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February 20, 2019

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February 20, 2019

Keep Calm and Don't Carry on When Parenting Teens

Feb. 19, 2019 — In a new study, psychologists find that mothers and fathers who are less capable of dampening down their anger are more likely to resort to harsh discipline aimed at their teens, and that fathers in ... read more

Carbon Taxes Could Create New Winners and Losers Among Countries, Research Says

Feb. 19, 2019 — A global carbon tax would create new sets of economic winners and losers, with some countries holding a distinct competitive advantage over others, according to new ... read more

Fishing and Pollution Regulations Don't Help Corals Cope With Climate Change

Feb. 19, 2019 — A new study reports that protecting coral reefs from fishing and pollution does not help coral populations cope with climate change. The study also concludes that ocean warming is the primary cause ... read more

No Evidence Tougher Policies Deter Adolescent Cannabis Use

Feb. 19, 2019 — A new study has found no evidence that teenage cannabis use is lower in countries with tougher ... read more

Children With Autism More Likely to Face Maltreatment, Study Finds

Feb. 15, 2019 — A recent study of 11 counties in Middle Tennessee revealed that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) were nearly 2.5 times more likely than children without ASD to be reported to the Child ... read more

New Study Looks at Ways to Cut Roadkill Numbers for Small and Medium-Sized Mammals

Feb. 15, 2019 — A study of a stretch of highway in Quebec looks at the effect of road fencing and underground passages on the number of roadkill deaths of small and medium-sized mammals. The study found that ... read more

Dangerous School Commutes Lead to Student Absenteeism

Feb. 13, 2019 — The more crime that occurs along a student's way to school, the higher the likelihood that student will be absent, researchers have ... read more

Study Calls on Feds to Invest in Local Volunteer Disaster Response, Recovery Groups

Feb. 13, 2019 — Data from 2017 Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and California natural disasters highlights key collaboration gaps and better ways to save money, time and lives in future disasters. After 2017's ... read more

Online Support for GPs Reduces Unnecessary Antibiotic Prescriptions

Feb. 12, 2019 — New research shows that electronically-delivered prescribing feedback and online decision support for GPs reduces unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions for respiratory ... read more

Insurance Rules Make It Harder to Treat Opioid Use Disorder

Feb. 12, 2019 — Insurance industry cost-control measures may be worsening the nation's opioid epidemic by limiting access to a key medication that treats addiction, according to ... read more

Artificial Intelligence Could Help to Foil Online Dating Scams

Feb. 12, 2019 — Dating apps and websites could soon use computing algorithms that 'think' like humans to pinpoint fake profiles designed to con victims out of thousands of ... read more

Pitch Perfect: Strategic Language Use Maximizes the Chances of Influencing an Audience

Feb. 12, 2019 — Research finds four interconnected language strategies that entrepreneurs employ to best influence their ... read more

Streetcars Don't Guarantee Heightened Development Activity

Feb. 12, 2019 — Development outcomes along streetcar corridors can't be entirely attributed to the presence of the streetcar, researchers found. Streetcar investment is commonly accompanied with a healthy ... read more

Investing in Antibiotics Critical to Saving Lives During Pandemic Influenza Outbreaks

Feb. 12, 2019 — Researchers have developed a mathematical framework to estimate the value of investing in developing and conserving an antibiotic to mitigate the burden of bacterial infections caused by resistant ... read more

Scientists Use Smartphones to Improve Dismal Rating of Nation's Civil Infrastructure

Feb. 11, 2019 — Scientists at the have developed smartphone-based technologies that can monitor civil infrastructure systems such as crumbing roads and aging ... read more

Nearly Half of Adults With Heart Disease Can't Afford Their Medical Bills

Feb. 11, 2019 — More than 45 percent of non-elderly adults with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) report financial hardship due to the associated medical bills. Worse still, about one in five report ... read more

Feb. 11, 2019 — The allure of smartphones, and how they impact our interpersonal relationships, might be the result of our evolutionary history, according to ... read more

Do We Have an Epidemic? Enhancing Disease Surveillance Using a Health Information Exchange

Feb. 11, 2019 — While disease surveillance has shifted toward greater use of electronically transmitted information to decrease the reporting burden on physicians, the challenge of getting the right information to ... read more

Human Enhancement: Is It Good for Society?

Feb. 11, 2019 — Human enhancement technologies are opening up tremendous new possibilities. But they're also raising important questions about what it means to be human. These technologies are currently geared ... read more

Potent Marijuana Edibles Can Pose a Major Unrecognized Risk to Patients With Cardiovascular Disease

Feb. 11, 2019 — With widespread legalization and increasing use, more care, education a research needed about how each marijuana formulation may affect and sometimes compromise the cardiovascular system of our aging ... read more

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