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People with osteoarthritis at higher risk of social isolation  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative disease of the joints, often leading to disability. In older adults with osteoarthritis, they may have problems with mobility, walking, and even doing simple activities... more
Brands are resilient against 'fake news' on social media  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 hours
'Fake news' stories targeting corporations may be obnoxious, but a new study finds that they likely pose little threat to well-established brands. more
Society is rejecting facts; medical researchers can help  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 hours
Anecdotes, fake news and social media have created a skeptical and misinformed public who is rejecting the facts. A commentary says that medical researchers must help the public understand the rigorous process... more
Osteoarthritis can increase your risk for social isolation  SCIENCE DAILY · 8 hours
Researchers examined whether there is an association between arthritis and social isolation, and have identified the disease's contribution to social isolation. more
Study finds brands are resilient against 'fake news' on social media  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
"Fake news" stories targeting corporations may be obnoxious, but a new study finds that they likely pose little threat to well-established brands. more
Deaf infants more attuned to parent's visual cues  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
A new study finds that deaf infants exposed to American Sign Language are especially tuned to a parent's eye gaze, itself a social connection between parent and child that is linked to... more
Major implications for global metal demand without industry change  PHYS.ORG · 10 hours
The effects environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks will have on the global supply of metals without major innovations in the mining industry have been highlighted by University of Queensland... more
Bullies may come and go, but the 'molecular memory' of being a target lingers  SCIENCE DAILY · 10 hours
Life at the bottom of the social ladder may have long-term health effects that even upward mobility can't undo, according... more
Study finds relationship between racial discipline disparities and academic achievement gaps in US  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
An increase in either the discipline gap or the academic achievement gap between black and white students in the United States predicts... more
Researchers create interactive map of preterm births and potential causes in Central California  NEWS MEDICAL · 23 hours
A research team led by UC San Diego has created an interactive map of preterm births - births before 37 weeks of... more
Scientists to investigate the impact of skewed sex ratios on human societies  NEWS MEDICAL · 23 hours
The ratio of males to females in a population, the adult sex ratio, is already known to affect social behavior in animals such as... more
How status sticks to genes  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Those at the bottom of the social ladder are known to live shorter and sicker lives than those at the top. And the stress of life at the bottom may have long-term health effects that even upward mobility... more
Research highlights importance of religious vote amid changing social landscape  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Canadians who consider religion to be important in their lives were still more likely to vote for the Conservative Party in 2015, finds new research from the University... more
Increase in online hate speech leads to more crimes against minorities  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
An increase in hate speech on social media leads to more crimes against minorities in the physical world, a study shows. more
Researchers develop tool to incorporate social, cultural concerns in resource management  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
For years, fisheries managers have struggled to find a delicate balance between competing financial and ecological needs. Now, a team of researchers led by a Florida... more
Women have substantially less influence on Twitter than men in academic medicine  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Women who are health policy or health services researchers face a significant disparity in social media influence compared to their male peers, according to... more
Women's voices are less influential on Twitter than male peers in academic medicine  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Women who are health policy or health services researchers face a significant disparity in social media influence compared to their male peers,... more
Survey provides clear of picture of how Americans are embracing healthy living  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Who are Americans more likely to take health advice from…their doctors or an Instagram influencer? Would U.S. adults rather talk or text? Socialize in... more
Research reveals millennials hindered from disconnecting by fear of missing out  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Millennials desperate to digitally disconnect are being hindered by the fear of missing out (FoMo), social influences and the increasing digitalisation of tourism services, new research... more
Study explores link between smoking status and health conditions in older Chinese American men  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
The study is one of 17 published in August in a special issue of the Journal of the American Geriatrics... more
Beyond the 'replication crisis,' does research face an 'inference crisis'?  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
For the past decade, social scientists have been unpacking a 'replication crisis' that has revealed how findings of an alarming number of scientific studies are difficult or impossible... more
New CEOs can raise their social game to keep their jobs  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
A new study shows that two key factors can make freshly appointed CEOs more vulnerable and raise the odds they'll get fired. The job security of... more
Comment on "Cultural flies: Conformist social learning in fruitflies predicts long-lasting mate-choice traditions"  Science Magazine · 6 days
The claims of Danchin et al. (Research Articles, 30 November 2018, p. 1025) regarding long-lasting mate preference based on conformity may result... more
Social inequality in Bronze Age households  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Social inequality already existed in southern Germany 4000 years ago, even within one household, a new study published in the journal Science finds. Archaeological and archaeogenetic analyses of Bronze Age cemeteries in the Lech Valley, near... more
