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November 25, 2015

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November 25, 2015

Want Honesty? Make It the Easiest Choice, Suggests Research

Nov. 24, 2015 — We're more likely to do the right thing in situations of moral conflict when it requires little to no effort, new research confirms. If income information is automatically entered into our tax ... read more

Innovative Reports to Help Utility Regulators, Policymakers and Electric Industry

Nov. 23, 2015 — The electric industry in the U.S. is undergoing significant changes for a number of reasons, including new and improved technologies, changing customer desires, low load growth in many regions, and ... read more

Law Experts Propose Revisions for International Health Regulations

Nov. 23, 2015 — A trio of global health law experts warn the window for fundamental reform of the International Health Regulations -- opened by the Ebola epidemic -- is 'rapidly ... read more

Independent Panel of Global Experts Calls for Critical Reforms to Prevent Future Pandemics

Nov. 23, 2015 — A hard-hitting analysis of the global response to the 2014-15 Ebola outbreak in West Africa has been issued by an independent group of 20 experts from around the ... read more

Marked Decline in Retailer Compliance After Enactment of NYC's Tobacco 21 Law

Nov. 20, 2015 — In a study examining compliance with NYC's law increasing legal age for purchasing cigarettes from 18 to 21, researchers found retailer compliance with ID checks significantly decreased since ... read more

Number of High-Skilled Mexican Entrepreneurs Migrating to US Has Increased

Nov. 19, 2015 — The number of high-skilled Mexican entrepreneurs migrating to the United States has increased in recent years, but the trend is not solely in response to organized crime activity in Mexico, according ... read more

'Orphan Drug' Loophole Needs Closing, Researchers Say

Nov. 19, 2015 — Health experts are calling on lawmakers and regulators to close loopholes in the Orphan Drug Act they claim give drug companies millions of dollars in unintended and misplaced subsidies and tax ... read more

The Netherlands Scores Average in Climate Change Adaptation

Nov. 19, 2015 — Compared to other countries, the Netherlands takes an average position when it comes to implementing climate change adaptation initiatives. In the period 2010-2014, little changes have been observed ... read more

Has Syria Painted a Target on Medical Teams Around the World?

Nov. 18, 2015 — Even in war, hospitals have a kind of invisible bubble around them. But in Syria, that bubble has burst dozens of times, says a new report. And that may put medical facilities and workers in other ... read more

Latin America's Economic Prospects Dim Into 2016

Nov. 18, 2015 — Trade and financial shocks in the form of collapsing commodity prices and reduced availability of external financing have worsened Latin America's economic prospects in the past year, according ... read more

Tracking Freight Flows

Nov. 17, 2015 — A new freight database that will help transportation officials improve highways, railroads and other trade routes across the country. With about two million records in the database, this resource ... read more

What Leads to the Local Adoption and Implementation of Recreational Marijuana Policies?

Nov. 17, 2015 — When states move to legalize marijuana, local governments are faced with enacting -- or in some cases restricting -- the policy change in their jurisdictions. Using Colorado as a case study, a new ... read more

Population Health Promotion: Stratified Approach for Cardiovascular Health

Nov. 16, 2015 — Promoting cardiovascular health worldwide, experts discuss how the practice of medicine will change to reflect an increase in ambulatory ... read more

Large Study Sums Up Health Issues for New Child Refugees to U.S.

Nov. 13, 2015 — For refugee children newly arrived in the US, hepatitis B, tuberculosis, parasitic worms, high blood lead levels and anemia are among the top public health concerns covered by screening programs. In ... read more

Houston-Galveston Region Could Be Better Protected from Impact of Hurricanes and Severe Storms

Nov. 13, 2015 — New structural and nonstructural solutions could better protect the Houston-Galveston region from the impact of hurricanes and severe storms, according to a research paper by energy, engineering and ... read more

Despite Substantial Progress, the World Fell Short of the Maternal Mortality Target in the Millennium Development Goals, UN Report Shows

Nov. 13, 2015 — Despite reducing maternal mortality by an impressive 44 percent between 1990 and 2015, the world fell well short of the target of a 75 percent reduction that appeared in the Millennium Development ... read more

Timing Is Everything for Renewable Energy Use

Nov. 12, 2015 — As the world prepares for the UN climate talks in Paris later this month, researchers warn that there’s no time to waste in shifting to renewable energy sources if we are to avoid dangerous climate ... read more

Researchers Call for Investment in Cancer Control in Low And Middle-Income Countries

Nov. 12, 2015 — Investments in cancer control -- prevention, detection, diagnosis, treatment, and palliative care -- are increasingly needed in low- and, particularly, middle-income countries, where most of the ... read more

Affordable Care Act Architect: What Is Role of Radiology in Transformed Health Care System?

Nov. 11, 2015 — A former White House adviser who helped devise the Affordable Care Act (ACA), will provide advice for radiologists on how to adapt to the new health care environment, including responding to downward ... read more

Idea of Slow Climate Change in Earth's Past Misleading

Nov. 11, 2015 — Climate change is progressing rapidly. It is not the first time in our planet's history that temperatures have been rising, but it is happening much faster now than it ever has before. Or is it? ... read more

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