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New Study Finds Women Aren’t as Funny as Men — The Wentworth Report

New Study Finds Women Aren’t as Funny as Men, by Paul Joseph Watson. The study, published by the Journal of Research in Personality, asked subjects to write a funny caption for a cartoon that was then judged by a panel of judges. Researchers found that 63 per cent of men were deemed to be funnier […]

via New Study Finds Women Aren’t as Funny as Men — The Wentworth Report

STUDY: Men Being Eco-Friendly Can Cause Others To Question Sexual Orientation – Pro-environmental behavior considered ‘feminine’ —

https://www.studyfinds.org/plant-a-tree-lose-a-date-being-eco-friendly-can-cause-others-to-question-sexual-orientation/ UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Caring about the environment and putting in some extra work to help out our planet hardly seems like a gender-centric issue at first consideration, but a new study out of Penn State University finds that certain eco-friendly behaviors that are considered overly masculine or feminine can lead to inadvertent social…

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New Finnish Study Finds No Evidence For Man-Made Climate Change — Infowars

 

A new study by researchers at Turku University in Finland found that the human contribution to a rise of 0.1°C in global temperatures over the last century is just 0.01°C.The paper, titled ‘No experimental evidence for the significant anthropogenic climate change’ was published by Jyrki Kauppinen and Pekka Malmi.The study found that, “During the last…

via New Finnish Study Finds No Evidence For Man-Made Climate Change — Infowars

Study claims legalising cannabis doesn’t make teens want to smoke it (Altho that’s not what the study says!) — Family First NZ

 

Legalising cannabis doesn’t make teens want to smoke it – studyNewsHub 9 July 2019Family First Comment: “It simply confirms that New Zealand would do well to wait and watch. At the end of the day, it’s a society-wide policy that will affect all age groups.” New research finding legalising cannabis doesn’t result in more teens taking…

via Study claims legalising cannabis doesn’t make teens want to smoke it (Altho that’s not what the study says!) — Family First NZ

Cannabis can leave teenagers three years behind their classmates, study finds — Family First NZ

 

Daily Mail 26 May 2019Family First Comment: No surprises…“Results concluded from an investigation of 4,000 Canadian school children.Researchers found cannabis more toxic for youngsters’ brains than alcohol.Persistent use of the drug seriously affected basic reasoning skills.” Regularly smoking cannabis can affect teenagers so severely that they end up three years behind their classmates in terms of…

via Cannabis can leave teenagers three years behind their classmates, study finds — Family First NZ

Potent cannabis increases risk of serious mental illness, says study — Family First NZ

 

BBC News 20 March 2019Family First Comment: people who used cannabis on a daily basis were three times more likely to have a diagnosis of first episode psychosis, compared with people who had never used cannabis This increased to five times more likely for daily use of high potency cannabis#SayNopeToDope Smoking potent ‘skunk-like’ cannabis increases…

via Potent cannabis increases risk of serious mental illness, says study — Family First NZ

STUDY: Facebook News Feed Change Hurt Republicans More Than Democrats — Daily Wire

A study by the Western Journal published this week found that Facebook’s much-publicized change to its News Feed algorithm earlier this year has made it harder for Republican members of Congress to reach their constituents on the platform than their Democratic counterparts.

via STUDY: Facebook News Feed Change Hurt Republicans More Than Democrats — Daily Wire

Study: Atlantic Ocean circulation is not collapsing – but the press release adds climate porn — Watts Up With That?

 

From the University of Washington – Hannah Hickey where the original headline in the press release says “Atlantic Ocean circulation is not collapsing – but as it shifts gears, global warming will reaccelerate“. Problem is, the researcher doesn’t know and says: “We have about one cycle of observations at depth, so we do not know…

via Study: Atlantic Ocean circulation is not collapsing – but the press release adds climate porn — Watts Up With That?

Study provides less gloom and doom about Antarctica — Watts Up With That?

Antarctic ice sheet is melting, but rising bedrock below could slow it down COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY An international team, led by DTU Space at the Technical University of Denmark with Colorado State University, has found that the bedrock below the remote West Antarctic Ice Sheet is rising much more rapidly than previously thought, in response…

via Study provides less gloom and doom about Antarctica — Watts Up With That?

