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Blood transfusions should be gender matched between donor and recipient
NEWS MEDICAL An emergency blood transfusion mandates matching of the blood types so that the donor and the recipient are compatible in their blood types. There is no other matching... 1 hour
Psychedelics linked to decreased likelihood of criminal behavior
NEWS MEDICAL Classic psychedelics such as psilocybin (often called magic mushrooms), LSD and mescaline (found in peyote) are associated with a decreased likelihood of antisocial criminal behavior, according to new research from investigators at... 3 hours
During crisis, exposure to conflicting information and stress linked, studies find
SCIENCE DAILY Exposure to high rates of conflicting information during an emergency is linked to increased levels of stress, and those who rely on text messages or social... 16 hours
Opinion: What rape culture says about masculinity
PHYS.ORG The phrase "rape culture" elicits strong responses. Prominent among them are confusion, scoffs, anger and even anonymous vitriol from internet "haters." When I posted on Facebook that I was seeking pro-feminist men to participate... 17 hours
Children more likely to receive welfare benefits if their parents do
PHYS.ORG Young people are almost twice as likely to need social welfare payments if their parents have a history of receiving such assistance themselves, according to new... 18 hours
Some faiths more likely to turn to religion for answers to science
PHYS.ORG When it comes to seeking answers to questions about science, evangelical and black Protestants and Mormons are more likely than the general population to... 1 day
Tweeting rage: How immigration policies can polarize public discourse
SCIENCE DAILY A study of tweets in the months before and after the 2010 passage of Arizona's "show me your papers" law, findings showed that the average tweet about Mexican immigrants and... 1 day
BU professor receives $693,695 award to understand risk factors linked to gun injuries
NEWS MEDICAL Bindu Kalesan, PhD, MPH, assistant professor of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine, is the recipient of a three-year, $693,695 award from the... 1 day
During crisis, exposure to conflicting information and stress linked, studies find
PHYS.ORG Exposure to high rates of conflicting information during an emergency is linked to increased levels of stress, and those who rely on text messages or social... 1 day
Whales and dolphins have rich 'human-like' cultures and societies
SCIENCE DAILY Whales and dolphins (cetaceans) live in tightly-knit social groups, have complex relationships, talk to each other and even have regional dialects -- much like human societies. A major new study... 2 days
Childhood poverty, poor support may drive up pregnant woman's biological age
SCIENCE DAILY Pregnant women who had low socioeconomic status during childhood and who have poor family social support appear to prematurely age on a cellular level, potentially raising... 2 days
Stunner on birth control: Trump’s moral exemption is geared to just 2 groups
NEWS MEDICAL Few people were surprised last week when the Trump administration issued a rule to make it easier for some religious employers to... 2 days
How to Combat Racial Bias: Start in Childhood
LIVE SCIENCE Racial bias is associated with dehumanizing social groups different from your own. Psychologists trained kids to differentiate individuals of another race – with lasting effects on their biases. 3 days
The Latest: Democrat says party won't cave on 'Obamacare'
ABC NEWS Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer says "threats and bullying" from President Donald Trump are not going to force Democrats to repeal the Obama health care law 5 days
Social security giveth, medical costs taketh away
NEWS MEDICAL Retirees spent on average more than a third of their Social Security benefits on out-of-pocket medical costs in 2014, according to a recent study. Even after factoring in other sources of income, medical spending... 5 days
Poverty factors, employment have negative implications for exclusive breast feeding in Haiti
NEWS MEDICAL New mothers in poor urban communities may feel the necessity to work and have a measure of food security rather than trying to find the time and ability... 5 days
New conservation method empowers indigenous peoples
SCIENCE DAILY Environmental social scientists worked with indigenous people in the rural Peruvian Amazon and determined that local people meet their basic needs through diverse subsistence activities, such as hunting, fishing, and farming, and over centuries they have... 5 days
Fighting racism: Teaching kids to identify individual black people can reduce racial bias
SCIENCE DAILY Many times, those who hold racially biased views of other people see them as all the same. Instead of thinking of them... 5 days
Pumas found to exhibit behaviors like social animals
SCIENCE DAILY Pumas, long known as solitary carnivores, are more social than previously thought, according to a new study. The findings provide the first evidence of complex social strategies in any solitary carnivore --... 6 days
