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Heart health at risk for Latinas over worries about deportation

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A recent study has found that worry about deportations was associated with multiple cardiovascular health risk factors in Latinas from California's Salinas Valley, an area with a large immigrant community.

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Grocery store program improves farmers' adoption of environmental practices

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In one of the first analyses of a company-led sustainability program in the food and agriculture space, researchers found a major grocery chain fostered increased adoption of environmental practices at the farm level.

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Jeans made with child labor? People choose willful ignorance

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Many consumers have found a way to cope with the knowledge that products they like have been made unethically: They simply forget they ever knew it.

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Sun, wind, and power trading

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The use of renewables like the sun and wind can cause fluctuations in power grids. But what impact do these fluctuations have on security of supply? To answer this question, scientists analyzed different types of fluctuations in several power grids in Europe, Japan, and the USA -- and came to surprising conclusions.

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Let's make a deal: Could AI compromise better than humans?

Added: 19.01.2018 11:35 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Researchers developed an algorithm that teaches machines not just to win games, but to cooperate and compromise -- and sometimes do a little trash-talking too.

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US childhood mortality rates have lagged behind other wealthy nations for the past 50 years

Added: 18.01.2018 21:43 | 0 views | 0 comments

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In a new study of childhood mortality rates between 1961 and 2010 in the United States and 19 economically similar countries, researchers report that while there's been overall improvement among all the countries, the U.S. has been slowest to improve. Infants in the U.S. were 76 percent more likely to die.

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Growing opioid epidemic forcing more children into foster care

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The opioid crisis is causing serious consequences across the country. One of the biggest, illicit opioid abusers are neglecting their children, resulting in more kids being removed from their homes. A new study finds a direct correlation between the epidemic and growing number of children placed in foster care.

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Recreational marijuana legalization: Do more youth use or do youth use more?

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Recent results indicate that the effects of recreational marijuana legalization on Oregon teens' use depends on whether the teens were already using marijuana when legal sales began.

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Higher stress among minority and low-income populations can lead to health disparities, says report

Added: 18.01.2018 21:43 | 0 views | 0 comments

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People with low incomes and racial/ethnic minority populations experience greater levels of stress than their more affluent, white counterparts, which can lead to significant disparities in both mental and physical health that ultimately affect life expectancy, according to a new report.

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College branding makes beer more salient to underage students

Added: 18.01.2018 14:26 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Major beer companies have rolled out marketing campaigns and products -- such as 'fan cans,' store displays, and billboard ads -- that pair beer with university colors, mascots, and logos. Research shows that such campaigns may enhance the motivational significance of marketed beer brands, especially for students who identify strongly with their university. The researchers conclude that this effect could potentially increase underage students' alcohol consumption.

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Reimbursing ranchers for livestock killed by predators supports conservation efforts

Added: 18.01.2018 10:44 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Alberta's predator compensation program offsets costs of conserving wildlife habitat on private lands in the province.

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Aid for oceans and fisheries in developing world drops by 30 percent

Added: 17.01.2018 16:40 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Financial aid to fisheries in developing countries has declined by 30 percent, finds a new study. Projects focusing on climate issues in fisheries had a 77 percent decline over the five years studied.

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Black children face higher risk of death post surgery, study finds

Added: 17.01.2018 15:29 | 0 views | 0 comments

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A recent study has found that black children are more than twice as likely to die following surgery than white children and describes race-specific models to predict surgical outcomes.

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Miles Davis is not Mozart: The brains of jazz and classical pianists work differently

Added: 17.01.2018 15:29 | 0 views | 0 comments

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A musician's brain is different to that of a non-musician. Making music requires an interplay of abilities which are also reflected in more developed brain structures. Scientists have discovered that these capabilities are embedded in a much more finely tuned way than assumed: The brain activity of jazz pianists differs from those of classical pianists, even when playing the same piece of music.

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Minority trainees are up, but not minority faculty

Added: 17.01.2018 14:44 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Despite increasing numbers of underrepresented minority (URM) trainees in the biomedical sciences, there is a persistent shortage of URM faculty who are involved in basic biomedical research at medical schools. Investigators examined the entire training pathway of potential faculty candidates to identify points of greatest loss of URM trainees. Two key points of loss: during undergraduate education and in transition from postdoctoral fellowship to tenure-track faculty.

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Some nursing homes gaming the system to improve their Medicare star ratings

Added: 17.01.2018 12:44 | 0 views | 0 comments

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A new study of nursing homes in California, the nation's largest system found that some nursing homes inflate their self-assessment reporting to improve their score in the Five-Star Quality Rating System employed by Medicare to help consumers.

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Wealth may drive preference for short-term relationships

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According to new research by psychologists, resource-rich environments may cause people to favor short-term relationships.

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California sea lion population rebounded to new highs

Added: 17.01.2018 11:50 | 0 views | 0 comments

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California sea lions have fully rebounded under the protection of the Marine Mammal Protection Act, with their population on the West Coast reaching carrying capacity in 2008 before unusually warm ocean conditions reduced their numbers, according to the first comprehensive population assessment of the species.

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Accelerating progress to reduce alcohol-impaired driving fatalities

Added: 17.01.2018 11:49 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Despite progress in recent decades, more than 10,000 alcohol-impaired driving fatalities occur each year in the US. To address this persistent problem, stakeholders -- from transportation systems to alcohol retailers to law enforcement -- should work together to implement policies and systems to eliminate these preventable deaths, says a new report.

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Will there be enough public health workers when baby boomers retire?

Added: 17.01.2018 10:39 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Researchers estimate that over one quarter of the governmental public health workforce will disappear. They further project that while enough students graduate each year to replace retirees and others who voluntarily quit, they question whether the public health sector can compete with the private sector to hire qualified candidates.

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