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    Technology and Children: A Parent’s Survival Guide

    Technology has changed the way children develop and interact with others, and while it seems to change every day, many parents are forced to keep up or get left behind. Jessica Mirman, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology in the University of Alabama at Birmingham College of Arts and Sciences, says that, even though much of […]

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    More Veterans Have Enrolled in College with Post-9/11 G.I. Bill

    The Post-9/11 G.I. Bill, which covers educational costs for veterans beyond tuition, has boosted college enrollment rates among veterans by 3 percentage points compared with the earlier G.I. Bill, finds a new study by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. However, the increase in enrollment was much larger immediately after the bill’s […]

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    Low Medicaid Rates Limit Beneficiaries’ Access to Assisted Living Facilities, Quality Care

    More than 700,000 elderly and disabled Americans receive health care in residential care communities, such as assisted living facilities. As the population ages, this number will grow. A new study by RTI International found that low Medicaid payment rates for services in assisted living and similar settings discourage residential care providers from serving Medicaid beneficiaries, which […]

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    Netflix Drama “13 Reasons Why” Linked to Suicidal Thoughts

    Internet searches about suicide were higher than expected after the release of the immensely popular Netflix series “13 Reasons Why”. This is according to a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine and led by San Diego State University Graduate School of Public Health Associate Research Professor John W. Ayers. The researchers delved into Americans’ internet search history […]

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    Study Examines Tolerance of Political Lies

    Why do political figures appear to be able to get away with mild truth bending and sometimes even outrageous lies? A new study, from researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago and published online in Social Psychological and Personality Science, suggests people have more leniency for politicians’ lies when they bolster a shared belief that a […]

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    Why Facebook Is So Hard to Resist

    Why is social media such a hard habit to break? Because it makes us feel good, said Michigan State University’s Allison Eden, assistant professor in the Department of Communication. She and researchers from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands, conducted two studies of frequent and less frequent Facebook users. They found even brief […]

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    Yoga Effective at Reducing Symptoms of Depression

    People who suffer from depression may want to look to yoga as a complement to traditional therapies as the practice appears to lessen symptoms of the disorder, according to studies presented at the 125th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association. “Yoga has become increasingly popular in the West, and many new yoga practitioners cite […]

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    Older Adults with HIV: An Overlooked Population?

    When it comes to HIV prevention and treatment, there is a growing population that is being overlooked — older adults — and implicit ageism is partially responsible for this neglect, according to a presentation at the 125th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association. “The lack of perceived HIV risk in late adulthood among older […]

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