Reducing racial bias in children
SCIENCE DAILY An international team of researchers suggests that one way to reduce implicit racial bias in young children is by teaching them to distinguish among faces of a different race and identify them as individuals. 6 days
Reducing racial bias in children
PHYS.ORG We tend to see people we're biased against as all the same. They are "those people." Instead of thinking of them as specific individuals, we lump them into a group. Now an international team of researchers suggests that... 6 days
Lost in translation: When humor kills the message
SCIENCE DAILY Getting a laugh may not help get the road safety message across, with a new study showing humorous driver sleepiness advertisements via social media and other means can get lost in translation. 6 days
New science program provides benefits to students with intellectual disabilities
NEWS MEDICAL A new science program for people with intellectual disabilities has found the program has delivered great educational, social and economic benefits to students. 6 days
Report documents the near-term impacts of climate change on investors
PHYS.ORG In May 2017, the Tamer Center for Social Enterprise at Columbia Business School and Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory held a forum in New York City to discuss how new... 6 days
Pumas are more social than previously thought
PHYS.ORG Pumas, long known as solitary carnivores, are more social than previously thought, according to a study led by conservation organization Panthera and co-authored by UC Davis and the American Museum of Natural History. 6 days
Obamacare may be key to reverse trend of declining social trust, research shows
NEWS MEDICAL Since the passing of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, known as Obamacare, an estimated 20 million previously uninsured... 6 days
Study pinpoints racial disparities linked to severity and effects of peripartum cardiomyopathy
NEWS MEDICAL African American women were found to be twice as likely to be diagnosed with peripartum cardiomyopathy as compared to women of Caucasian, Hispanic/Latina, Asian,... 6 days
Adaptive social strategies in a solitary carnivore
Science Magazine Cost-benefit trade-offs for individuals participating in social behaviors are the basis for current theories on the evolution of social behaviors and societies. However, research on social strategies has largely ignored solitary animals, in which... 6 days
Kune Kune piglets possess social learning skills and have an astonishingly good memory
SCIENCE DAILY Pigs are socially competent and capable of learning. But the combination of these skills, learning by observing others, has been insufficiently studied... 7 days
Anticipated social media buzz can drive tourism
SCIENCE DAILY How much positive feedback travelers think they’ll get on social media can predict whether they intend to visit a tourism destination, a new study has found. 7 days
Kune Kune piglets possess social learning skills and have an astonishingly good memory
PHYS.ORG Pigs are socially competent and capable of learning. But the combination of these two skills, i.e. learning by observing others, has been... 7 days
Grazing horses on better pastures
PHYS.ORG When you picture a horse, you may imagine it grazing contentedly in a grassy pasture. Grazing lets horses move around naturally outdoors and socialize with other horses. And grass is an easily available, nutritious feed that horses like... 7 days
Research looks at white working-class views on identity, race and immigration
PHYS.ORG A new research study presents a perspective on the social and political views of white working-class communities. 7 days
Anticipated social media buzz can drive tourism
PHYS.ORG How much positive feedback travelers think they'll get on social media can predict whether they intend to visit a tourism destination, a new University of Georgia study has found. 7 days
UH psychologist explores link between social media and alcohol consumption
NEWS MEDICAL A psychologist at the University of Houston is exploring the ways in which social media influences alcohol consumption among college students. Mai-Ly Nguyen Steers, a postdoctoral fellow and... 1 week
Religious beliefs alone don't motivate people to political action, study finds
PHYS.ORG Because religion often influences people's opinions on hot-button issues, such as same-sex marriage and abortion, most would expect religious people to be more motivated to engage... 1 week
Mom's immune response could trigger social deficits for kids with autism
SCIENCE DAILY Children with autism are more likely to show severe social symptoms if their mother had chronic asthma or allergies while pregnant, a new study reveals. 1 week
Oxytocin and breastfeeding: Elucidation of a molecular mechanism
SCIENCE DAILY Oxytocin is indispensable for developing the social brain. Suckling babies absorb oxytocin from mother's milk, but gut closure occurs soon after birth to prevent uptake of undesired and desired macromolecules. Researchers have... 1 week
Cannabidiol benefits and mechanisms shown in mouse study of Dravet syndrome
