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Roxy Mountain PBS: Disappearance of Monarch butterflies linked to decline in milkweed

Tom Weissling, an associate professor of entomology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, says he has found fewer Monarch larvae in his rough survey of about two-thirds of Nebraska counties. He's also finding less milkweed, a plant that Monarch larvae require.

Discovery News: Early Native Americans raised turkeys, but not for food

New research indicates that Native Americans at a Utah site known as the Turkey Pen ruins, rarely ate the turkeys they raised. Instead they tended the large birds for their coveted feathers. Analysis of human hair of Native Americans from the Ancestral Pueblo Tradition, sometimes known as the Anasazi) showed that they relied heavily on corn for their diets. Anthropologist Phil Geib of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln said that even though the people used turkey feathers for clothing, headdresses and even arrow fletching, it is puzzling tag they did not also eat the birds.

Windy City Times: Trans couple talk romance, work and activism

Precious Davis, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduate and advocate for the trans community, discusses her romance with Myles Brady. Davis is to be featured on an upcoming episode of "Say Yes to the Dress" on TLC.

Daily Mail: Conservatives like politicians with a deep voice and a strong jaw

John Hibbing, a political scientist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln who studies the biological bases for political attitudes, comments on new research from Aarhus University that finds conservatives prefer candidates with strong facial features.

Science Daily: Republicans prefer politicians with deep voices

John Hibbing, a political science professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln who studies the biological underpinnings of political attitudes, comments on new research from Aarhus University that finds conservative voters prefer candidates with deep voices and strong jaws.

Nov242015 Kids' ADHD medications can cause sleep problems

Medicines used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in children may cause sleep problems, according newly published research from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Lead study author Katie Kidwell notes that sleep impairment is related to many cognitive, emotional and behavioral consequences.

AgWeb (Farm Journal): Rental agreements for cover crop grazing

Jay Parsons and Mary Drewnoski of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln offer advice to cropland owners considering renting out land growing cover crops for cattle grazing.

National Public Radio: Common ADHD medications do indeed disturb children's sleep

For a child with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, meeting the daily expectations of home and school life can be a struggle that extends to bedtime. The stimulant medications commonly used to treat ADHD can cause difficulty falling and staying asleep, a study by University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers find. "Poor sleep makes ADHD symptoms worse," said Katherine Kidwell, a doctoral student in clinical psychology at UNL, who led the study. The NPR story was published by a number of NPR stations nationally.

Parent Herald: ADHD meds linked to sleeping problems in kids

After finding a link between stimulant medications and poor sleep in children with attention-deficity/hyperactivity disorder, researchers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln recommend that pediatricians monitor children taking the meds for potential adverse effects on their sleep. Katie Kidwell of UNL's Department of Psychology was lead author for the study, published in the journal Pediatrics.

Psych Central: ADHD meds can cause sleep problems in kids

The decades-long controversy over whether stimulant medications for childhood attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder may be finally over. A new study from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln concludes that stimulant medications for ADHD can cause sleep problems for the children who take them. "We would recommend that pediatricians frequently monitor children with ADHD who are prescribed stimulants for potential adverse effects on sleep," said Katie Kidwell, the study's lead author.


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