Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

August 11, 2018
Depressed teens, depressed parents
The bond between parent and child extends far beyond sharing similar looks or behaviors, as symptoms of depression in teens and parents appear to be linked, according to research presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association.

College students may face pressures from opioid epidemic's secondary effects
About one in five college students reported in a survey that they knew someone who was addicted to pain medications, and nearly a third said they knew somebody who overdosed on painkillers or heroin, according to a team of undergraduate Penn State Lehigh Valley researchers.

Rotavirus vaccine cuts infant diarrhoea deaths by a third in Malawi
A major new study has shown that rotavirus vaccination reduced infant diarrhoea deaths by 34 percent in rural Malawi, a region with high levels of child deaths.

Environmental concerns stronger among younger religious Americans
Younger generations of religious Americans tend to closely harbor concerns for the environment via stewardship more so than older parishioners, according to a study by a University of Kansas researcher.

Rude to your coworker? Think of the children
When people are rude to their coworkers or treat them badly, they probably don't realize the unintended victims in that encounter could be the coworkers' children.
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