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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.

Study Reveals How 98 Percent of Plastics at Sea Go Missing Each Year

By | November 7, 2019

A study helps to solve the mystery of missing plastic fragments at sea by using simulated sunlight to explore removal mechanisms, microbial impacts and lifetimes of select microplastics on the ocean surface.

Trump Unpopular with Hispanics in Florida in New FAU Poll

By | November 6, 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump's approval ratings are underwater among Hispanics in Florida, according to a statewide survey of voters conducted by FAU BEPI.

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.

Machine-learning Algorithms Track Tremors in Parkinson's Patients

By | October 30, 2019

FAU College of Engineering and Computer Science researchers developed algorithms that, combined with wearable sensors, can continuously monitor the severity of tremors in patients with Parkinson's disease.

Teens with Autism Can Master Living Skills When Parents Use iPads

By | October 29, 2019

A study finds that video prompting using an iPad produces immediate and lasting effects for teens with autism and that parents can be powerful delivery agents to increase independence in their children.

Society is Rejecting Facts; Medical Researchers Can Help

By | October 16, 2019

FAU Schmidt College of Medicine researchers say that medical researchers must help the public understand the rigorous process of science to discern anecdotes and fake news from peer-reviewed scientific results.

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.

To Learn English, Bilingual Children Need Robust Vocabulary

By | October 9, 2019

A study is the first to examine parents' vocabulary and grammar as an influence on children's acquisition of English. The quality of child-directed speech depends on the speaker's language proficiency.

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.