SCIENCE DAILY Cannabidiol, a non-intoxicating derivative from cannabis, has been shown to reduce seizures and autism-like behaviors in a mouse model of a genetic disorder, Dravet syndrome. Children... 1 week
Heads-up, CEOs—corporate social responsibility may get you fired, study finds
PHYS.ORG Investing in product safety, employee diversity and carbon footprint reduction are all examples of corporate social responsibility (CSR) that can result in high praise for a chief executive—or... 1 week
Rutgers scientist receives $2.4 million grant to reduce indoor tanning among young women
NEWS MEDICAL A five-year, $2.4 million grant from the National Cancer Institute awarded to Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey behavioral scientist Jerod L. Stapleton, PhD,... 1 week
Heads-up, ceos: Corporate social responsibility may get you fired, study finds
SCIENCE DAILY Investing in product safety, employee diversity and carbon footprint reduction are all examples of corporate social responsibility (CSR) that can result in high praise for a... 1 week
Analysis of survey data finds no significant racial differences in quality of end-of-life care
NEWS MEDICAL An analysis of survey data found no significant racial differences in various aspects of the quality of end-of-life care, although... 1 week
Facebook begins 'human review' of potentially sensitive ads
PHYS.ORG Facebook says it will begin manually reviewing advertisements that target certain groups and address politics, religion, ethnicity and social issues. 1 week
Medical News Today: Bullying harms children's mental health, but for how long?
MNT A large cohort study on twins aged 11 to 16 confirms that bullying can have severe mental health outcomes, but these may not be... 1 week
Medical News Today: Our decision to divorce may be genetic
MNT The largest study of its kind to date shows that a decision to get divorced may be influenced more by genetic factors than social and psychological ones. 1 week
Our decision to divorce may be genetic
MNT The largest study of its kind to date shows that a decision to get divorced may be influenced more by genetic factors than social and psychological ones. 1 week
Bullying harms children's mental health, but for how long?
MNT A large cohort study on twins aged 11 to 16 confirms that bullying can have severe mental health outcomes, but these may not be as long-lasting as feared. 1 week
Trump's one-two punch hits birth control, LGBT rights
ABC NEWS In a one-two punch that elated social conservatives, the Trump administration is letting more employers opt out of providing no-cost birth control and issuing a religious-freedom directive that could weaken anti-discrimination protections... 2 weeks
Social acceptance more important than economic factors in fertility treatment availability
SCIENCE DAILY A new British study has shed light on some of the reasons why Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) usage varies across Europe -- pinpointing moral and social... 2 weeks
Urban noise pollution is worst in poor and minority neighborhoods and segregated cities
PHYS.ORG Most Americans think of cities as noisy places – but some parts of U.S. cities are much louder than others. Nationwide, neighborhoods... 2 weeks
Beyond bullying: Study shows damaging affects of multiple forms of victimization on school climate
SCIENCE DAILY School officials focused exclusively on bullying prevention efforts might want to consider the findings of a new study showing the... 2 weeks
Domestic violence disproportionately affects remarried women
PHYS.ORG Facing social and financial pressures, remarried women in Cambodia are at increased risk for domestic violence compared to first-time married, divorced or single women, Sothy Eng, Lehigh University professor of practice in comparative international education, found... 2 weeks
Prehistoric humans are likely to have formed mating networks to avoid inbreeding
SCIENCE DAILY Early humans seem to have recognized the dangers of inbreeding at least 34,000 years ago, and developed surprisingly sophisticated social and mating networks to... 2 weeks
Prehistoric humans are likely to have formed mating networks to avoid inbreeding
PHYS.ORG Early humans seem to have recognised the dangers of inbreeding at least 34,000 years ago, and developed surprisingly sophisticated social and mating networks to... 2 weeks
Discrimination more likely when resources are scarce
SCIENCE DAILY At the height of the Great Recession, psychologist Amy Krosch noticed a troubling trend: people of color seemed to be getting much harder hit than the white population on a number of socioeconomic indicators. She... 2 weeks
To kickstart creativity, offer money, not plaudits, study finds
SCIENCE DAILY The best way to reward creativity is not with social-recognition awards such as plaques or other plaudits. According to new research, it's all about the money. 2 weeks
Staggering economic burden of dementia in younger people, study reveals
SCIENCE DAILY Frontotemporal degeneration (FTD) -- the most common dementia for people under age 60 -- inflicts a significantly higher economic burden on both patients and their caregivers, a new... 2 weeks
