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Health - Social Sciences - 15.09.2021
Care experienced children have poorer health outcomes
Care experienced children in Scotland have poorer health and higher average rates of mortality when compared to children in the general population, according to a new study. The study - led by the University of Glasgow and published in BMJ Open - also showed substantial differences in health outcomes and health service use between care experienced children and children in the general population.

Social Sciences - Criminology / Forensics - 15.09.2021
New Study to Look at South Asian Women’s Experiences of Domestic Abuse and Viable Pathways to Justice
Researchers based at the University of Glasgow have launched a new study which will look at how South Asian women in Scotland get help for domestic abuse, and their experiences of the criminal justice system. The study will fill a vital gap in our understanding of how race, culture, social, education and community factors play into victim/survivors' decision-making on which services to access and when, as well as their perceptions of justice, and the justice system.

Social Sciences - 14.09.2021
Study examines teens' thoughts, plans around suicide
Study examines teens’ thoughts, plans around suicide
A study of close to 7,500 high school students across the country who reported experiencing different suicidal behaviors finds that more than one-third of them have attempted suicide. The research, by the University of Washington and New York University, explored gender, racial and ethnic differences among those who think about and/or attempt suicide, as well as associated behavioral and environmental factors.

Health - Social Sciences - 09.09.2021
Stigma of COVID diagnosis measured in study
Stigma and discrimination linked to a positive COVID-19 diagnosis are the subjects of research being conducted by a multidisciplinary University of Queensland team. Health justice specialist Dr Claire Brolan of UQ's School of Public Health and the Centre for Policy Futures will lead the topical investigation, which has close-to-home relevance for the university community.

Social Sciences - 09.09.2021
Apple test tells us if we’re sweet or sour 
Could a few bad apple choices tell us if we're all rotten?   Apparently so.     A new international study that asks participants to choose apples has helped researchers figure out which nations are the kindest.   In the study, more than 60 researchers examined the "social mindfulness" of more than 8,300 participants from 31 industrialised countries and regions.   The ranking order saw Japan, Austria, Mexico at the top and India, Turkey and Indonesia last. Australia came in 14th.

Social Sciences - Health - 07.09.2021
Social isolation can be deadly for older adults
Socially isolated older adults who enter intensive care units (ICUs) are more likely to die and are at increased risk of disability after discharge compared with those who are more connected to family and friends, a new Yale University study shows. The study, published Sept.

Computer Science - Social Sciences - 06.09.2021
Using video for the early detection of autism
Using video for the early detection of autism
Using artificial intelligence, a team from the UNIGE has developed a device for the early detection of autism spectrum disorder in children. Individuals affected by autism spectrum disorder often present communication issues and difficulties in social interactions. Although very frequent, this disorder is challenging to diagnose before the age of five.

Health - Social Sciences - 03.09.2021
Young adults at highest risk of weight gain
Young adults aged 18 to 24 are at the highest risk of becoming overweight or developing obesity in the next decade of their life compared to adults in any other age group, and obesity prevention policies should target this group, finds a new study co-led by researchers at UCL. The study, published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology , found that being a young adult is a more important risk factor for weight gain than sex, ethnicity, geographic region, or socioeconomic area characteristics.

Health - Social Sciences - 02.09.2021
First findings from world’s largest study on long Covid in children
Up to one in seven (14%) children and young people who caught SARS-CoV-2 may have symptoms linked to the virus 15 weeks later, suggest preliminary findings from the world's largest study on long Covid in children, led by UCL and Public Health England researchers.

Pedagogy - Social Sciences - 20.08.2021
A parent’s genes can influence a child’s educational success, inherited or not
A child's educational success depends on the genes that they haven't inherited from their parents, as well as the genes they have, according to a new study led by UCL researchers. Funded by the Nuffield Foundation, the study confirms that genes a person inherits directly are most likely to contribute to their achievements in education.

Criminology / Forensics - Social Sciences - 20.08.2021
Body cams alone not enough to prevent police violence
Body cams alone not enough to prevent police violence
Experts are calling for broader police reforms after new analysis from The Australian National University (ANU) and the University of Waterloo in Canada raised serious questions about the effectiveness of body-worn cameras (BWCs) at preventing police wrongdoing.  The international team of experts analysed studies that captured the impact of BWCs on police violence around the world.

