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U.S. birth weights drop due to rise in cesarean births, inductions

Jan. 29, 2020

U.S. birth weights have fallen significantly in recent decades due to soaring rates of cesarean deliveries and inductions, which have shortened the average pregnancy by about a week, according to new CU Boulder research.

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What to look for in this year’s Super Bowl ads

Jan. 29, 2020

Kelty Logan, associate professor of advertising in the College of Media, Communication and Information, offers up her predictions on what trends to expect with this year's Super Bowl commercials.

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What’s Hollywood’s dirtiest secret? Its environmental toll

Jan. 27, 2020

From classics such as “Gone with the Wind” to modern films such as “Avatar,” the movie industry packs a serious, and often hidden, environmental cost, says film scholar Hunter Vaughan.

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Judges deny abortion care to teens

Jan. 16, 2020

Thirty-seven states, including Colorado, require minors to notify their parents or go before a judge before having an abortion. A new 18-year-study conducted in Texas shows judges deny minors' request up to 13% of the time and the judicial-bypass process is humiliating and traumatizing for some teens.

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Beach-combing Neanderthals dived for shells

Jan. 15, 2020

Just like modern-day humans, Neanderthals may have seen the appeal in a little sand and surf, according to a new study.

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Photos, videos could help experts diagnose children with autism

Jan. 14, 2020

CU Boulder-developed tools provide a way of preparing children with autism spectrum disorder to get their hearing tested—saving time and a whole lot of stress.

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Concussions common among college students, but not due to sports

Dec. 19, 2019

One in 75 undergraduate college students sustain a concussion each calendar year, and two-thirds of them occur off the playing field, according to a new three-year study of CU Boulder students.

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Stressed? Try rewarding yourself for eating fruits and veggies

Dec. 17, 2019

CU research finds that cash can help stressed out people eat more fruits and vegetables.

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Unboxing videos fueling kids’ tantrums, breeding consumerism

Dec. 3, 2019

Seventy-eight percent of children, ages 4 to 10, watch unboxing videos online—videos of people opening toys. The more they watch, the more likely they are to make purchase demands on parents and throw tantrums when they don't get what they want.

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Sleep, but not too much, to boost your heart health

Dec. 3, 2019

A new study is like the Goldilocks fable for sleep: “Just right” means at least six hours a night—but not more than nine—to minimize heart attack risk.