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Confidence in parenting could help break cycle of abuse
(University of Rochester) To understand how confidence in parenting may predict parenting behaviors in women who were abused as children, psychologists at the University of Rochester have found that mothers who experienced more types of maltreatment as children are more critical of their ability to parent successfully. Intervention programs for moms at-risk, therefore, should focus on bolstering mothers' self-confidence -- not just teach parenting skills, the researchers said.

Meet Europe's next generation cleantech entrepreneurs
(Climate-KIC) Eighty-two cleantech start-ups shortlisted from a list of more than 700 across Europe are set to compete for funding and the chance to enter the Climate-KIC accelerator.ClimateLaunchpad, Europe's largest business ideas competition, creates the stage to unlock Europe's cleantech potential and accelerate innovations that address climate change.Start-ups from 28 European countries will on Friday, Sept. 4, pitch their business plans to a renowned international jury.

Can you avoid hangovers after heavy drinking?
(European College of Neuropsychopharmacology) Are some people immune to hangovers, and can eating or drinking water after heavy drinking prevent a hangover? The answers appear to be 'no' and 'no' according to new research presented the ECNP conference in Amsterdam.

Study links air pollution to children's low GPAs
(The University of Texas at El Paso) A University of Texas at El Paso study on children's health has found that fourth and fifth graders who are exposed to toxic air pollutants at home are more likely to have lower GPAs.

Brazil's national oral health policy -- an example for other nations
(International & American Associations for Dental Research) Today, IADR/AADR published a Discovery! article titled '10 Years of a National Oral Health Policy in Brazil: Innovation, Boldness and Numerous Challenges.' In it, authors Gilberto Alfredo Pucca, Jr., Mariana Gabriel, Maria Ercilia de Araujo and Fernanda Campos Sousa de Almeida discuss Brazil's National Policy of Oral Health, also known as 'Smiling Brazil.'

One in four hepatitis C patients denied initial approval for drug treatment
(Yale University) Nearly one in four patients with chronic hepatitis C are denied initial approval for a drug therapy that treats the most common strain of the infection, according to a Yale School of Medicine study.

Four-day school week can improve academic performance, study finds
(Georgia State University) Shortening the school week to four days has a positive impact on elementary school students' academic performance in mathematics, according to researchers at Georgia State University and Montana State University.

Study finds fair trade logo boosts consumer's willingness to pay
(University of Bonn) Products labeled with a fair trade logo cause prospective buyers to dig deeper into their pockets. In an experiment conducted at the University of Bonn, participants were willing to pay 30 percent more for ethically produced goods, compared to their conventionally produced counterparts. The neuroscientists analyzed the neural pathways involved in processing products with a fair trade emblem. For instance, activity in the brain's reward center increases and thereby alters willingness to pay computations.

Covert and overt forms of sexism are equally damaging to working women
(SAGE Publications) Frequent sexist wisecracks, comments and office cultures where women are ignored are just as damaging to women as single instances of sexual coercion and unwanted sexual attention, according to a new study out today in The Psychology of Women Quarterly, a SAGE Journal.

Study aims to reproduce 100 published journal papers
(American Association for the Advancement of Science) Following one of the largest-scale scientific reproducibility investigations to date, a group of psychology researchers has reported results from an effort to replicate 100 recently published psychology studies; though they were able to successfully repeat the original experiments in most all cases, they were able to reproduce the original results in less than half, they report.

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