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April 25, 2015

Apr. 23, 2015 — Since it was first published in 2012, the World Happiness Report demonstrated that well-being and happiness are critical indicators of a nation's economic and social development, and should be a ... read more

Vehicle Cost, Lack of Consumer Information Hinder Purchases of Plug-in Electric Vehicles

Apr. 22, 2015 — Vehicle cost, current battery technology, and inadequate consumer knowledge are some of the barriers preventing widespread adoption of plug-in electric vehicles, says a new congressionally mandated ... read more

Apr. 20, 2015 — Poor quality medicines are an urgent threat that could undermine decades of successful efforts to combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and TB, according to experts. Scientists report up to 41 percent of ... read more

Higher-Than-Expected Pediatric Cancer Rates Identified in Two Florida Areas

Apr. 20, 2015 — Higher-than-expected rates of pediatric cancers have been identified in the Miami metro area and an area west of the Everglades in a series of five statistical analyses. Comparisons across analyses ... read more

College Rankings Go Under the Microscope

Apr. 18, 2015 — While parents, students and admissions officials annually comb through college and university rankings, education researchers have largely ignored the controversial yet influential listings. ... read more

A Call to US Educators: Learn from Canada

Apr. 18, 2015 — In contrast to the contentious debates over education reform in the US, the Canadian province Ontario has taken a cooperative route to improving schools that often rank among the top performers on ... read more

Poll: Massachusetts Police Chiefs Favor Discretion in Issuing Concealed Gun Permits

Apr. 16, 2015 — Who decides who can carry concealed firearms legally? Should local police chiefs have a say? Massachusetts police chiefs think so. A new survey finds that a majority of Massachusetts police chiefs ... read more

Apr. 16, 2015 — A global study on canine rabies has found that 160 people die every single day from the disease. The report is the first study to consider the impact in terms of deaths and the economic costs of ... read more

Expecting Higher Prices Can Spur Spending

Apr. 16, 2015 — When consumers expect higher inflation ahead, they become more willing to spend on the spot, according to new research. In other words, consumers will buy more because money saved would be less ... read more

Intellectual Property in 3-D Printing

Apr. 16, 2015 — The implications of intellectual property in 3D printing have been outlined in two documents created for the UK ... read more

Inside Health-Reform Savings in the United States

Apr. 15, 2015 — In the first year of Medicare's Pioneer Accountable Care Organization program, the 32 participating provider organizations achieved a 1.2 percent savings while maintaining or improving ... read more

Oxycodone Overdose Deaths Drop 25 Percent After Launch of Prescgram

Apr. 15, 2015 — Oxycodone-related deaths dropped 25 percent after Florida implemented its Prescription Drug Monitoring Program in late 2011 as part of its response to the state's prescription drug abuse ... read more

Active Aging on the Up in EU, Despite Economic Crisis and Austerity

Apr. 15, 2015 — A healthy and active old age is a reality for many Europeans and is a genuine possibility for many more, despite the 2008 economic crash and years of austerity measures, according to a new ... read more

Building Healthier Communities Should Be a Priority When Preparing for and Recovering from Disasters

Apr. 15, 2015 — US communities and federal agencies should more intentionally seek to create healthier communities during disaster preparation and recovery efforts -- something that rarely happens now, says a new ... read more

How Limiting CEO Pay Can Be More Effective, Less Costly

Apr. 15, 2015 — A new article offers insights into the political economy of executive-compensation reform. The analysis also offers insights into the political economy of executive-compensation ... read more

UK Research Cash for Dementia, Stroke Still Way Too Low, Experts Say

Apr. 13, 2015 — The amount of government money pumped into dementia and stroke research in the UK has risen significantly in recent years, but it is still way too low when compared with the economic and personal ... read more

Major Occupational Health Groups Publish Guidance for Employers on the Impact of Marijuana in the Workplace

Apr. 13, 2015 — Experts have published guidance for employers aimed at helping them better understand the implications of marijuana use on the workforce as attitudes toward marijuana and laws restricting it continue ... read more

Psychological Testing in the Service of Disability Determination

Apr. 10, 2015 — Broader use of standardized psychological testing for applicants submitting disability claims to the US Social Security Administration should improve the accuracy and consistency of disability ... read more

Spending Cuts in India Will Hurt Already Inadequate Health Services, Experts Say

Apr. 9, 2015 — Deep cuts in health spending by the Indian government will lead to continued inadequate health services and delays in achieving universal access to healthcare, argue experts. The Bharatiya Janata ... read more

Affordable Care Act Provision for Young Adults Leaves Racial Disparities Intact Among Trauma Patients

Apr. 9, 2015 — The Affordable Care Act (ACA) allowed millions of young adults to retain health care coverage through their parents’ insurance plans, but new research finds that many young African-American and ... read more

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