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May 25, 2015

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Significant Cost Savings Found in Pediatric Telemedicine Consults

May 21, 2015 — A comprehensive study has been completed to determine whether pediatric telemedicine consultations with rural emergency departments save money compared to telephone ... read more

Australian Public Not Being Informed About Dangers of Medical Overdiagnosis

May 20, 2015 — A national survey reveals that only one in ten Australians report being told about the risk of overdiagnosis by their doctors, according to research. The increasingly recognized problem of ... read more

Pressure to Expand Is Crucial Key to Firms' Success

May 20, 2015 — A researcher who studies the intersection of economics, evolutionary theory and philosophy has found that strong culture among a business' employees is only important if the business itself ... read more

Curing Hepatitis C Could Yield Huge Economic Benefit

May 17, 2015 — While a new generation of safer, more effective oral medications to treat hepatitis C patients may cost tens of thousands of dollars for a 12-week regiment, investing in these new therapies could ... read more

Age-Friendly Communities Essential to Urban Elders' Well-Being

May 15, 2015 — The future of communities around the world will in large part be determined by the efforts to achieve a high quality of life for their older citizens, according to a new article. Age-friendly ... read more

Model Predicts Which Delinquent Credit Card Holders Will Pay

May 14, 2015 — A way to accurately predict which delinquent credit card accounts will repay an outstanding balance has been created by researchers. Banks need to know which accounts are worth spending money on -- ... read more

Learning Entrepreneurship: Starting a Business Is a Matter of Adequate Training

May 13, 2015 — The capacity to think and act in entrepreneurial terms is present in many people -- unbeknown to most of them. Action-oriented entrepreneurship training sessions can unlock dormant potential and ... read more

May 13, 2015 — Projects that stimulate sustainable fishing in developing countries often get no further than good intentions. Thus, some of the imported fish sold in European and North American shops may be less ... read more

Climate Change Attitudes Are Reflected on Social Networks

May 11, 2015 — People who believe in climate change have more Facebook friends than those who do not consider climate change a problem. A dissertation in economics shows that values and social networks are linked ... read more

Vying for Seats in the C-Suite: Marketing and PR's Focus Is Too Narrow, Study Finds

May 11, 2015 — Corporate communicators and marketing teams often compete to be in the C-suite, according to a new study. But 'so few seats exist that it's often 'either/or,' said a researcher ... read more

Seven in 10 Take Early Pension Payout

May 12, 2015 — As governments and corporations around the world face pension shortfalls, a groundbreaking study in Croatia by a team of US researchers explores the likelihood and circumstances under which people ... read more

Six Times More Expensive to Travel by Car Than by Bicycle: Study

May 12, 2015 — It is six times more expensive for society -- and for you individually -- if you travel by car instead of cycling. This has been shown in a study from Copenhagen, a city of cyclists. It is the first ... read more

Congress Approval Rating Tanking Over Poor Choice of Words

May 11, 2015 — US Congress approval ratings are at record lows. Now a new study suggests that this may be partly due to a decline in the use of warm, agreeable language in the ... read more

Global Health Leaders Call for Global Biomedical Research and Development Fund, Mechanism

May 11, 2015 — World leaders should consider the establishment of a global biomedical research and development fund and a mechanism to address the dearth in innovation for today's most pressing global health ... read more

Buyers' Readiness to Take Risk Is Top Cause for Volatility in US House Prices

May 7, 2015 — Consumer willingness to take chances with their money in large part triggers fluctuations in housing prices, a study concludes. Researchers used a dynamic factor model to boil down the price-rent ... read more

Nobody Wants to Foot the Bill for New Antibiotics: Norwegian Study

May 7, 2015 — The Norwegian government is working on a strategy to handle problems with antibiotic resistant bacteria after an outbreak of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) at a pig farm in ... read more

Customers Will Pay More Today If There's Payback Later, Shows Equal Billing Study

May 6, 2015 — A study of the best ways to structure equal billing plans says that smart companies should set them up so that customers get money back at the end of the term. Not only do they think they prefer to ... read more

Companies' Bottom Lines Benefit When Former Politicians Join Leadership Teams

May 5, 2015 — Companies can experience a significant improvement to their bottom lines when a former politician takes a leadership role, but company leaders who move into the political area do not provide the same ... read more

What Does the Public Think About Paying People to Donate Their Organs?

Apr. 23, 2015 — Members of the public in Australia considered reimbursement and justifiable recompensation of costs related to organ donation to be legitimate ways of supporting living donors. Financial payment ... read more

Double-Digit Growth for Firms Creating Own Online Communities

May 4, 2015 — Double-digit revenue growth has been observed for firms that create their own brand-specific online communities. Engaging consumers through online social networks is an increasingly mission-critical ... read more

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