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Study Finds Executions Do Little to Heal Victims’ Families

January 26th, 2014
Study Finds Executions Do Little to Heal Victims' FamiliesA new study suggests that the primary reason people say they support the death penalty is based on an incorrect assumption -- that the death of ...

Americans Tend to Blame Themselves for Obesity

January 23rd, 2014
Americans Tend to Blame Themselves for ObesityAmerican policymakers have targeted the fast food industry as a leading influence on the obesity epidemic. A new study, however, discovers Americans actually blame themselves for the problem, providing an ...

For Gay Youth, Social Change Adds Value to Support Campaign

January 20th, 2014
For Gay Youth, Social Change Adds Value to Support CampaignAnalyzing YouTube video messages from the "It Gets Better" campaign aimed at gay youth, researchers found this group was most comforted by messages that not ...

Bias Found In Aggressive Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease

January 6th, 2014
Bias Found In Aggressive Treatment of Parkinson's DiseaseA new report suggests female, black and Asian patients with Parkinson’s disease are less likely to receive deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery. DBS is a proven intervention to ...

Do E-cigarettes Tempt Kids to Smoke?

December 19th, 2013
Do E-cigarettes Tempt Kids to Smoke? A new national opinion poll finds that parents are not keen on the concept of e-cigarettes as many worry that the devices will lead to use of tobacco and ...

Mass Murder: Price We Pay for Personal Freedoms?

December 19th, 2013
Mass Murder: Price We Pay for Personal Freedoms?With the one-year anniversary of the Newtown, Conn., school shooting behind us, a new study looks for answers to help prevent similar occurrences throughout the U.S. Such mass shootings has led ...

Pre-Hire Peek at Social Networks, Facebook May Backfire

December 18th, 2013
Pre-Hire Peek at Social Networks, Facebook May Backfire The growth of social networks has spawned a new business practice whereby prospective employers often review an individual’s Facebook page, or other personal social media content, as ...

Military Contractors Face High Rates of Mental Illness

December 13th, 2013
Military Contractors Face High Rates of Mental Illness A new study discovers private contractors who worked in Iraq, Afghanistan or other conflict environments over the past two years have higher rates of mental issues than ...

Poor Face Higher, ‘Toxic’ Levels of Stress

December 3rd, 2013
Poor Face Higher, 'Toxic' Levels of StressA comprehensive multistate review finds that the poor face chronic stress from a variety of sources. The stress ranges from concerns regarding parenting to discrimination -- and disproportionately ...

Data Mining Social Media for Marketing Insights

December 2nd, 2013
Data Mining Social Media for Marketing Insights A new study suggests that the innocent, serious and sometimes caustic remarks you happen to make on a social media site will soon be scrutinized to inform ...
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