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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 ...

In High Places, Some Narcissism May Be OK

November 8th, 2013
In High Places, Some Narcissism May Be OKA new academic analysis suggests some narcissistic traits may be appropriate to nurture and develop -- especially if you wish to become president of the United States. Emory ...

YouTube: Engine of Social Change?

October 30th, 2013
YouTube: Engine of Social Change?Is social media the new voice for social change? A new study suggests that YouTube videos provide a popular and flexible venue to promote online activism. Researchers analyzed the manner by ...

Far Right, Far Left Both Believe Their Views are Superior

October 8th, 2013
Far Right, Far Left Both Believe Their Views are SuperiorGiven the government shutdown and the impending threat of default, a new study that finds people with extreme views feel most superior about their beliefs ...