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What can help dropouts?
DURHAM, N.C. -- Certain life experiences can worsen the negative effects of dropping out of school, but interventions and treatments can improve the odds for dropouts, a new study finds. The study, available online today in the June edition of Journal of Adolescent Health , followed 585 children from age 5 to age 27. It looked at what factors elevated children s risk of dropping out, how high school dropouts fared later in life and what factors prevented n ...
EurekAlert - Thu. May 19
Excessive drinkers, high income households pay majority of state alcohol tax i...
BOSTON -- People who drink too much and those with higher household incomes would pay more following an increase in state alcohol taxes than those who drink less and have lower household incomes, according to a new study led by researchers at Boston Medical Center BMC and published today in the journal Preventing Chronic Disease , a publication of the CDC. Across all states, excessive drinkers would pay more than 5 times as much as nonexcessive drinkers on ...
EurekAlert - Thu. May 19
Study finds alcohol interventions unsuccessful for fraternity and sorority mem...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - A new study from The Miriam Hospital and The Brown University Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies found that interventions targeting fraternity or sorority members at colleges around the country were unsuccessful in reducing alcohol consumption and related problems. The study recommends that more robust interventions be created for use with student members of Greek letter organizations. The paper was published today in Health Psycho ...
EurekAlert - Thu. May 19
Your gender-stereotypic genes may be giving you a leg up in dating
Your success at speed-dating might be influenced by your genetic make-up and your potential partner s ability to detect so-called good genes, or genetic fitness. This is according to a study in Springer s journal Human Nature by researchers at the University of California, Irvine, in the US. The research team found that participants who were more likely to be asked on a second date had genotypes consistent with personal traits that people often desire in a ...
EurekAlert - Thu. May 19
Cancer patients with depression less likely to recover well after treatment
New research shows colorectal cancer patients who have depression when they are diagnosed are significantly less likely to make a good recovery following surgery than patients without depression. The researchers say the groundbreaking study shows the important role mental health plays in cancer recovery and the need to cater for each patient s individual needs before, during, and long after their treatment has finished.
Medical News Today - Wed. May 18
Can money buy happiness? Yes, but only $83,000 worth of it.
Can money buy happiness Yes, but only 83,000 worth of it. Drs. Kahneman and Deaton conducted a now famous study in which they showed that an increased yearly income level predicted an increased happiness level only until 75,000, at which point further increases in income did not affect happiness 1 . This study was conducted with data from 2008 and 2009 the inflation-adjusted happiness limit in 2016 would be 83,000 2 . It is important to note that the origi ...
Psychology Today - Wed. May 18
New Study Reveals Six Benefits of School Restorative Justice
As data about the ineffectiveness of suspensions and other punitive school disciplinary methods have accumulated and concerns about the school to prison pipeline and mass incarceration have gotten louder and more insistent, schools are increasingly looking for alternative strategies for creating a climate of safety, accountability, and fairness. In this context, more and more school districts are encouraging and sometimes even mandating that schools introd ...
Psychology Today - Wed. May 18
Preparing Teens with Autism for Work: Self Employment
Although I encouraged Jeremy to try employment or volunteer experiences that seemed like a good fit in high school, I was not holding my breath waiting for any opportunities to show up on the horizon. I am not convinced that that much has changed since 2010 in the job market in regards to hiring people like Jeremy, although I hear about opportunities for those who are able to learn computer programming, testing, data entry. I don t anticipate a huge rush o ...
Psychology Today - Wed. May 18
First national study of US parks finds low use by adults, seniors and females
Neighborhood parks across the United States are geared primarily toward younger people, limiting their use by adults and seniors, but surprisingly attract fewer female youth as well, according to a new RAND Corporation study that offers the first national examination of parks, what they offer, who uses them and how they are used. Although it is critically important for adults and seniors to engage in physical activity, most neighborhood parks have few prog ...
EurekAlert - Wed. May 18
Transsexual people are frequently victims of aggression and discrimination
The process of gender reassignment in transsexual individuals is complex. A new study analyses the characteristics of this collective as well as the psychological adjustment they must undergo during the process. Of the sample studied, 81.75 suffered from some type of physical aggression during their lifetime, 31.16 perceived discrimination in the workplace and 22.84 attempted suicide at least once. Sticking to the general definition, transsexuality is the ...
EurekAlert - Wed. May 18
Could hepatitis C treatments help prevent virus transmission?
An international team of researchers has shed light on the potential impact of new drugs for hepatitis C virus HCV . HCV is an important cause of liver cancer and is transmitted through blood to blood contact. People who inject drugs PWID and men who have sex with men MSM , who are also infected with HIV, are key risk groups for HCV infection in UK. New HCV treatments are highly effective, with cure rates often better than 90 per cent, but treatment is exp ...
EurekAlert - Wed. May 18
Higher potato consumption associated with increased risk of high blood pressure
Higher intakes of boiled, baked, or mashed potatoes, and French fries is associated with an increased risk of developing high blood pressure hypertension in adult women and men, according to a study published by The BMJ today. The US-based researchers suggest that replacing one serving a day of boiled, baked, or mashed potatoes with one serving of a non-starchy vegetable is associated with a lower risk of developing hypertension. But a linked editorial arg ...
EurekAlert - Wed. May 18
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