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Reducing the Harms of Childhood Trauma

A study on the Massachusetts Child Trauma Project showed trauma-informed care of children in the state’s welfare program resulted in less physical abuse, neglect, and better adoption placement.

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Your Hourly Wage Affects Your Weight?

Ukert and colleagues explored the effect of state-level minimum wage increases on health and diet among individuals most likely affected by changes to the minimum wage.

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Condom Nation

Cases of sexually transmitted infections are at record highs. Could a self-lubricating condom make sex safer and be fun to use?

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Neighborhoods Matter for Sex Risk in Our Cities

STDs and HIV cluster in communities that are disproportionately affected by incarceration, economic disadvantage, boarded-up buildings, and other signs of neighborhood disorder.

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It’s Time for Americans to Stop Sleeping on Sleep

Americans, especially people of color, are significantly more likely to report sleeping six hours or less. Sleeping six hours is the cut off, after which, negative health risks increase.

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College Drinkers Call for Help

Many colleges have passed medical amnesty policies that remove potential punishments for underage drinking if students call for medical assistance in an emergency.

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The 2 Degree Solution

What would it take for us to avoid a 2˚C increase in global temperature in the next 30 years? An energy policy firm tackles the question, modeling how current energy policies will impact future emissions.

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Women in Soccer and Brain Injury

Women soccer players are at particular risk. Brain imaging showed repeated “heading” may cause more brain injury in women than in men.

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Video Games and Violence: A Continuing Discussion

The effects of violent video games on players are not clearly understood. Lamb et al. developed a computational model to study relationships between aggressive behavior and video game play.

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2018 Year in Review

Executive Editor Michael Stein looks back at the best of 2018 and forward to 2019 with the announcement of our new fellows.

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We DID Start the Fire

If our energy use increases at the current rate, dramatic temperature increases are predicted for US cities.

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Not Just Dads Getting that Bread

Research on fatherhood indicates a rise in stay-at-home fathers and single fathers over the past few decades.

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