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New Yale Study Reveals That Gun Violence is a ‘Contagious’ Social Epidemic

January 9, 2017

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Yale Study Shows That Gun Violence is a ‘Contagious’ Social Epidemic

New research from Yale University reveals how gun violence spreads over social networks through a process of social contagion. Gun violence is often described as an epidemic or a public health concern, due to its alarmingly high levels in certain populations in the United States. It most often occurs within socially and economically disadvantaged minority […]

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The Role of Genetics Varies Over Time

December 30, 2014

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Nature and Nurture Vary Over Time

New research from Yale University shows that the effect of genes may depend on the total, historical environment in which the researcher and subject are embedded. Nature and nurture have found a new companion — historical context. A new study has produced the best evidence yet that the role of genetics in complex traits, including […]

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Yale Study Shows Links between Smoking and Education

May 23, 2014

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Yale Study Shows Links between Smoking and Education

A newly published study from Yale University reveals that the links between smoking and education in adulthood are in fact explained by characteristics and choices made in adolescence. It’s well established that adults with college degrees are much less likely to smoke than adults with less education, but the reasons for this inequality are unclear. […]

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Sexual Frequency between Married Couples Linked to Household Chores

January 30, 2013

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More Sex for Married Couples

A new study from the University of Washington shows that sex between married couples is linked to what types of chores each spouse completes. Married men and women who divide household chores in traditional ways report having more sex than couples who share so-called men’s and women’s work, according to a new study co-authored by […]

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