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Calling Medicare ‘socialized medicine’ is a well-worn scare tactic

Calling Medicare ‘socialized medicine’ is a well-worn scare tactic

October 16, 2019

Conservatives have scared Americans into supporting higher health care costs, while shying away from expanding access, writes associate professor of history Michal Raz in a Washington Post op-ed.

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Why Biden’s record players won’t solve poverty

Why Biden’s record players won’t solve poverty

September 16, 2019

“Biden was voicing a deeply flawed theory that arose during the 1960s and that blamed parents, especially mothers, for the struggles of poor children and children of color,” writes associate professor of history Mical Raz in a Washington Post op-ed.

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Alcohol during pregnancy—September is FASD awareness month

Alcohol during pregnancy—September is FASD awareness month

September 10, 2019

A research team at the University of Rochester’s Mt. Hope Family Center has been working for years to find ways to improve the lives of people with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder and their families.

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What can trigger violence in postcolonial Africa?

What can trigger violence in postcolonial Africa?

June 27, 2019

Why have civil wars and insurgencies occurred in Sudan and Uganda, but not Kenya? A new study finds the origins of ethnic violence in precolonial political organization.

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Teenagers’ ability to describe negative emotions protects against depression

Teenagers’ ability to describe negative emotions protects against depression

June 27, 2019

A Rochester study shows that teenagers who can describe their emotions in precise and nuanced ways—saying ‘I feel ashamed’ instead of simply saying ‘I feel bad’— are better protected against depression than their peers who can’t.

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Do political term limits work?

Do political term limits work?

June 21, 2019

Rochester political scientist Lynda Powell, who has studied the effects of legislative term limits since 1995, testified on Capitol Hill about her research findings on the matter.

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Trying to stem the tide of rising teen suicide rates

Trying to stem the tide of rising teen suicide rates

June 12, 2019

Researchers and clinicians, among them experts at the University of Rochester and the Medical Center, have been working hand in hand to address the increase of children and adolescents experiencing a suicide crisis.

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When corporations take a stance on divisive issues

When corporations take a stance on divisive issues

June 10, 2019

Rochester political scientist David Primo discussed corporate political activity during his apperance on WCNY’s Capitol Pressroom.

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Quadcast transcript: Preventing teen suicide

June 7, 2019

The complete transcript for the June 5, 2019 episode of the University of Rochester Quadcast podcast.

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Would you eat genetically modified food if you understood the science behind it?

Would you eat genetically modified food if you understood the science behind it?

May 24, 2019

The short answer is “yes,” according a new study from researchers in Rochester, Amsterdam and Wales, who set out to discover whether more information about genetically modified foods could change consumers’ attitudes.

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