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Weir's 2009 report on NFL brain injuries got more attention than neurological findings published in 2005

Edin and Shaefer's book a call to action for Americans to deal with poverty

Weir says pain may underlie rise in suicide and substance-related deaths among white middle-aged Americans


MCubed opens for new round of seed funding, November 4-18

PSC News, fall 2015 now available

Barbara Anderson appointed chair of Census Scientific Advisory Committee

John Knodel honored by Thailand's Chulalongkorn University

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Daniel Eisenberg, "Healthy Minds Network: Mental Health among College-Age Populations"

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House, Burgard, Schoeni et al find that unemployment and recession have contrasting effects on mortality risk

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"Joblessness could kill you, but recessions could be good for your health" - Science Codex. 07/24/2014.

Although unemployment increases mortality among the unemployed, economic slowdowns appear to have other health-promoting effects that decrease mortality at the population level, including reduced atmospheric pollution and traffic fatalities. Study investigators include José Tapia, James House, Edward Ionides, Sarah Burgard, and Robert Schoeni.

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James S. House
Sarah Burgard
Robert F. Schoeni

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