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Article ID: 695071

Study Finds Black Americans Face Education, Income Barriers to Healthy Behaviors

University of Iowa

A new University of Iowa–led study reports educational opportunities and higher incomes may be key to closing the health gap between most black and white Americans. Researchers say socioeconomic factors, mainly wealth and education, influenced the differences in health behaviors between the groups more than other variables.

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24-May-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694996

Distinguished Global Health Leader Joins the George Washington University

George Washington University

The Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken Institute SPH) at the George Washington University today announced that Adnan A. Hyder, MD, MPH, PhD, will join the school on August 15 as the Senior Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Global Health.

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Article ID: 694987

Active Shooter Detection Systems Could Lock Down Schools, Alert Emergency Responders in Seconds

Intrusion Technologies

Designed by former law enforcement and fire department personnel, active shooter detection and mitigation systems can automatically detect gunshots, aggressive speech, breaking glass, and other violent actions.

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24-May-2018 9:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 695017

Lack of Paid Sick Leave Increases Poverty

Florida Atlantic University

A new study has quantified, for the first time, the relationship between lack of paid sick leave and poverty in the U.S. The data indicates that, even when controlling for education, race, sex, marital status and employment, working adults without paid sick leave are three times more likely to have incomes below the poverty line. People without paid sick leave benefits also are more likely to experience food insecurity and require welfare services.

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24-May-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694886

Why We Won't Get to Mars Without Teamwork

American Psychological Association (APA)

If humanity hopes to make it to Mars anytime soon, we need to understand not just technology, but the psychological dynamic of a small group of astronauts trapped in a confined space for months with no escape, according to a paper published in American Psychologist, the flagship journal of the American Psychological Association.

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21-May-2018 2:45 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695060

Professors Available on NFL’s New National Anthem Policy

Northwestern University

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23-May-2018 5:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695056

Department of Urban Planning at UW-Milwaukee Elects New Chair, Lingqian (Ivy) Hu

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Faculty in the School of Architecture & Urban Planning at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee have elected Lingqian (Ivy) Hu to serve as chair of school’s internationally recognized department of urban planning.

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23-May-2018 4:55 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695036

Expert on Sports and Political Activism Available to Comment on NFL National Anthem Rule Change

Ithaca College

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23-May-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695028

New Book Focuses on Impact of Online Content Moderators

Cornell University

In his new book, “Custodians of the Internet: Platforms, Content Moderation, and the Hidden Decisions that Shape Social Media,” Tarleton Gillespie investigates how social media platforms police what we post online, and the large societal impact of these decisions.

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23-May-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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