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Car seat laws for older kids have limited impact
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Laws that require increasingly older kids to sit in car safety seats appear to have limited impact, new research has found. The same parents who already were buckling up kids appear most likely to switch to safety seats, leaving the same number of kids unrestrained, found a study published in the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management . These laws can be very appealing for legislators to pass, but our research calls into question their ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jul 1
State revenue declines lead to cuts in children's Medicaid benefits, education...
HOUSTON - June 29, 2017 - State spending cuts during economic downturns fall more heavily on children than the elderly, according to new research by experts at Rice University. Their findings are published in the National Tax Journal and analyze implications for policymakers. The Most Unkindest Cut of All State Spending on Health, Education and Welfare During Recessions was co-authored by Richard Boylan, professor of economics, and Vivian Ho, the chair in ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jul 1
Human activities worsen air quality in Dunhuang, a desert basin in China
Dunhuang is a typical desert basin in western China, with the Qilian mountains to the south, Kumtag desert and Lop-Nur to the west, Beisai mountain to the north, and Sanwei mountain to the east. Besides, the famous Taklimakan and Tengger deserts are also located in the west and east of Dunhuang region, respectively. Dunhuang is also a world-famous scenic spot, encompassing Mogao Caves, Crescent Spring and Mingsha Mountain within its territory. Through anal ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jul 1
Altering gut bacteria pathways may stimulate fat tissue to prevent obesity
Cleveland Clinic researchers have uncovered a biological link between gut bacteria metabolism and obesity. The team showed that blocking a specific intestinal microbial pathway can prevent obesity and insulin resistance, as well as cause fat tissue to become more metabolically active. The study was recently published in Cell Reports . The research team, led by J. Mark Brown, Ph.D., of Cleveland Clinic s Lerner Research Institute, studied the metabolic path ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jul 1
Most reproductive-age women using opioids also use another substance
PITTSBURGH, June 30, 2017 - The majority of reproductive-age and pregnant women who use opioids for non-medical purposes also use at least one other substance, ranging from nicotine or alcohol to cocaine, according to a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health analysis. It was the first to look at use of multiple substances in a nationally representative group of U.S. women age 18 to 44. The findings, published online and scheduled for an ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jul 1
Cycling to work could make your day less stressful
Perhaps unsurprisingly, one of the main sources of stress in the United States is work. But according to new research, there may be a simple way to alleviate workplace stress cycling.
Medical News Today - Wed. Jun 28
Bipolar disorder: Signs, symptoms, and diagnosis
Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition that is characterized by alternating periods of extreme high and low mood. But what are the signs and symptoms of this mood disorder
Medical News Today - Wed. Jun 28
If for Just One Day We Could Smell as a Dog Does
On our lazy summer evening walks our yearling puppy Holden, still ungainly in his bulky paws as he tromps across our meadow, I scratch my head and watch in wonder as he pauses at tree stumps, grass clumps, and rocks to take in the nuances of their scents oftentimes sniffing for minutes on end with newfound fascination. While I stand nearby and cluelessly watch him, as much as I try to understand and many times wish that we d just move on , he is lost to an ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Jun 28
Panic Attacks: A Four Pronged Approach to Prevention
Kate was driving when all of a sudden she felt dizzy, had trouble breathing, felt her heart pounding she thought she might be having a heart attack. Fortunately, she was able to immediately pull off the road and within a few minutes it somehow seemed to pass. The classic panic attack Comes out of nowhere, you can t breathe or feel like you are having a heart attack, you think you re going to die. Lots of folks wind up in ERs to be told it is only a panic a ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Jun 28
How You Doing? You Okay?
An inordinate number of people have mentioned to us lately that they ve been feeling a little off, weird, strange, or not normal, and have a hard time pinpointing the cause. Sure, we all have personal problems we deal with on a day to day basis, and some situations are far more serious, such as failing health or severe financial crises, than others, like who s going to pick up the kids from camp or what to eat for dinner. In any given situation, we see the ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Jun 28
Would You Agree to Sex with a Total Stranger?
Choosing to have sex with a total stranger is not something everyone would do. It probably takes a certain type of person. Quite a bit of evidence suggests, at least when it comes to eagerly having sex with strangers, it might also take being a man. Let s look at the evidence. Over the last few decades almost all research studies have found that men are much more eager for causal sex than women are Oliver amp Hyde, 1993 Petersen amp Hyde, 2010 . This is es ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Jun 28
Maggie's Story: The Many Reasons Why Not
The Need to Tell Maggie s Story Every year, 1000 college students commit suicide . As many as 1 in 10 college students seriously consider suicide. Even greater numbers, as many as 1 in 4 high school and college students, struggle with anxiety and depressive disorders . What can be done to help such individuals The following is an extended blog that tells the true story of Maggie Nelson. Only her name and a few minor details have been changed. I am deeply t ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Jun 28
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