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‘Make every effort to connect­—digitally—with other people’

‘Make every effort to connect­—digitally—with other people’

March 25, 2020

While social distancing is key to slowing the spread of coronavirus, people can combat the isolation with technology, say two Rochester psychologists.

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How do you slow a pandemic like coronavirus?

How do you slow a pandemic like coronavirus?

March 12, 2020

A University health policy expert says the United States is “lagging miserably” behind other countries in its response to the coronavirus. “The major concern is that we will see a large number of critically ill people at the same time, overwhelming our medical system response,” she says.

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Self-care linked to greater confidence in parents of children with FASD

Self-care linked to greater confidence in parents of children with FASD

February 3, 2020

A Rochester study is the first to describe caregiver strategies for self-care and the obstacles and barriers parents face in raising children struggling with developmental, cognitive, and behavioral problems associated with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.

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Online trolls keep largely mum for latest <em>Star Wars</em> movie

Online trolls keep largely mum for latest Star Wars movie

January 21, 2020

With a fast-paced plot and more conservative themes, The Rise of Skywalker avoided the online trolling that greeted its predecessor, argues associate professor of political science Bethany Lacina in the Washington Post.

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Parents aren’t powerless when it comes to sleep-deprived teenagers

Parents aren’t powerless when it comes to sleep-deprived teenagers

January 8, 2020

Teenagers in the US don’t get enough shut eye, and the consequences of this epidemic of sleep deprivation are extensive. But researchers at the University of Rochester have found that a simple solution yields solid results: setting a bedtime and sticking to it.

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When do alcohol-dependent mothers parent harshly?

When do alcohol-dependent mothers parent harshly?

November 18, 2019

New Rochester research makes considerable progress towards understanding what triggers mothers with substance use disorders to treat their children harshly, and how parents and medical care providers can predict parenting difficulties.

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The US is fighting an unwinnable war in Afghanistan

The US is fighting an unwinnable war in Afghanistan

November 12, 2019

In a New York Times video op-ed, Lyle Jeremy Rubin, a history PhD candidate at the University of Rochester, and four other American veterans argue that the nation’s longest war is not winnable.

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How much do we lie when sex is on the brain?

How much do we lie when sex is on the brain?

November 1, 2019

A new study shows the extent to which people will change their own opinions to conform to a stranger’s, or lie about their number of past sexual partners, when the sexual systems of the brain have been activated.

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Do open relationships work?

Do open relationships work?

October 29, 2019

Past studies have attempted to gauge the success of nonmonogamous relationships. Now a Rochester team has studied the distinctions and nuances within various types of nonmonogamous relationships and found that solid communication is key.

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Separating children from their families must be last resort

Separating children from their families must be last resort

October 28, 2019

In an essay published in the American Journal of Public Health, associate professor of history and practicing hospitalist Mical Raz writes that apart from extreme cases of imminent physical harm, “suboptimal families are better for children than removal.”

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