Study identifies religious bias against refugees  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Give me your Christian, your female, your English-speaking with a good education? While not the words on the Statue of Liberty, these seem to be the kinds of refugees that the American public prefers—according to a... more
New CEOs can raise their social game to keep their jobs, says study  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A new study shows that two key factors can make freshly appointed CEOs more vulnerable and raise the odds they'll get fired. more
Why rats prefer company of the young and stressed  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Researchers have identified a neural pathway implicated in social interaction between adult and juvenile animals. more
Social determinant screening useful for families with pediatric sickle cell disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Individuals with sickle cell disease (SCD) face the burdens of chronic illness and often racial disparities, both of which may increase vulnerability to adverse social determinants... more
Black offenders more likely to be arrested than white offenders for same violent crime  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
Racial disparities at every level of the criminal justice system in America are well documented. Now, a new study by... more
Study provides insight into feasibility of improving quality of care for SCD patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Individuals with sickle cell disease (SCD) face the burdens of chronic illness and often racial disparities, both of which may increase vulnerability... more
Addressing social needs in health care delivery can help achieve better health outcomes  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Addressing social needs as a part of health care delivery can help achieve better health outcomes and potentially address major challenges in... more
Study: Children bullied by siblings and friends are more likely to harm themselves  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Depression, self-harm and suicidal ideation are more prominent in adults in their early twenties if they were bullied at home and at... more
How bats relocate in response to tree loss  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Identifying how groups of animals select where to live is important for understanding social dynamics and for management and conservation. In a recent study, researchers examined the movement of a maternity colony... more
How Outrage Is Hijacking Our Culture And Our Minds  NPR · 1 week
It can feel impossible to escape outrage nowadays. Anger is present across our screens — from TV news to social media. New social science research asks: What's the effect of... more
How bats relocate in response to tree loss  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Identifying how groups of animals select where to live is important for understanding social dynamics and for management and conservation. In a recent Journal of Wildlife Management study, researchers examined the movement... more
Social hardship may hamper children's language skills  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Children from disadvantaged backgrounds are three times more likely to develop difficulties with language than those from more affluent areas, research suggests. more
Research identifies factors influencing how religious identity interacts with workplace  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Religious beliefs can affect how employees do their jobs. But religious identity in the workplace is often neglected in human resources theory and practice, making it a diversity... more
Children's language skills may be harmed by social hardship  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Children from disadvantaged backgrounds are three times more likely to develop difficulties with language than those from more affluent areas, research suggests. more
People eat more when dining with friends and family  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
People eat more with friends and family than when dining alone -- a possible throwback to our early ancestors' approach to survival, according to a new study. This phenomenon is... more
Research provides promising new lead for schizophrenia treatment  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Schizophrenia is a severe mental health condition that causes significant disability, and affects 1 in 100 people. Patients with schizophrenia commonly experience negative symptoms, which include lack of motivation, social isolation and... more
People eat more with friends and family than when dining alone, finds study  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
People eat more with friends and family than when dining alone - a possible throwback to our early ancestors' approach to survival,... more
Chronic inflammation of the placenta linked to African-American preterm births  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
African-American infants are twice as likely to die in the first year of life than white infants, for reasons that are complex and not well understood. Results from... more
Transgender people have difficult time in finding a health care setting  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Transgender people who are also racial and ethnic minorities have a difficult time finding a health care setting where all aspects of their identity are welcome,... more
New ideal housewife image being created by social media influencers and bloggers  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The new generation of successful female bloggers and influencers on social media are changing the identity of the stereotypical "ideal" housewife. This is according... more
Darker Male Giraffes are Less Social than Their Lighter-Colored Counterparts, Study Reveals  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
A new University of Queensland-led study has revealed that the color of spots in male giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis) more strongly relates to their patterns... more
Full-body interaction videogames promote social interaction in children with ASD  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Narcís Parés, a member of the Cognitive Media Technologies research group of the Department of Information and Communication Technologies at UPF, is working on a research line known... more
Aristocratic family trees became scientific model  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Before the French Revolution, family trees were reserved for the feudal upper classes, who used them to consolidate their social status. While feudalism broke down and family trees lost their old roles, the trees gained new... more
