Politics News

Both Liberals and Conservatives Show Science Bias

February 22nd, 2015
Both conservatives and liberals tend to show bias against science that doesn’t align with their political views, say researchers from Ohio State University. In a new study, they found that individuals from both parties expressed less trust in science when presented with ...

Use Annual Wellness Exams to Detect Cognitive Impairment

February 9th, 2015
A new report from The Gerontological Society provides guidance to physicians when they perform annual wellness visits (AWV) on Medicare beneficiaries. A significant benefit of the 2010 Affordable Care Act has been the elimination of copays and deductibles when Medicare beneficiaries receive an ...

How Do Motives Affect Cooperation?

February 8th, 2015
How can you tell what motivates someone to cooperate? It’s a question many have wrestled with for years, including researchers at Harvard University, who developed “the envelope game.” The game is designed to help researchers understand why cooperation evolved, as well as why people ...

Tweeting About Sexism May Improve a Woman’s Well-Being

January 31st, 2015
Tweeting about sexism can improve a woman's well-being as it has the potential to let them express themselves in ways that feel empowering, according to a new study. "We know women can be badly affected by experiences of sexism and that responding publicly ...

New Study Shows Men to Blame for Political Gridlock

January 31st, 2015
A new study suggests that political gridlock -- like that which led to the 2013 federal government shutdown -- can largely be blamed on men, who researchers found are less likely to compromise. "One implication is that female legislators might talk about politics and ...

Teen Body Image Perceptions Influence Adult Body Type

January 29th, 2015
New research discovers that teens who mistakenly perceive themselves as overweight are at greater risk of obesity as adults. The finding confirms the belief that an inappropriate body image can lead to a variety of issues during adolescence and adulthood. “Our research shows that ...

Teen ‘Pharming’ Is a Rising Concern

January 28th, 2015
A new review suggests new initiatives are needed to address the rise of “pharming,” or recreational use and abuse of prescription drugs, among teenagers. Teens often believe the drugs are harmless with the abuse of prescription medications now the second-most commonly abused drug ...

Economic Benefits from Team Hospital Care for Violence

January 28th, 2015
A new model of clinical care incorporates a team-based public health approach to care for and manage violent injuries. The innovative strategy which empowers health care professionals to prevent violent events, not just treat them, is used in more than 25 hospitals across ...

Fear of Terrorism May Lead to Job Burnout

January 11th, 2015
A new study has found a link between the fear of terrorism and an increased incidence of job burnout over time. The study, led by Dr. Sharon Toker of Tel Aviv University’s Faculty of Management, examines how the fear of terrorism can lead ...

Taxes Can Reduce Binge Drinking

January 6th, 2015
New research discovers that higher alcohol taxes are an effective method to protect against binge drinking. A decline in episodes of binge drinking is linked to less alcohol-related deaths as well as a significant economic gain. Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) ...