Category Archives: OA

On SAGE Insight: What’s the harm in mixing alcohol and drugs? A lot, apparently!

In a recent study that Dr. Meenakshi Subbaraman and I published with colleagues in the journal Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, we found that U.S. adults who use alcohol and drugs at the same time are more likely to … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Open Education platforms: Theoretical ideas, digital operations and the figure of the open learner

From European Educational Research Journal Open Education (OE), a generic term for a collection of practices that seek to broaden the access to education through digital means, has gained increasing traction and popularity over the last years and from various … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Playing with gender borders: Flirting and alcohol consumption among young adults in Denmark

When young adults drink alcohol, they often do so when going out with friends to party in bars and clubs. When they go out to these mainstream places, they enter venues where there are certain expectations to their behaviour that … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight; Identifying diffusion patterns of research articles on Twitter: A case study of online engagement with open access articles

From Public Understanding of Science Science has long been of public interest, as well as a site of intellectual and political contestation. However, it is only in recent years that social media—particularly Twitter, blogs, and academic social networks such as … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Changing the Default to Support Open Access to Education Research

From Educational Researcher The Internet has revolutionized the way we share and access information, yet most scholarly journal literature remains locked behind paywalls for the average reader. Thus, practitioners and policymakers in fields like education are unable to access articles that would otherwise benefit … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: New recommendations for chronic breathlessness care

New recommendations for services for people living with chronic breathlessness in advanced disease have been developed and prioritised by people from a variety of professions and disciplines, including patient and carer representatives. Their recommendations emphasise the need for improved access … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Why are there ethnic differences in cardio-metabolic risk factors and cardiovascular diseases?

The population of Europe has become increasingly more ethnically diverse with an estimated 55% of residents in urban London originating from non-White British backgrounds. Studies investigating populations of various ethnic backgrounds have found the risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Navigating Big Data dilemmas

Facebook is yet again dominating news headlines, this time for its #10YearChallenge encouraging users to post pictures of themselves from 10 years ago and today. While ostensibly a fun and trivial exercise, the viral challenge raised questions regarding whether the … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Using beef cattle to learn more about obesity and pulmonary hypertension in humans

The increased occurrence of both adult and juvenile overweight and obese individuals, termed the “obesity epidemic” in the US and other developed nations, has been accompanied by attendant increases in cardiovascular disease. The consequences of the Western diet on systemic … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Alcohol policies at student unions in Sweden

Every university in Sweden has one or several student unions. The aim of the unions is to facilitate and promote members’ education, and they are also engaged in organizing social activities for students. Many student unions run their own pubs … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Isolating therapeutic procedures to investigate mechanisms of change in cognitive behavioral therapy for depression

Although cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is the most extensively studied and evidence-based treatment for depression, 47% of the individuals suffering from depression show no response to CBT, and improvement is highly necessary. One way to improve treatments is to find … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: The moral economy of open access

Special Issue on Moral economies of the digital Guest Editor: Dave Elder-Vass From European Journal of Social Theory Access to and profit from scientific publications have become one of the defining issues in contemporary knowledge production. Public attention has been … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Self-monitoring for health and wellness

The use of persuasive technologies (PT) aimed at encouraging desirable change by shaping and reinforcing behavior, attitude, or both, is growing in virtually all areas of health and wellness. Self-monitoring, through various tools including smartphone apps and other devices, is … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Why are African Americans more susceptible to acute respiratory distress syndrome?

Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a vexing critical care illness in patients with respiratory failure. A fundamental pathobiological feature of ARDS is an increase in blood vessel permeability, and the permeability of its lining, resulting in excessive fluid leakage … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Pharmacotherapy of type 1 diabetes in children and adolescents: more than insulin?

For pediatric patients with type 1 diabetes, intensified insulin therapy, with either multiple daily injections or insulin pump therapy, is currently the only method of treatment. To optimize this therapy, insulin analogues are fixed parts of all therapy regimens. Analogue … Continue reading

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