What The Study Did: This nationwide survey study included 387,000 adults and examined the sociodemographic characteristics (age, gender, race and ethnicity, educational attainment, employment status and annual household income) associated with high-frequency cannabis use.
- JAMA Network Open
The book “Dangerous Ideas on Campus: Sex, Conspiracy and Academic Freedom in the Age of JFK” (University of Illinois Press), written by Matthew C. Ehrlich, a professor emeritus of journalism at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, explores how the prevailing morals and values of the 1960s affected two professors' academic freedom. Notions of acceptable discourse and extramural speech would effectively end the academic career of a professor who advocated premarital sex among college students, while a few years later, changes in campus academic freedom protections would enable a white nationalist firebrand at the same campus to rise above the fray and keep his faculty position.
Burnout is a major problem among US healthcare providers. But patients can also be affected by burnout, potentially affecting the clinical relationship and quality of care. A new conceptual model, the "Burnout Dyad," may aid in understanding and managing burnout among both patients and healthcare providers alike, reports a paper in the December special issue of The Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.
- Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions
From May 23 to August 13, 2021, the Institut Pasteur, in partnership with the French National Health Insurance Fund (CNAM), Santé publique France and the Ipsos institute, conducted the fourth part of the ComCor epidemiological study on circumstances and places of infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus in France. The aim of the study was to identify the socio-demographic factors, places visited and behaviors associated with a higher risk of infection with SARS-CoV-2. The study was also used to carry out a real-world analysis of the effect of previous infection with COVID-19 and the efficacy of messenger RNA vaccines against symptomatic infection with the Delta variant. The findings were published in The Lancet Regional Health Europe on November 26, 2021.
- The Institut Pasteur, Reacting, the ANRS and the Fondation de France.
A team of international researchers from Canada, Colombia, and Germany has discovered a new marine reptile. The specimen, a stunningly preserved metre-long skull, is one of the last surviving ichthyosaurs – ancient animals that look eerily like living swordfish.
- Journal of Systematic Palaeontology
Researchers at Shinshu University’s Department of Chemistry attempted to establish technology that enables simple, highly sensitive, and selective screening and analysis of stimulants, namely components of regulated toxicants. The number of arrests for the possession or use of methamphetamine and other illegal substances in Japan has exceeded 10,000 per year, which has become a serious social problem. Therefore, there is high demand in the fields of forensic science and clinical chemistry for simple test methods that can be applied to field analysis for a large number of samples.
- Analytica Chimica Acta
- Japan Society for the Promotion of Science