Health & Society

Man pouring pills out of bottle and into hand

Opioids, obesity—not 'despair deaths'—raising mortality rates for whites

July 19, 2017

Mortality researchers are challenging the idea that economically influenced "despair deaths" are killing middle-aged white men, pointing to prescription painkillers and obesity instead.Read more »
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Discovery could lead to fewer side effects, better results for cancer patients

July 19, 2017

A revelation involving the damage radiation-exposed cells from cancer treatments can do to healthy cells, causing side effects, could be good news for patients.Read more »
A baby having a hearing test

Babies with hearing loss need early intervention, but only half get it

July 13, 2017

Children who are deaf or partially deaf but receive diagnosis and interventions by 6 months develop a far greater vocabulary than those for whom treatment is delayed.Read more »
PhD candidate Adenife Modile looks at African landscape

PhD candidate studying fertility, maternal health in Tanzania

June 28, 2017

Sociology doctoral candidate Adenife Modile studies fertility and maternal health worldwide, with the end goal of disrupting the assumption that "having lots of kids is what we do."Read more »
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A lover's touch eases pain as heartbeats, breathing sync

June 21, 2017

A new study by CU Boulder pain researcher Pavel Goldstein shows that when an empathetic partner holds the hand of a lover in pain, the couple's heart rates sync and the pain subsides.Read more »
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Fake news outlets have more media impact than fact-checking outlets

June 19, 2017

Fake news websites had about twice as much influence on the media landscape as fact-checking websites did, according to new research by the College of Media, Communication and Information.Read more »
Dave Baugh with plate of crickets; Lars Baugh eats Lithic Nutrition cricket bar

Superfood: Will Americans eat insects?

June 16, 2017

Though Americans may find the thought of eating insects unappetizing, CU Boulder alum Dave Baugh and twin brother Lars are aiming to normalize bugs in the American diet.Read more »
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Mysteries of the teenage brain

June 9, 2017

Teenagers and young adults think and act differently from grownups. Marie Banich is helping us see why.Read more »
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Healthy Aging Project ramps up efforts

June 8, 2017

A CU Boulder project is ramping up efforts to provide the public with the latest information on healthy aging, including scientific evidence on what to do and eat for better health.Read more »
Daniel Lee making faces

Stink-eye, other expressions likely originated as survival mechanisms

June 8, 2017

New research confirms that eyes truly are the window to the soul, with eye-widening or squinting serving as the primary clue observers use to decode someone's emotional state. The findings suggest facial expressions originated as survival mechanisms. Only later were they co-opted as social cues.Read more »

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