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Game of Cheating
Top bankers have shown no shame for their bad behavior and have made no apologies to the public . Bernie Sanders That ain t workin that s the way you do it Money for nothin and chicks for free Dire Straits People don t trust bankers very much, particularly since the great recession of 2008 and the publicity of high-stake fraudsters. In an intriguing study, Cohn et al. 2014 asked whether bankers professional identity , when salient in their minds, might loo ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Sep 7
Wild Dogs Sneeze to Decide Whether They're Ready to Hunt
African wild dogs vote with sneezes to see if there s a consensus to hunt It s always a pleasure to write about unique research projects that offer surprising results. Just yesterday, I learned about a new study by Reena Walker and her colleagues published in The Proceedings of the Royal Society B titled Sneeze to leave African wild dogs Lycaon pictus use variable quorum thresholds facilitated by sneezes in collective decisions . Ms. Walker and her colleag ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Sep 7
Researchers develop cheaper, faster test for E. coli in drinking water
Researchers at the University of Waterloo have invented a fast, affordable way for developing communities to test their drinking water for potentially deadly E. coli . Unlike current tests that cost about 70 and can take up to three days to get back from the lab, the Waterloo invention uses paper strips similar to those in litmus tests to produce results in less than three hours at a cost of 50 cents. This has the potential to allow routine, affordable wat ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Sep 7
Children exposed to chemicals in 9/11 'dust' show early signs of risk of heart...
Sixteen years after the collapse of the World Trade Center towers sent a cloud of toxic debris across Lower Manhattan, children living nearby who likely breathed in the ash and fumes are showing early signs of risk for future heart disease. This is the main finding of an analysis by NYU Langone Health researchers of blood tests of 308 children, 123 of whom may have come in direct contact with the dust on 9 11. Researchers found that children with higher bl ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Sep 7
Drivers don't ignore a ringing phone but do ignore the risk
Drivers find it difficult to ignore a ringing phone but they do ignore the dangers, with a new QUT study revealing almost 50 per cent believe locating and answering a ringing phone is not as risky as talking and texting. The research undertaken by QUT s Centre for Accident Research Road Safety - Queensland CARRS-Q and published in the prestigious PLOS ONE journal has found locating a ringing phone, checking who is calling, and rejecting or answering the ca ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Sep 7
New method for producing malaria treatment at large scales
Compared to smallpox or typhoid, malaria is proving one of the most challenging human diseases to eradicate - and so remains a real and constant danger to nearly half the world s population. Twenty years ago, two million people died each year on average from malaria, according to the World Health Organization WHO . Despite numerous advances in treatment, 212 million cases were reported in 2015 alone and an estimated 429,000 people died from the disease. Th ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Sep 7
Study: SNAP benefits aren't enough to afford a healthy diet
A new study from North Carolina State University and the Union of Concerned Scientists finds that the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program SNAP , formerly known as Food Stamps, only covers 43-60 percent of what it costs to consume a diet consistent with federal dietary guidelines for what constitutes a healthy diet. The study highlights the challenges lower-income households face in trying to eat a healthy diet. The federal government has defined what ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Sep 7
Long-term opioid prescription use jumps threefold over 16-year period, study s...
A new study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that opioid prescription use increased significantly between 1999 and 2014, and that much of that increase stemmed from patients who d been taking their medication for 90 days or longer. Long-term use, which is associated with greater risk for addiction and overdose, increased threefold during the study s time frame. In 1999-2000, less than half of the people who were taking prescri ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Sep 7
What makes alcoholics drink? Research shows it's more complex than supposed
What makes alcoholics drink New research has found that in both men and women with alcohol dependence, the major factor predicting the amount of drinking seems to be a question of immediate mood. They found that suffering from long-term mental health problems did not affect alcohol consumption, with one important exception men with a history of depression had a different drinking pattern than men without a history of depression surprisingly those men were ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Sep 7
Can a Digital Doctor Help You Sleep?
If you ve been having trouble getting some sleep, a new online therapy program may help ease your insomnia, a new study says. The online program also reduced patients rates of mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, paranoia and hallucinations, the study found. Getting our shut-eye can help improve psychological health. Sleeping well can help shift our blues, reduce our fears, and make us happier, said lead author Daniel Freeman, professor of c ...
Healthday - Thu. Sep 7
Research shows links between explicit material and early sexual behaviour
That is the key finding of research by Elysia Walker and Dr Emily Doe from the University of Buckingham being presented today, Thursday 7 September, at the annual conference of the British Psychological Society s Division of Health Psychology in London Elysia said Our study examined how exposure to sexually explicit material, defined as any media depicting uncensored sexual behaviour, can influence the adoption of sexually risky behaviour. Sexually risky b ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Sep 7
Certara paper shows viral kinetic modeling grows flu knowledge, advances drug ...
Certara reg , the global leader in model-informed drug development and regulatory science, today announced that its comprehensive influenza viral kinetic modeling review has just been published in Current Pharmacology Reports . As the number of drug-resistant influenza strains grows, and the challenge to identify the best strains to include in the next year s vaccine continues, researchers are searching for better ways to develop safer, more effective anti ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Sep 6
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