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Whites receive more state funding for autism services than other racial/ethnic...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Whites with autism spectrum disorder ASD in California receive more state funding than Hispanics, African Americans, Asians and others, new research from UC Davis Health System has found. The study also showed that state spending on ASD increases dramatically with age. Previous evaluations of the state s investment in ASD services have not included adults, a major oversight, according to lead author Paul Leigh, professor of public hea ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 11
E-cigarettes have immediate effects on pulmonary function
Shanghai April 11, 2016 -- E-cigarette smoking is increasingly promoted as a safer alternative to cigarette smoking, but a growing body of evidence points to its potential dangers. Adding to the evidence, researchers will report at CHEST World Congress this month on a study of e-cigarettes and the immediate effects on pulmonary function in healthy and mild asthmatic young smokers. In a study of 54 young cigarette and e-cigarettes smokers, 27 had mild contr ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 11
Suicidal thinking affects 'significant minority' of US veterans
Results of a 2-year study on health and resilience in US veterans show that nearly 14 report having suicidal thoughts in one or both waves of the research.
Medical News Today - Mon. Apr 11
How to Explain Climate Science on Twitter
The internet spreads misinformation with astonishing speed. Many people actually get their news from social media instead of vetted, reliable sources. When misinformation circulates, watchdog organizations do their best to correct mistakes. But does this fact-checking do any good It turns out that misinformation sticks in people s minds even when it is exposed and refuted. This makes combatting it much harder than you might think. Misinformation is informa ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Apr 11
Can Renouncing Promiscuity Help You Find Monogamous Love?
Many people women in particular intentionally limit the number of partners they have sex with because they worry it could hurt their chances of finding long-term monogamous love once they are ready to settle down. They worry that their number will be a challenge for their future spouses, even if they truly and honestly put their promiscuous days behind them and commit to complete monogamy. From past research, we know that most people of both sexes prefer t ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Apr 11
Notes From Hohenschönhausen
I ll chop your head off Erich Mielke s, Stasi chief, favorite threat to the accused according to The Economist . Mielke also held that All this twaddle about no executions and no death sentences, it s all junk, comrades . I visited the prison of Hohensch nhausen in Berlin. The prison was first established by the Soviet occupying force and then built up to its full Orwellian end state by the Stasi , the dreaded East German secret police, whose declared miss ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Apr 11
Millions of maternal and child lives could be saved every year for less than $...
By spending less than 5 per person on essential health care services such as contraception, medication for serious illnesses and nutritional supplements, millions of maternal and child lives could be saved every year, according to a new analysis led by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The findings, published April 9 in The Lancet , suggest it is possible to save many lives by broadly expanding basic services in the 74 low- and middle-in ...
EurekAlert - Sun. Apr 10
Exposure to cigarette smoke and flu virus may prevent lung medications working...
New study backs up observations in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease COPD patients showing reduced effectiveness of symptom-reliever medication 946 2-adrenoceptor agonists in flare-ups linked to cigarette smoking and infection with viruses such as influenza. Research suggests a need for new drugs to treat COPD patients in these categories and a model that could be used to test new medications. According to the study, which is published in the Portland ...
EurekAlert - Sun. Apr 10
New Graduates: Don’t Make These 5 Mistakes in Your Next Job
You ve accepted the offer and soon will be joining your first job after graduation. What should you do or avoid doing to ensure a successful start to your career Over the past 20 years I ve been studying the new hire experience, trying to understand what leads to newcomer success in organizations. I ve interviewed hundreds of new hires and their managers , and have asked dozens of new graduates to keep self-reflection diaries of their first few weeks on th ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Apr 10
The Logic of Falling in Love
Falling in love is passion irrational uncontrolled wild. That falling in love could follow a logical path seems impossible. Yet Hetty Rombouts, a Dutch researcher, interviewed students and found that there are five steps of falling in love. These steps seem to be invariant for most people. First, a person who meets another person has to be willing to fall in love. A settled man, a woman with a newborn baby, or a disappointed lover may not be willing to fal ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Apr 10
Maternal obesity and poor nutrition in the womb impairs fertility in female of...
New research involving mice, published in the April 2016 issue of The FASEB Journal , suggests that maternal obesity and poor nutrition during pregnancy affects the egg reserves of female offspring. This discovery improves scientific understanding of the long-term, generational, effects of obesity and poor nutrition. This understanding is the first step toward devising interventions to protect the fertility of females who experienced very difficult womb en ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Apr 9
Morality, Alliances, And Altruism
Having one s research ideas scooped is part of academic life. Today, for instance, I d like to talk about some research quite similar in spirit to work I intended to do as part of my dissertation but did not, as it didn t end up making the cut in the final approved package . Even if my name isn t on it, it is still pleasing to see the results I had anticipated. The idea itself arose about four years ago, when I was discussing the curious case of Tucker Max ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Apr 9
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