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Academic Resources How Our Brains Trick Us into Believing the Wrong Things; Information avoidance: From health to politics, people select their own reality; New section: Listening Skills;
6 Phrases to Demonstrate Active Listening -- at Work, or Elsewhere;
Malignant Mesothelioma Mortality — United States, 1999–2015; Cancer Prevention Overview (PDQ®)–Health Professional Version; Cancer Prevention Overview (PDQ®)–Patient Version; Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, 1975–2014, Featuring Survival; Changes in five-year relative survival for select childhood cancers (0–14 years), SEER 9*, 1975–2012; Age-standardized incidence rates and recent trends (five years) for the most common cancers by sex; Age-standardized death rates and recent trends (five years) for the most common cancers by sex; Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, 1975–2014; Metastatic Cancer; Kidney Cancer; What Bone Metastasis Looks Like;
9 Unexpected Stroke Symptoms You Need to Know; Heart Devices 101: Guide to the Tools That Keep You Ticking; WHO classifies stroke as neurological disease;Understanding Heart Disease -- Diagnosis and Treatment;
Healthcare Quality Data Big Data in the health care system; New section: Health Data Breaches; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights Breach Portal: Notice to the Secretary of HHS Breach of Unsecured Protected Health Information - Breaches Affecting 500 or More Individuals;
M - Z Update on Zika Virus–Associated Birth Defects and Evaluation of All U.S. Infants with Congenital Zika Virus Exposure — U.S. Zika Pregnancy Registry, 2016; Zika Virus - Protecting Pregnant Women and Babies; Zika Virus: Psychosocial Support Videos; Why the Menace of Mosquitoes Will Only Get Worse;
Maternal Child Health Pregnancy Week by Week; Foster or Adopted Children Who Have Been Sexually Abused; Essentials for Childhood framework; Child Abuse Prevention;
Nutrition Resources 6 Foods That Could Increase Your Dementia Risk (and What to Eat Instead); Facts About Trans Fats; Avoid These 10 Foods Full of Trans Fats; Omega-3 Fatty Acids Fact Sheet for Consumers; Safety evaluation of certain food additives and contaminants; Diet soda study looks at dementia, heart risks; 10 Reasons to Give Up Diet Soda - Find out why zero-calorie drinks may be doing you more harm than good;
Diet Coke Exposed: What Happens One Hour After Drinking Diet Coke, Coke Zero Or Any Other Similar Diet Soda; 5 serious health risks of drinking diet soda;
About-Face on 'Obesity Paradox': Extra Fat Does Raise Risk of Death; Carrying Some Extra Pounds May Not Be Good After All; Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity Among Children and Adolescents Aged 2–19 Years: United States, 1963–1965 Through 2013–2014; Trends in obesity among children and adolescents aged 2–19 years, by age: United States, 1963–1965 through 2013–2014;
Public Health Sites D-G The New Face of Heroin: An Investigative Series in Four Parts; A seismic mapping milestone
Team produces 3-D map of Earth's interior; Quality of Life and Cannabis Use: Results from Canadian Sample Survey Data; Tracking hazardous chemicals from fast-food wrappers in the body; Here’s What Experts Know About How Marijuana Affects Your Body; Exposure to BPA Substitute, BPS, Multiplies Breast Cancer Cells; Global Climate Report - December 2016; Yale Climate Opinion Maps – U.S. 2016; Yearly temperature anomalies from 1880 to 2014; Here's What Happens During a Fentanyl Overdose; Prince's Death: Why It's So Easy to Overdose on Painkillers; Characteristics of Fentanyl Overdose — Massachusetts, 2014–2016; The Emotional Intelligence Test: What's Your Emotional IQ? [Quiz];
Public Health Sites H-L What is Kidney Disease?; When to Worry About Ringing in Your Ears; World Health Statistics 2016: Monitoring health for the SDGs; Surprising And Sobering: 7 Facts About Global Health; 2015 Kidney Disease Statistics;
Public Health Sites M - N 5 Things You Should Know About Stress; Stress symptoms: Effects on your body and behavior; Mental Health Screening Tools; Mindfulness just as effective as CBT for a broad range of psychiatric symptoms; Mindfulness just as effective as CBT for a broad range of psychiatric symptoms (Lund University); Myths and Facts About Therapy;