Two thirds of academics think that training on collaboration will benefit their career  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A survey of over 600 senior academics, mid-tier researchers and postgraduate students in the physical, natural and social sciences has revealed that... more
Study: Most-watched television shows oversimplify, stereotype issues of homelessness  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
As the fall television season kicks into high gear, some of our favorite shows aren't doing a good job depicting issues of homelessness and housing insecurity, according to new research... more
Does being a 'superwoman' protect African American women's health?  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new study explores whether different facets of being a strong black woman, which researchers sometimes refer to as 'superwoman schema,' ultimately protect women from the negative health impacts of... more
Early life racial discrimination linked to depression, accelerated aging  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Early life stress from racial discrimination puts African Americans at greater risk for accelerated aging, a marker for premature development of serious health problems and perhaps a shorter life expectancy,... more
Peer pressure at school influencing teen vape use  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Vaping or e-cigarette use has been linked to the emergence of a severe lung disease that has affected more than 800 people across the United States, with 12 reported deaths. The largest... more
African American women contend with superwoman persona to cope with racial discrimination  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Black women in America often feel pressured to act like Superwoman to cope with the stress of race- and gender-based discrimination in their daily... more
Early life racial discrimination may increase risk for depression, accelerated aging  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Early life stress from racial discrimination puts African Americans at greater risk for accelerated aging, a marker for premature development of serious health problems and perhaps... more
Psychology of attraction to religious deities and super-heroes  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new psychological study has addressed centuries-old questions about how and why supernatural beings are worshipped. more
Study identifies psychology of attraction to religious deities and superheroes  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A new psychological study published by University of Otago researchers has addressed centuries-old questions about how and why supernatural beings are worshiped. more
Safe mercury levels in Kotzebue Sound fish  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A new analysis of Kotzebue Sound fish has found that mercury levels in a variety of its subsistence species are safe for unrestricted consumption. The study tested 297 subsistence-caught fish. The average mercury levels... more
Aristocratic family trees became scientific model  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Before the French Revolution, family trees were reserved for the feudal upper classes, who used them to consolidate their social status. While feudalism broke down and family trees lost their old roles, the trees gained new... more
Study evaluates differences in protein intake and health indicators among racial/ethnic older adults  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
As the population of older adults in the United States continues to grow and becomes more diverse, health concerns increase in parallel. more
UC research finds racial differences among pregnant women on dialysis  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Pregnancy is not common in women on dialysis due to impaired fertility. New research from the University of Cincinnati finds that among patients with certain kidney disease there... more
Privacy concerns slow Facebook studies, and how human fertility depends on chromosome counts  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
On this week’s show, senior news correspondent Jeffrey Mervis talks with host Sarah Crespi about a stalled Facebook plan to release user... more
The dark giraffe, the new dark horse  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Darker male giraffes have been found to be more solitary and less social than their lighter-colored counterparts, according to new research. A long-term study revealed that the color of male giraffes' spots more strongly... more
280-character limit makes Twitter more civil  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
You've probably heard it said before: Twitter is a cesspool. A platform once populated with harmless messages about one's favorite TV shows or happenings about town, Twitter so often devolves into a hotbed of harassment, bullying,... more
The dark giraffe, the new dark horse  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Darker male giraffes have been found to be more solitary and less social than their lighter-colored counterparts, according to new research from The University of Queensland. more
Researchers uncover how letter patterns color perceptions of truth  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
People today constantly encounter claims such as "Advil kills pain," "coffee prevents depression," or "Hilary promises amnesty" as brands, news outlets and social media sites vie for our attention--yet few... more
Bats use private and social information as they hunt  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
In the arms race between predators and prey, each evolves more and more sophisticated ways of catching or escaping from the other. Rachel Page, staff scientist at the Smithsonian Tropical... more
Impostor syndrome is more common than you think; Study finds best way to cope with it  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A new study from researchers reveals that perceptions of impostorism are quite common both in the... more
Study finds rise in racial/ethnic mortality disparities across age groups  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Years of progress towards reducing disparities in racial/ethnic group mortality rates in the United States came to a halt between 2009 and 2012, according to a new study... more
Uncovering hidden intelligence of collectives  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Scientists discover that information processing in animal groups occurs not only in the brains of animals but also in their social network. more
New study on sharing shows social norms play a role in decision making  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A child's desire to share becomes influenced by social norms around the age of 8, new research has revealed. The extensive study... more