“Plus-Size” Culture Normalizes Obesity – Study —

 

New research warns that the normalization of ‘plus-size’ body shapes may be leading to an increasing number of people underestimating their weight – undermining efforts to tackle England’s ever-growing obesity problem. While attempts to reduce stigmatization of larger body sizes – for example with the launch of plus-size clothing ranges – help promote body positivity,…

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STUDY: Washington, D.C. Has America’s Highest Concentration Of Psychopaths — the DC drain – conservative politics

ㅤ”You may be shocked to learn that, according to a recent study by Southern Methodist University, our nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., has the country’s highest concentration of psychopathic individuals. ㅤ Okay, you won’t be surprised at all.”ㅤ Full story at Ben Shapiro’s Daily Wire, image from wsimg(.com) – 6/18/18. See “psychopaths, washington.”ㅤHomeㅤ Tap the text […]

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Study: Climate Skeptics Arguments are Demonstrably False — Watts Up With That?

Guest essay by Eric Worrall A lecturer in critical thinking has demonstrated his technique for defeating climate skepticism. How to use critical thinking to spot false climate claims February 7, 2018 3.46pm AEDT Peter Ellerton Lecturer in Critical Thinking, Director of the UQ Critical Thinking Project, The University of Queensland Much of the public discussion […]

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LOL! Study PR headline: ‘Mammals and birds could have best shot at surviving climate change’ — Iowa Climate Science Education

From the UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA and the “you really need to get out of you office more” department comes this inane press release. Apparently, climate has never changed rapidly before if you believe these folks. Mammals and birds could have best shot at surviving climate change New research that analyzed more than 270 million years […]

via LOL! Study PR headline: ‘Mammals and birds could have best shot at surviving climate change’ — Iowa Climate Science Education

Study: we’re going to miss (and overshoot) the 2°C warming target — Watts Up With That?

From the UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON and the “We’ll always have Paris” department. Global temperature targets will be missed within decades unless carbon emissions reversed New projections by researchers from the Universities of Southampton and Liverpool, and the Australian National University in Canberra, could be the catalyst the world has sought to determine how best to meet […]

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More transgender people seeking medical help – study — Family First NZ

NewsHub 19 January 2018Family First Comment: Depends what type of ‘help’ they’re seeking. If it’s to ‘cut’ at the body and take drugs, it won’t help. If it’s counselling and support to deal with the gender identity disorder, it will. You don’t give people with anorexia nervosa weight-loss pills eh. More transgender Kiwis are seeking…

via More transgender people seeking medical help – study — Family First NZ

Study: Arctic ocean ‘methane bomb’ really isn’t anything to worry about — Watts Up With That?

From the UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER comes this study that backs up a study that we reported on just a few days ago about methane clathrates on the ocean floor. The so-called Arctic “methane bomb” that some off the rails climate scientists have been worrying about just isn’t going to happen. Release of ancient methane due to […]

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Study: no acceleration in global warming, climate sensitivity to CO2 too high — Watts Up With That?

New research yields old result: Climate warming slow, steady. Observed value is half that of CMIP5 climate models. HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (Nov. 29, 2017) — The rate at which Earth’s atmosphere is warming has not significantly accelerated over the past 23 years, according to research at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH). If you take away […]

via Study: no acceleration in global warming, climate sensitivity to CO2 too high — Watts Up With That?

Study urges global-change researchers to embrace variability — Watts Up With That?

Findings portend benefits in restoration and aquaculture VIRGINIA INSTITUTE OF MARINE SCIENCE Scientists typically make every effort to keep all factors but one constant when doing an experiment. Global-change scientists might move a coral from a reef to an aquarium whose water is held 1°C higher to test the effects of the ocean warming predicted […]

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Study: Home buyers don’t pay more for energy efficient homes — Watts Up With That?

From the NORWEGIAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY Energy efficiency labeling for homes has little effect on purchase price Labeling doesn’t appear to convince home buyers to pay more for energy efficient homes. Most buyers aren’t thinking about energy performance certification when they’re house shopping. That’s the conclusion of a team of researchers from the […]

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Study: Global warming will damage roads – Current roads only built ‘to withstand pre-1995 climate’ —

I’M MELTING! — We’re building roads to withstand last century’s climate Asphalt in use tolerates the temperature extremes of a period that ended in 1995. JOHN TIMMER – 9/19/2017, 4:36 PM Enlarge Wikimedia Commons 116 Does it make sense to build something that will almost certainly end up wrecked before its useful lifetime is over? In most…

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Study Recommends Having One Less Child Because Climate — Watts Up With That?