Public Health Sites O-Z State-Specific Rates of Primary and Secondary Syphilis Among Men Who Have Sex with Men — United States, 2015; Prevalence of HPV in Adults Aged 18–69: United States, 2011–2014;Congenital Syphilis - CDC Fact Sheet; Congenital syphilis; Congenital syphilis infographic; Syphilis in pregnancy;Protect your baby from syphilis; It’s STD Awareness Month. So Here Are Some Scary STD Stats & Facts For You!;
Research Resources on the Net Questionable research practices among italian research psychologists; How many scientists admit to questionable research practices?; How the GOP Could Use Science’s Reform Movement Against It - The principles of openness, transparency, and reproducibility might be weaponized to defund and deny research; 1,500 scientists lift the lid on reproducibility; How much does a retracted result pollute the field?; Reproducibility Issues graphics; Most citations to retracted papers don’t note they’re problematic, authors say; PubMed to Include Conflict-of-Interest Statements with Study Abstracts;
How Time Zones May Affect Cancer Risk; Fixing lousy sleep could keep us healthy longer; Could better sleep prevent gestational diabetes?;Deep sleep may act as fountain of youth in old age; Sleep Is the New Status Symbol; A 'Hot Zone' In The Brain May Reveal When, And Even What, We Dream; Coloured sagittal MRI scans of the human brain. Changes in brain activity offer clues to what the dream is about; Dreaming 'hot zone' found at the back of the brain; Scientists identify parts of brain involved in dreaming; Scientists Can Now Tell If Someone Is Dreaming from Their Brain Waves; Sleep and your Circadian Rhythm;
Social Media Who Has the Best (and Worst) LinkedIn Profile Photos?; Big data in social networks; A New, More Rigorous Study Confirms: The More You Use Facebook, the Worse You Feel; 6 New LinkedIn Features You May Have Missed; How Generations X, Y, and Z Consume Video Content [Infographic]; The Multicultural Millenials;
Nicotine and Tobacco In-Depth Report;Tobacco-Product Use by Adults and Youths in the United States in 2013 and 2014; To Your Health
1 in 4 youths exposed to secondhand smoke from e-cigarettes, study shows; How e-cigarettes landed 2 metro Detroiters in burn unit; New section: Thirdhand Smoke; Children of Smokers Carry Tobacco Toxins on Their Hands - Thirdhand smoke exposures high in kids with household cigarette smokers; Tips to Help Avoid "Vape" Battery Explosions;
Web Resources How the Human/Computer Interface Works (Infographics); Digital Dividends; Three privacy tools that block your Internet provider from tracking you; HTTPS Everywhere; Big data in industries; Top 5 ways to track data breaches; Breach Portal: Notice to the Secretary of HHS Breach of Unsecured Protected Health Information; What is "brain hacking"? Tech insiders on why you should care; 5 ways robots are vulnerable to cyberattacks;The Dark Secret at the Heart of AI; Bad News: Artificial Intelligence Is Racist, Too; Profiling 10 types of hackers; How to eliminate insider threats; MASSIVE ATTACK - How a weapon against war became a weapon against the web; Technology is great, but are we prepared for the consequences?;
Cyber security breaches survey 2017;
Writing Automatic Paraphrasing: A Problem for Academia?; How to Use an Writing Cleanroom to Avoid Plagiarism; Debunking the Accidental Plagiarism Excuse; Five reasons blog posts are of higher scientific quality than journal articles; Reputational incentives and post-publication review: two (partial) solutions to the misinformation problem;
Career Resources New section: Wage Gap; Wage Gap graphic; America’s Women and the Wage Gap; The Paycheck Fairness Act; The Healthy Families Act; For Equal Pay Day, New State-by-State Analysis Shows Terrible Toll Gender Wage Gap Takes on America’s Women and Families;
Links to public health pages, SCSU Thesis/Special Project documents and forms, SCSU Public Health Alumni Pages - MPH Accreditation Committee, Scholarship Committee, Service Committee (Mentor, Speaker Programs) pages; MPH Alumni Record - Main, Accomplishments, Presentations, Professional organizations, Programs & Projects, Teaching, Written Works pages