Imperial Valley News
Washington, DC - A new American Red Cross survey found that even among social media users, it’s the messenger, not the medium, that’s key to motivating social media users to donate to charity, suggesting that personal appeals from friends matter more than trending topics and gimmicks.
Austin, Texas - Job authority increases symptoms of depression among women, but decreases them among men, according to a new study from University of Texas at Austin sociologist Tetyana Pudrovska.
Conflicts and In-School Suspensions Drop Sharply at Middle School During Second Year of “Restorative Discipline” Initiative
Austin, Texas - Truancy, bullying and other conflicts among students are down, and in-school suspensions have declined 75 percent at a San Antonio middle school two years after University of Texas at Austin researchers helped implement “restorative discipline” as an alternative to “zero tolerance” in dealing with these issues, according to second-year findings involving a three-year initiative.
Chicago, Illinois - A coordinated emergency response by healthcare teams to treat heart attack patients meant faster care that was associated with improved survival, according to late-breaking research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2014.
Chicago, Illinois - Children who receive a heart transplant as soon as a suitable donor is available are predicted to have better quality-adjusted survival - even if they have antibodies that may attack the new heart - than children who wait for a donor to which they do not have antibodies according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2014.
Chicago, Illinois - Using a smart phone app for education and feedback about heart-healthy behavior may decrease the risk for heart and blood vessel disease among young black women, researchers said in a pilot feasibility study presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2014.