Study finds wide racial gap in access to cancer surgery after NY State Medicaid expansion
NEWS MEDICAL The 2001 New York State Medicaid expansion - what is considered a precursor to the Affordable Care -... 2 weeks
Discrimination more likely when resources are scarce
PHYS.ORG At the height of the Great Recession, psychologist Amy Krosch noticed a troubling trend: people of color seemed to be getting much harder hit than the white population on a number of socioeconomic indicators.... 2 weeks
Mental training changes brain structure and reduces social stress
SCIENCE DAILY Meditation can have positive effects on our health and well-being. However it has been unclear which mental practice has which effect, and what the underlying processes are. Researchers have discovered... 2 weeks
Structural plasticity of the social brain: Differential change after socio-affective and cognitive mental training
Science Magazine Although neuroscientific research has revealed experience-dependent brain changes across the life span in sensory, motor, and cognitive domains, plasticity relating... 2 weeks
Excessive social interaction reduced collective response
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have uncovered the detrimental effects of excessive interaction and network connections in a wide range of living and engineered systems. 2 weeks
M. Ehsan Hoque develops digital helpers that teach social skills
SCIENCE-NEWS Computer scientist M. Ehsan Hoque programs emotionally attuned assistants that bring people together. 2 weeks
Anxiety and depression caused by childhood bullying decline over time
SCIENCE DAILY A new study has provided the strongest evidence to date that exposure to bullying causes mental health issues such as anxiety years later. 2 weeks
Researchers discovered excessive social interaction reduced collective response
PHYS.ORG From schools of fish, to swarms of insects, to flocks of birds, many animals live and move in groups. They have no leader, no central coordinator, and yet manage to perform awe-inspiring... 2 weeks
Scientific Meeting » Using the RDoC Framework in Developmental Research
NIMH As a pillar of the Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) matrix, neurodevelopment plays a critical role in the RDoC research framework in understanding psychopathology. 2 weeks
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Earth's new traveling buddy is definitely an asteroid, not space junk
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Scientists determine source of world's largest mud eruption
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Student makes design of 'swarm robot' Zebro suitable for serial production
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Plasma optic combines lasers into superbeam
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Liquid metal brings soft robotics a step closer
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NASA sees Hurricane Ophelia lashing Ireland
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Neutron star smash-up seen for first time, 'transforms' understanding of universe
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Neutron star collision showers the universe with a wealth of discoveries
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Merging neutron stars generate gravitational waves and a celestial light show
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Can nanotechnology heal scar tissue?
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Pressurization isn't to blame for fouling of membranes, study finds
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Medical News Today: How can you cope with a cancer diagnosis?
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Space radiation won't stop NASA's human exploration
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Augmented tongue ultrasound for speech therapy
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Don't ignore the mobility scooter—it may just be the future of transport
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Video: Towards zero hunger worldwide
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Luring hornets: Scientists unlock sex pheromone of notorious honey bee predator
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3-D packaging of DNA regulates cell identity
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NASA's GPM finds Ophelia strengthening in Eastern Atlantic
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Taming the hairy ball: Scientists use mixed reality to explore complex biological networks
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Watch this cuttlefish-inspired ‘skin’ morph into a 3-D shape
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Astronomers discover unusual spindle-like galaxies
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Watching plant photosynthesis... from space
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Engineers develop a programmable 'camouflaging' material inspired by octopus skin
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