Guest essay by Eric Worrall A new study has collated climate recommendations from other studies. Top of the list is convincing parents to have smaller families, one less child, to reduce the human carbon footprint. In my opinion, this advice, if translated to public policy, could trigger a damaging demographic crisis. The most effective individual […]

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US Study: Legal Pot Linked to Increase in Auto Collisions — Family First NZ

US News 22 June 2017Family First Comment: Do we really want dopey drivers?“We’re concerned about impaired driving in general. Marijuana just layers on top of other impairments like alcohol.”www.saynopetodope.org.nz Car crash claims are on the rise in three states where recreational marijuana use is legal, according to an insurance study released Thursday. The Highway Loss…

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It’s not pain but ‘existential distress’ that leads people to assisted suicide, study suggests

The Washington Post 26 May 2017
Family First Comment: Interesting findings – and debunks claims that euthanasia is required because of physical pain..
“Their quality of life is not what they want. They are mostly educated and affluent — people who are used to being successful and in control of their lives, and it’s how they want their death to be.”
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“These patients considered a hastened death over prolonged periods of time and repeatedly assessed the benefits and burdens of living versus dying… Lack of access to health care and lack of palliative care also were not mentioned as issues of concern.”

But a study released Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests the answers may be surprising: The reasons patients gave for wanting to end their lives had more to do with psychological suffering than physical suffering.

The study, based on information from Canada’s University Health Network in Toronto, represents all 74 people who inquired about assistance in dying from March 2016 to March 2017. Most were white and were diagnosed with cancer or a neurological disorder like amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Canada’s Medical Assistance in Dying law, or MAiD, allows for adults with serious and incurable diseases in an advanced state to seek help. At the University Health Network, which operates four large hospitals, patients must go through several levels of evaluations, and if they meet the criteria, they can come to the hospital to receive a lethal medication intravenously.

For many people, death from a terminal illness may be synonymous with pain. Much of the discussion about assisted suicide focuses on compassionate palliative care for cancer patients and about suffering that can’t be controlled by even the strongest opioids. But that’s not what the people in the new study report.

“It’s what I call existential distress,” explained researcher Madeline Li, an associate professor at University of Toronto. “Their quality of life is not what they want. They are mostly educated and affluent — people who are used to being successful and in control of their lives, and it’s how they want their death to be.”

“It has been very surprising to me,” Li said in an interview.

One of the main things these patients bring up has to do with “autonomy.” It’s a broad philosophical concept that has to do with being able to make your own decisions, not being dependent on others, wanting to be able to enjoy the things you enjoy and wanting dignity.

One patient was a marathon runner before her cancer left her confined to bed. “That was not how she saw her identity,” Li said. Another patient, a university professor, identified his intellect as the most important quality that he values in himself: “He had a brain tumor, and he didn’t want to get to the point of losing control of his own mind, couldn’t think clearly and couldn’t be present.”

The study also provides information regarding one of the most controversial aspects of physician-assisted suicide: That it could be forced on the poor, uninsured or those worried about being a burden to their loved ones. In Canada, a requirement for being considered for MAiD is being under the national health insurance program, and most of the patients were financially well-off.

A study published in 2015 based on interviews with 159 patients or family members of deceased patients in Oregon — which allowed physicians to give prescriptions for self-administered lethal medications in 1997 — found similarly complex psychological motivations for decisions.

“These patients considered a hastened death over prolonged periods of time and repeatedly assessed the benefits and burdens of living versus dying,” researchers wrote in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. “None of the participants cited responding to bad news, such as the diagnosis of cancer, or a depressed mood as motivations for interest in hastened death. Lack of access to health care and lack of palliative care also were not mentioned as issues of concern.”

Likewise a study in the New England Journal of Medicine in 1999 about the first year of the Oregon law noted: “Many physicians reported that their patients had been decisive and independent throughout their lives or that the decision to request a lethal prescription was consistent with a long-standing belief about the importance of controlling the manner in which they died.”
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