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May 30, 2015

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May 30, 2015

End European Agreements With Tobacco Industry Designed to Curb Smuggling, Urge Experts

May 29, 2015 — The agreements drawn up between the European Union and the four major transnational tobacco companies, to crack down on cigarette smuggling and recoup lost tax revenues, are failing to meet their ... read more

May 27, 2015 — The increasing inequality in income and wealth in recent years, together with excessive pay packages of CEOs in the U.S. and abroad, is of growing concern. Researchers have now examines income ... read more

Study Shows How Students Understand Mathematics

May 27, 2015 — A new paper examines if the labels educators use to identify patterns affects preschoolers' understanding of patterns. Understanding that problem and developing strategies to overcome it is the ... read more

May 28, 2015 — A connection between certain approaches to racial socialization in early childhood and parents' expectations for greater success in school has been uncovered by a new study. The researchers ... read more

News May Influence Racial Bias

May 28, 2015 — A recent study suggests that long-term exposure to news may negatively influence racial bias towards social ... read more

Controlling Typhoid Bacterium Key to Prevent Gallbladder Cancer in India and Pakistan

May 28, 2015 — Controlling bacterial infections responsible for typhoid fever could dramatically reduce the risk of gallbladder cancer in India and Pakistan, according to study. The findings establish the causal ... read more

Health Factors Influence Ex-Prisoners' Chances of Returning to Jail

May 28, 2015 — Ex-prisoners with a history of risky drug use, mental illness or poverty are more likely to end up back behind bars. Those who are obese, are chronically ill or have attempted suicide are more likely ... read more

Pangolin Trade: Experts Urge Reforms to CITES

May 28, 2015 — New research by conservationists suggests that in order to manage trade-threatened species more effectively the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora needs ... read more

Study Cites Federal Policy as Key to Primary Care Access and Nurse Practitioner Workforce Development

May 28, 2015 — With demand for primary care expected to increase sharply over the next five years– due to passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), population growth and aging – the role of advanced-practice ... read more

US Healthcare: Medication Data Provides Insights Into Who Is Covered by ACA

May 27, 2015 — As the US Supreme Court considers the legality of tax subsidies to buy health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), an investigation provides an unprecedented look at prescription data ... read more

Girls Receive Conflicting Career Messages from Media, New Research Shows

May 27, 2015 — Teenage girls like and feel more similar to women in appearance-focused jobs such as models and actresses, though they find female CEOs and military pilots to be better role models, according to a ... read more

Congressional Action Needed to Optimize Regulation of Genomic Tests

May 27, 2015 — Latest generation genomic testing offers a chance for improvements in patient care, disease prevention and healthcare cost-effectiveness. A new report recommends that Congress incentivize development ... read more

Ending Medicaid Dental Benefit Is Costly, Experts Say

May 27, 2015 — A study finds states gain little when dropping adult dental coverage. Researchers say adults in California made 1,800 more hospital visits annually for dental care after losing the benefit. ... read more

May 27, 2015 — Electricity systems in the United States are so haphazardly regulated for reliability, it’s nearly impossible for customers to know their true risk of losing service in a major storm, experts ... read more

May 27, 2015 — More than 5 million children in Europe have been born as a result of assisted reproductive technologies, yet many European countries have regulations that restrict different aspects of these ... read more

Challenging Students Benefit from Limit Setting

May 27, 2015 — The teacher’s interaction style can either foster or slow down the development of math skills among children with challenging temperaments, Finnish researchers have ... read more

Using Debt to Maintain Status Quo Leaves Families on Rocky Road to Recovery

May 27, 2015 — Economically vulnerable families are increasingly willing to take on debt to maintain a basic standard of living -- a situation that can put them into a deep financial hole, according to a new ... read more

Millennials: The Least Religious Generation

May 27, 2015 — In what may be the largest study ever conducted on changes in Americans' religious involvement, researchers have found that millennials are the least religious generation of the last six ... read more

State Regulations for Indoor Tanning Could Lead to a National Regulatory Framework

May 27, 2015 — A national regulatory framework designed to prevent and limit indoor tanning is needed to alleviate the cancer burden and reduce the billions in financial costs from preventable skin cancer, say two ... read more

Social Media and Archaeology: A Match Not Made in Heaven

May 27, 2015 — The social web is bound up in relations of power, control, freedom, labor and exploitation, with consequences that portend real instability for the cultural sector and for social welfare overall. ... read more

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