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Systematic approach crucial for person-centred care

6 weeks ago from Science Daily

Systematic efforts and a clear structure are decisive factors in the transition to person-centred health care. A new study reflects what is now a decade of experience and research in...

Twitter to label or remove tweets that try to undermine election

6 weeks ago from UPI

Twitter said Thursday that it will label or remove false or misleading information intended to undermine public confidence in the U.S. election or other civic processes.

CAMH's new campaign tackles discomfort of talking about suicide

6 weeks ago from CBC: Health

The goal of a new campaign from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health is to normalize talking about suicide both for the hospital as a research institution, but also among...

Binge-drinkers' brains have to work harder to feel empathy for others

6 weeks ago from Science Daily

New research shows that binge-drinkers' brains have to put more effort into trying to feel empathy for other people in pain.

DoD to start live fighter trials with AI pilots by 2024, Esper says

6 weeks ago from UPI

The Pentagon plans to conduct live trials pitting tactical aircraft controlled by artificial intelligence against human pilots, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said this week.

Escaped king cobra visits Netherlands gym

6 weeks ago from UPI

Employees at a gym in the Netherlands received a scare Thursday morning when an 8-foot king cobra showed up right outside the building.

Addicted to the sun? Research shows it's in your genes

6 weeks ago from Science Daily

Sun-seeking behavior is linked to genes involved in addiction, behavioral and personality traits and brain function, according to a study of more than 260,000 people.

Loss of a pet can potentially trigger mental health issues in children

6 weeks ago from Science Daily

The death of a family pet can trigger a sense of grief in children that is profound and prolonged, and can potentially lead to subsequent mental health issues.

Pew Research poll: Most low-income U.S. parents say children face tech obstacles

6 weeks ago from UPI

A majority of low-income parents face technology challenges to remote learning, a new Pew Research Center survey shows.

Senate Democrats block GOP coronavirus plan that lacked stimulus checks as hopes fade for relief deal

6 weeks ago from LA Times - Health

Another round of coronavirus stimulus checks for Americans and renewal of enhanced unemployment benefits appear to be a long-shot on Capitol Hill.

Weight stigma predicts emotional distress and binge eating during COVID-19

6 weeks ago from Science Daily

New research shows that young adults who experienced weight stigma before the pandemic have higher levels of depressive symptoms, stress, eating as a coping strategy, and are more likely to...

Structural basis of transcription-translation coupling

6 weeks ago from Science NOW

In bacteria, transcription and translation are coupled processes in which the movement of RNA polymerase (RNAP)–synthesizing messenger RNA (mRNA) is coordinated with the movement of the first ribosome-translating mRNA. Coupling...

Emotion vocabulary reflects state of well-being

6 weeks ago from Science Daily

The vast way in which you describe your emotions can reveal your lived experience and wellness status.

Treasury sanctions Ukrainian lawmaker, 3 others over election interference

6 weeks ago from UPI

The U.S. Treasury on Thursday designated four people, including a pro-Russian Ukrainian who promoted false allegations against Joe Biden, for sanctions linked to attempted election interference.

Trevor Noah condemns Trump's move to downplay COVID-19: 'He's a con man'

6 weeks ago from LA Times - Health

"You didn't want to create a panic? So what did you want? For people to very calmly be dying in the streets?" Trevor Noah said of Trump minimizing COVID-19.

Improving The Use Of Social Media For Disaster Management

6 weeks ago from Science Blog

There has been a significant increase in the use of social media to share updates, seek help and report emergencies during a disaster. Algorithms keeping track of social media posts...

How deaf and hearing people watch sign language

6 weeks ago from Science Daily

A recent study has shown that readers' eye gaze behaviors are strong indicators of words that are unexpected, new, or difficult to understand. The study explores the unknown qualities of...

Hoarding and herding during the COVID-19 pandemic

6 weeks ago from Science Daily

Understanding the psychology behind economic decision-making, and how and why a pandemic might trigger responses such as hoarding, is the focus of a new paper.

COVID-19 study links strict social distancing to much lower chance of infection

6 weeks ago from Science Daily

Using public transportation, visiting a place of worship, or otherwise traveling from the home is associated with a significantly higher likelihood of testing positive with the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, while practicing...

Children will wait to impress others -- another twist on the classic marshmallow test

6 weeks ago from Science Daily

When it comes to self-control, young children are better able to resist temptation and wait for greater rewards if they take into consideration the opinions of others.

As collegiate esports become more professional, women are being left out

6 weeks ago from Science Daily

A new study finds the rapidly growing field of collegiate esports is effectively becoming a two-tiered system, with club-level programs that are often supportive of gender diversity being clearly distinct...

Watch: Woman eats 10 jelly doughnuts in 3 minutes for Guinness record

6 weeks ago from UPI

A British speed-eater achieved a Guinness World Record when she ate 10 jelly doughnuts in 3 minutes.

Tom Hanks to resume filming Baz Luhrmann's 'Elvis'

6 weeks ago from UPI

"Elvis," starring Austin Butler and Tom Hanks, will restart production in Australia, six months after Hanks tested positive for COVID-19.

Ukraine religious leader Patriarch Filaret, who said COVID-19 was gay 'punishment,' tests positive

6 weeks ago from UPI

A prominent Ukrainian religious leader, who said earlier this year COVID-19 was "God's punishment" for same-sex marriage, has tested positive for the virus.

New perception metric balances reaction time, accuracy

6 weeks ago from Science Daily

Researchers have developed a new metric for evaluating how well self-driving cars respond to changing road conditions and traffic, making it possible for the first time to compare perception systems...

Making dog food more delectable by analyzing aromas

6 weeks ago from Science Daily

Dogs aren't known for being picky about their food, eating the same kibble day after day with relish. However, owners of pampered pooches want their pets to have the best...

Documenting the lives of Black Americans in the age of COVID

6 weeks ago from Harvard Science

Tracie Jones turned to a librarian friend, Sarah DeMott, for help documenting the experience of Black Americans in the age of COVID-19. A few Zoom sessions and emails later, Jones and DeMott created...

Ronald 'Khalis' Bell, Kool & the Gang co-founder, dead at 68

6 weeks ago from UPI

Ronald "Khalis" Bell, the co-founder of jazz, soul and funk band Kool & the Gang, has died at the age of 68.