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A 'Nudge' Reduces Doctors' Unnecessary Antibiotic Prescription, Study Finds

Behavioral interventions that appealed to doctors' competitive spirits and desire to strengthen their reputations motivated them to significantly reduce unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions, a new study shows.

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New Certifications in Healthcare Simulation Recognized at the International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH)

The Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) recognized nearly 300 newly certified professionals last month at the International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH).

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Paper: Homeownership a 'Dream Deferred' for Millennial Generation

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For previous generations of Americans, homeownership was seen as one of the final rites of passage into adulthood and financial independence.

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Working with Local Law Enforcement to Share Data

Datacasting project is part of the ongoing efforts to ensure first responders have the tools, technologies, and knowledge they need to save lives and protect property while staying safe.

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High School Students Explore Beginning Architecture – and Perhaps a Career

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High school students take the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Architecture 100 course – free and online – to help inspire their interest in the field.

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It Doesn't 'Get Better' for Some Bullied LGBT Youths

The first study to examine the severity of LGBT bullying and its impact on mental health over time found that the majority of LGBT teens are seeing a decline in bullying but about a third are still being severely victimized. This harassment and assault is leading to lasting mental health problems including depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Behind the Levees

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Flood risk can be higher with levees than without them.

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University of Washington Biology Professor Is a Finalist for Top Conservation Prize

P. Dee Boersma, a University of Washington professor of biology and Wadsworth Endowed Chair in Conservation Science, is one of six finalists for the prestigious Indianapolis Prize for conservation. Boersma is the first UW faculty member nominated for this prize — the highest honor for animal conservationists.

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Penn Medicine “Brain Road Maps” Reflect Behavior Differences Between Males and Females

Differences in the neural wiring across development of men and women across ages, matched behavioral differences commonly associated with each of the sexes, according to an imaging-based study from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania published February 1 in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B.

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New Guideline for Treatment of Prolonged Seizures in Children and Adults

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Status epilepticus - continuous or rapid sequential seizure activity for 30 minutes or more - is a medical emergency with a high mortality rate in both children and adults. Prompt and effective treatment is key; therefore the American Epilepsy Society (AES) has released a new guideline to help physicians, hospitals, and health systems treat patients effectively.

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UW-Milwaukee Project Brings Students Together with Those with Memory Loss to Create Stories

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University students and residents of senior housing come together in an award-winning project that encourages storytelling collaborations.

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Absorbing Acoustics with Soundless Spirals

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Researchers at the French National Centre for Scientific Research, CNRS, and the University of Lorraine have recently developed a design for a coiled-up acoustic metasurface which can achieve total acoustic absorption in very low-frequency ranges.

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Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Commends President Obama's Request to Congress: Increase Funding to Food and Nutrition Programming and Research

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics commends President Obama’s budget request to Congress, which prioritizes food, nutrition programming and research.

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Cutting Prison Sentences Could Reduce Spread of HIV, Study Suggests

Reducing incarceration can reduce the number of sexual partners men and women have.

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Preschoolers Need More Play and Fewer Scripted Lessons, Says Early Childhood Educator Erika Christakis

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In her just-released book, “The Importance of Being Little: What Preschoolers Really Need from Grownups” (Viking), noted early childhood educator and Silliman College associate master Erika Christakis argues that most of today’s youngest schoolchildren are spending their critical early-learning years in environments that ignore or misunderstand their needs.

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Cockroach Inspires Robot That Squeezes Through Cracks

Creepy bugs can run quickly even when flattened to one-half height.

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Quantum Potential – Where Light and Matter Co-Exist

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Plasmons, quasiparticles arising from the collective motion of electrons on the surface of a metal, can strongly modify the behavior of nearby light, and could be instrumental in building some of the key components of a quantum circuit. But far more must be learned about their effects to develop them as a material.

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Celebrating Canada’s TRIUMF-ant Tradition of Accelerating Discovery

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada – TRIUMF is celebrating four decades of discovery enabled by the world’s largest cyclotron – a particle accelerator driving cutting-edge science with tangible impacts on our daily lives. Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan joined TRIUMF’s anniversary celebration and highlighted how the national laboratory continues to advance world-class science and engineering for the benefit of Canada.

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Slime Can See

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Scientists discover that slime-forming bacteria act as optical objects.

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Social Hormone Promotes Cooperation in Risky Situations

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A hormone implicated in monogamy and aggression in animals also promotes trust and cooperation in humans in risky situations, Caltech researchers say.