of smoking, the body has a remarkable ability to repair itself. Now in a study appearing in ACS Journal of Proteome Research , scientists report that certain metabolic changes occur soon after quitting, and these changes could help explain how some ill-effects of smoking might be reversible. Smoking kills more than 7 million people worldwide annually and is one of the most important risk factors for six of world s eight leading causes of p ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Sep 20
Binge drinking in college may lower chances of landing a job after college
Heavy drinking six times a month reduces the probability that a new college graduate will land a job by 10 percent, according to Tel Aviv University and Cornell University research published in the Journal of Applied Psychology . Previous studies were unable to determine the precise effect of alcohol consumption on first-time employment. But according to the new study, each individual episode of student binge-drinking during a month-long period lowers the ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Sep 20
10 Faulty Thoughts That Occur in Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Body dysmorphic disorder is characterized by a persistent obsession with a perceived flaw in physical appearance. It is a case of where normal appearance concerns become an obsession and begin to interfere with a person s life. BDD is now classified within the DSM-5 Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders grouping Fang and Wilhelm, 2015 . Like other medical problems, BDD ranges from relatively mild cases to more severe. People with BDD can dislike any p ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Sep 19
How to Build Your Resilience
The band Journey tells us to not stop believin , Kelly Clarkson preaches what doesn t kill you makes you stronger, and of course, Gloria Gaynor will survive. What do they have in common A crazy little thing called resilience . The definition of resilience is adapting and responding positively to stress and misfortune. The troubles you face may be long-term, like having an addiction or financial struggles. It also may be a short, dramatic strike of tragedy ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Sep 19
The Tide Always Wins, and Yet...
I was standing in the ice cold surf on Ogunquit Beach in southern Maine. The tide was turning, but the beach was still at least six hundred feet wide. Despite coming to Ogunquit 30 times or more since 1975, this was our first September visit when there were no crowds and the pace is enticingly slow. As my toes gradually unclenched and became accustomed to the water, I studied my companions on the sandy landscape. Fewer children, that s for sure many couple ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Sep 19
How Can We Fix the Conflict Between Work and Family?
A few years ago I upgraded to a brand new washing machine. Sadly, my appliance joy was cut short when the machine broke after just a few weeks. It took four scheduled repair visits, several parts that didn t do the trick, and about a month of hitting the Laundromat before the real problem was identified a faulty computer that had repeatedly misled the repairmen. A valuable lesson was reinforced Until you can make an accurate diagnosis, there is no way to i ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Sep 19
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