Children hold leaders primarily responsible, not entitled

Important strides have been made in recent years in uncovering children’s knowledge about hierarchical social relationships. Much of these have focused on dominance, a hierarchy in which individuals defer to others out of fear or intimidation. In a new study published in Child Development researchers from Central European University and Bar-Ilan University begin to explore […]

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Consumers who avoid products with harmful chemicals on the label have lower body burden

Finding healthier products without harmful chemicals—shampoo free of parabens or fragrance-free deodorant— is not always easy. It often involves scouring ingredients on individual product labels in search of key words. But is it worth it? New research shows that paying close attention to what’s in the products you buy can pay off. In a study […]

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Study highlights dual burden of menstruation and homelessness

Homeless New Yorkers who menstruate face numerous challenges due to inadequate access to toilets, bathing spaces, and laundering services, as well as pervasive menstrual stigma. The study by researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and the CUNY School of Public Health and Health Policy highlights the need for improved quality, supply, and […]

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Measuring muscle strength provides insights regarding weakness in older adults

Isokinetic dynamometry is a major tool in the measurement of muscle strength in the fields of sports medicine, orthopedic and neurological rehabilitation and exercise physiology. Its use in older individuals now extends far beyond orthopedics to such conditions as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and stroke. In a collection of articles published in Isokinetics and […]

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