Social Sciences - 20.08.2021
Do you think you're exclusively straight?
Do you think you’re exclusively straight?
Scientific research has shown that sexuality exists on a spectrum. But how certain are people about where they fit on it? A new University of Sydney study suggests that people's reported sexual orientation can change after reading about the nature of sexual orientation. Published in peer-reviewed journal, Nature's Scientific Reports , the study found that a significant number of heterosexual people report being less exclusive in their sexual orientation as well as more willing to have same-sex experiences after reading one of two 1-page informational articles.

Social Sciences - 19.08.2021
Bullying: Kids not likely to defend random classmates
As elementary students anxiously return to school, they will become reacquainted with teachers, manage their class schedules and try not to forget their locker combination. But in-person interactions in school also mean some kids will be bullied-and whether they are defended or not is based on their social status, according to a new University of Michigan study.

Psychology - Social Sciences - 19.08.2021
Youth mental health during the pandemic better with more sleep, structure and time in nature
A daily routine, adequate sleep and limited screen time were associated with better mental health of young people during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study by researchers at Harvard University and the University of Washington. The study , published Aug. 11 in the journal PLOS ONE, surveyed more than 200 Seattle-area children and teens before the onset of the pandemic, during the initial lockdown phase in spring 2020, and six months later, when schools in the area were still operating remotely.

Health - Social Sciences - 18.08.2021
Long-term health issues of young unaccompanied migrants
The number of young migrants travelling alone is increasing globally and more needs to be done to protect them from the devastating long-term health impacts they could face, a new UCL-led study has found. The findings, published in  The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health , highlight the shortand long-term health challenges of unaccompanied minors (UAMs - those aged under 18 who are travelling without a parent or legal guardian), who often go under the radar.

Politics - Social Sciences - 17.08.2021
Europe-wide political divide emerging between cities and countryside - study
Europe-wide political divide emerging between cities and countryside - study
"Geography of disillusion" poses a major challenge for democratic countries across the continent, according to researchers. As disenchantment rises in European hinterlands, democratic politics risks being eroded from within Davide Luca A new study reveals the extent of the political divide opening up between city and countryside right across Europe, with research suggesting that political polarisation in the 21st century may have a lot to do with place and location.

Social Sciences - Life Sciences - 17.08.2021
Building bonds between males leads to more offspring for chimpanzees
Building bonds between males leads to more offspring for chimpanzees
Study shows building bonds between males leads to more offspring for chimpanzees If you're a male chimp looking for love-or offspring-it pays to make friends with other males. A study led by the University of Michigan, in collaboration with Arizona State and Duke universities, examined why male chimpanzees form close relationships with each other, and found that male chimpanzees that build strong bonds with the alpha male of the group, or with a large network of other males, are more successful at siring offspring.

Social Sciences - Environment - 16.08.2021
How to keep kids connected to nature as they grow
1 in 2 primary-aged kids have strong connections to nature, but this drops off in teenage years. Here's how to reverse the trend. Parents and researchers have  long   suspected  city kids are disconnecting from nature due to technological distractions, indoor lifestyles and increased urban density. Limited access to nature during COVID-19 lockdowns has  heightened  such fears.

Social Sciences - Health - 13.08.2021
Efforts to wipe-out childhood anaemia fall short
An international study has found a global target to eradicate childhood anaemia by 2030 will fail, presenting a major public health challenge. PhD candidate Md. Mehedi Hasan from The University of Queensland's Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) said although the results showed a considerable reduction in childhood anaemia from 2000 to 2018, it would not be enough to eliminate the condition.

Social Sciences - Computer Science - 13.08.2021
'Likes' and 'shares' teach people to express more outrage online
’Likes’ and ’shares’ teach people to express more outrage online
Social media platforms like Twitter amplify expressions of moral outrage over time because users learn such language gets rewarded with an increased number of "likes" and "shares," a new Yale University study shows. And these rewards had the greatest influence on users connected with politically moderate networks.