New study on sharing shows social norms play a role in decision making  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A child's desire to share becomes influenced by social norms around the age of eight, new research has revealed. more
New evidence shows that school poverty shapes racial achievement gaps  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Fifty years ago, communities across America began efforts to make school districts more racially integrated, believing it would ease racial disparities in students' educational opportunities. But new evidence... more
Fractal patterns in growing bacterial colonies  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
As many people will remember from school science classes, bacteria growing on solid surfaces form colonies that can be easily visible to the naked eye. Each of these is a complex biological system in its own... more
Social scientist questions methodology of climate services technology firms  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Jesse Keenan, a social scientist at Harvard University, who also specializes in climate risk and adaptation strategies, is publicly calling out climate services technology (CST) firms for their questionable methodologies.... more
Just how much of the Amazon is burning?  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
You've seen it all over the news: Fires in the Amazon and throughout South America have been raging for weeks, sparking dire predictions about climate change, criticism of the Brazilian government over... more
Why do men have nipples?  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Women's nipples have long been a source of fascination and controversy, from celebrity gossip stories of wardrobe malfunctions and "nip slips" to feminist movements for gender equality. Nipples even became a fashion accessory. more
Religious hospitals fail to comply with abortion and family planning training  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Nearly half of all Catholic and other religious hospitals fail to comply with required abortion and family planning training for obstetrics and gynecology residents, putting women... more
How people with psychopathic traits control their 'dark impulses'  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
How do people with psychopathic traits control their 'dark impulses?' A team of researchers are finding answers in levels of gray matter density in the ventrolateral prefrontal cortex, a region... more
Europeans trust the state and its institutions, but not politicians  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The BBVA Foundation has presented the first module of its European Values Survey 2019, examining a broad set of values and attitudes held by the adult population of... more
Pathological power: The danger of governments led by narcissists and psychopaths  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
After spending his early life suffering under the Nazis and then Stalin, the Polish psychologist Andrew Lobaczewski devoted his career to studying the relationship between psychological... more
Engineers using soundwaves to search through big data with more stability and ease  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Human beings create a lot of data in the digital age—whether it's through everyday items like social media posts, emails and Google... more
Spending on transitional housing for youth in foster care can help prevent homelessness, incarceration  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
State spending on transitional housing supports for youth "aging out" of foster care can make a big difference in preventing... more
New study assesses the prevalence of screening for social needs  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A new study from The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, published this week in JAMA Network Open, finds that most U.S. physician practices and hospitals... more
Prevalence of screening for social needs  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
A new study finds that most US physician practices and hospitals report screening patients for at least one social need, a trend that is expected to increase in the future, and that practices that care for... more
Developmental psychology: One good turn deserves another  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Five-year-olds enforce reciprocal behavior in social interactions. A study shows that children come to recognize reciprocity as a norm between the ages of 3 and 5. more
Study examines racial disparities in survival outcomes of pediatric patients with Hodgkin lymphoma  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
In what is believed to be the largest dataset study to date examining the role of race on survival outcome for pediatric... more
Emphasizing social play in kindergarten improves academics, reduces teacher burnout  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Emphasizing more play, hands-on learning, and students helping one another in kindergarten improves academic outcomes, self-control and attention regulation, finds new UBC research. more
Scientific Meeting » Webinar: Insights from Social Psychology and Neuroscience on Bias  NIMH · 4 weeks
On September 18, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. EDT, the NIMH Office for Disparities Research and Workforce Diversity (ODWD) is hosting the second webinar in... more
Youth activism is on the rise around the globe, says author  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Greta and Malala get the headlines, but for every young leader pictured on a magazine cover, thousands more are working tirelessly for causes like climate justice,... more
Emphasizing social play in kindergarten improves academics, reduces teacher burnout  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Emphasizing more play, hands-on learning, and students helping one another in kindergarten improves academic outcomes, self-control and attention regulation, finds new UBC research. more
The happiest introverts may be extraverts  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
If you are an introvert, force yourself to be an extravert. You'll be happier. That's the suggestion of the first-ever study asking people to act like extraverts for a prolonged period. The benefits of extraversion have... more
Social isolation in adolescence disrupts brain development, mice study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Female mice housed alone during adolescence show atypical development of the prefrontal cortex and resort to habitual behavior in adulthood, according to new research published in eNeuro. more
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