NEWS ARCHIVE


Regular Use of Pain, Sleep Prescriptions Linked to High Frailty Risk

By | November 14, 2019

A novel study by FAU and the Oregon Research Institute is the first to show that regular use of prescription drugs for pain and sleep increases frailty risk in older adults by 95 percent.

Paid Sick Leave, Flextime Benefits Result in More Retirement Savings

By | November 5, 2019

A study by FAU and Cleveland State is the first to explore the relationships between workplace employment benefits such as paid sick leave, flextime, and vacation days and retirement savings.

Are Some Urban Settings Riskier for Traffic Injury or Death?

By | October 15, 2019

How risky is travel in the U.S.? We know less than you think. Despite research on the dangers of traffic injury and death, there's a lack of clarity on the role of the built environment and its risk effects.

Chair Yoga More Effective than Music in Adults with Advanced Dementia

By | October 2, 2019

FAU researchers are the first to look at the effects of chair yoga on older adults with advanced dementia and compare them with music therapy and chair-based exercise.

It's About More People in Fewer Vehicles, Not Self-driving Cars

By | September 10, 2019

Despite the current fascination with the concept of self-driving cars, a researcher at FAU says that they may not be a solution for sustainability and reducing traffic congestion.

Sleep Interrupted: What's Keeping Us Up at Night?

By | August 6, 2019

A researcher from FAU and collaborators conducted one of the largest longitudinal sleep studies on evening use of alcohol, caffeine and nicotine in an African-American cohort.

Nationwide Study on Teen 'Sexting' Has Good News, Bad News

By | July 17, 2019

The good news is that adolescent sexting is not at epidemic levels as reported in some media headlines. The bad news is that it also has not decreased despite preventive efforts by educators and others.

FAU Graduates First Doctor of Social Work Class

By | May 3, 2019

FAU's first class of Doctor of Social Work (DSW) graduates from the Phyllis and Harvey Sandler School of Social Work within the College for Design and Social Inquiry recently earned their degrees.

Overwhelmed Clients; Unrealistic Agency Expectations

By | April 16, 2019

Researchers from FAU's Phyllis and Harvey Sandler School of Social Work conducted a study to examine challenges among therapists in contracted private agencies working in child welfare systems.

It's Safer to be a Cop in the U.S. Today than 50 Years Ago

By | April 10, 2019

A study analyzing police officer deaths from 1970 to 2016 shows that despite more violent crimes, the hazards of policing have dramatically declined since 1970 with a 75 percent drop in line-of-duty deaths.