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October 8, 2015

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October 8, 2015

Affordable Care Act Helps Virginia Improve HIV Outcomes

Oct. 8, 2015 — Low-income HIV patients enrolled in Affordable Care Act health-care plans achieved better outcomes and the resulting cost savings allowed the state of Virginia to support care for more patients, ... read more

College Labor Market Still in High Gear

Oct. 8, 2015 — The job market for college graduates is poised for a third straight year of explosive growth, as companies in most industries seek new talent, according to the largest annual survey of US ... read more

New Tools Help Provide Vital Demographics, Population Statistics to Policymakers

Oct. 6, 2015 — Those looking for data and analytical reports often turn to the American Community Survey (ACS) from the US Census, which provides data such as unemployment, median household income, and housing ... read more

Male Suicide on Rise as Result of Austerity, Report Suggests

Oct. 6, 2015 — Young males between the ages of 10 and 24 have committed suicide in growing numbers as a direct result of austerity measures brought in across Europe following the 2009 recession, a new report ... read more

Oct. 5, 2015 — The targets for lower emissions of carbon dioxide from Europe's basic industries are out of reach, without urgent introduction of innovative carbon dioxide mitigation technologies, say ... read more

The Danish Nitrogen Budget in a Nutshell

Sep. 30, 2015 — To get a clearer overall picture of the sources and sinks of nitrogen, scientists have developed a national nitrogen budget for Denmark for the years 1990 to 2010. The budget shows inputs and outputs ... read more

New Study Improves Understanding of Best Practices in Peer-Review of Research Proposals

Sep. 29, 2015 — The American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) has published findings from research it conducted on the relationship between panel discussion and scoring in teleconference and face-to-face ... read more

Sep. 29, 2015 — The United States has fallen behind on offshore wind power, experts say. Their findings show that while offshore wind turbines have been successfully deployed in Europe since 1991, the U.S. is ... read more

Cost Savings from Add-on Pricing May Result in Profit Loss

Sep. 29, 2015 — Researchers conducted a study examining the increasingly popular add-on pricing model of hotels, airlines and banks. They built a new model to see if cost savings can trigger more intense competition ... read more

Cash: Friend or Foe?

Oct. 1, 2015 — Investigation into cash-rich companies is revealing insights into corporate governance and shareholder value, according to new ... read more

Breakthroughs Need in-Depth Knowledge, Not Just Cross-Collaboration, Study Shows

Sep. 28, 2015 — Most high-impact innovation happens when knowledge and people from different fields are brought together to create something new, previous research has found. But new findings show that truly new, ... read more

Over Three-Quarters of People With Cancer Worldwide Have No Access to Safe Surgery

Sep. 28, 2015 — Over 80 percent of the 15 million people diagnosed with cancer worldwide in 2015 will need surgery, but less than a quarter will have access to proper, safe, affordable surgical care when they need ... read more

Tackling the Global Shortfall in Radiotherapy Could Save Millions of Lives and Boost the Economy of Poorer Countries

Sep. 26, 2015 — Millions of people are dying from potentially treatable cancers like breast and prostate because of a chronic underinvestment in radiotherapy resources, according to a major new Commission on access ... read more

Companies Increase Profits With Multichannel Shoppers: Study in INFORMS' Marketing Science

Sep. 25, 2015 — Companies can increase profits by getting customers to buy through more than one channel, for example the bricks-and-mortar store and the Internet rather than the store alone. However, this strategy ... read more

Sep. 24, 2015 — Brazil's public authorities regularly publish "blacklists" of municipalities with high illegal deforestation rates. This environmental policy tool is working: scientists have found ... read more

Stillbirth Should Be Given Greater Priority on the Global Health Agenda, Argue Experts

Sep. 23, 2015 — Clear targets to prevent stillbirths should be included in national and global health plans, argue ... read more

Marketing: How Does Business Debt Affect Firm Value and Consumer Satisfaction?

Sep. 23, 2015 — Feeling less satisfied with the businesses you patronize? It might be because those businesses are in a lot of debt. According to a new study, a company that has a lot of financial leverage -- that ... read more

Marketing Partnerships: Stock Prices Don't Always Run With the Bulls

Sep. 23, 2015 — When two companies form a marketing alliance, investors always herald that as good news and send the companies' stock prices sky high, right? Well, maybe not. As a new study shows, marketing ... read more

Accountable Care Organizations: A First Look at Shared Savings Distributions

Sep. 23, 2015 — Taking the first close look at a federal program designed to provide cost-savings incentives in exchange for more efficient health care, a new study has found that, while using those cost-savings as ... read more

Almost One-Third of Families of Children With Cancer Have Unmet Basic Needs During Treatment

Sep. 23, 2015 — Almost one-third of families whose children were being treated for cancer faced food, housing or energy insecurity and one-quarter lost more than 40 percent of household income, according to a new ... read more

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