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November 24, 2015

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November 24, 2015

Out of School and Into Debt? Calls for Teens to Better Understad on Money Matters

Nov. 23, 2015 — A new study has found school leavers and first-year university students don't know how to manage a car loan, repay credit cards or figure out mobile phone ... 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

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

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

School Choice Programs Lead to Private School Revenue Gains

Nov. 9, 2015 — As private school vouchers gain popularity and the financial implications become more complicated, one question remains: Where does the money spent by these programs ultimately go? Researchers found ... read more

End 'Stem Cell Tourism,' Experts Urge

Nov. 9, 2015 — The continued marketing and use of experimental stem cell-based interventions inside and outside the United States is problematic and unsustainable, according to a new paper by science policy and ... read more

To Improve Patients' Health, Should You Pay Physicians, Patients, or Both?

Nov. 8, 2015 — Providing financial incentives to both primary care physicians and patients leads to a greater reduction in low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol in patients than paying only the physician or ... read more

Medicines for Breast Cancer: The Affordability Controversy

Nov. 6, 2015 — New and better drugs to treat diseases such as advanced breast cancer will have little effect on improving patient outcomes if a country does not have good health-care structures in ... read more

Nov. 5, 2015 — Physicians who spend more health care dollars on procedures for patients reduce their malpractice claim risk. The study affirms this widely-held assumption, tying higher spending to lower malpractice ... read more

Buying a New Furnace: Will You Use Your Savings or Assume More Debt?

Nov. 2, 2015 — It's getting closer to winter, and all of a sudden you need a new HVAC system that'll cost $5,000. You've got the money in a savings account. Will you spend that money, or pay with a ... read more

Hazards of Old Natural-Gas Pipes Spur Upgrades

Oct. 28, 2015 — Millions of residents across the US rely on natural gas to heat their homes, stoves and showers. But leaks along the thousands of miles of pipeline that deliver the fuel are a costly -- and sometimes ... read more

Growing Old Can Be Risky Business

Oct. 20, 2015 — Managing money can be difficult at any age. For older adults, changes in physical condition and life circumstances can lead to changes for the worse in financial behavior, putting their well-being in ... read more

Farmers' Responses to Crises Key to Informing Effective Food Security Policy

Oct. 13, 2015 — A better understanding of how farmers in developing countries cope in times of stress is needed if funding to support food security is to be used effectively, according to an English ... read more

Thousands of Older Adults, Persons With Disabilities Transitioning Home

Oct. 8, 2015 — The State of Connecticut's Department of Social Services, with its state evaluator UConn's Center on Aging, successfully transitioned more than 2,200 older and disabled Connecticut ... read more

Turning Political Pledges Into Action on Climate Change

Oct. 7, 2015 — New PhD work in Norway is addressing how political pledges can actually turn into action and policy on climate ... 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

Rebates a Cost-Effective Way to Boost Healthy Eating Among Low-Income People, Study Finds

Oct. 6, 2015 — Nationwide expansion of USDA's Healthy Incentives Pilot would promote purchase, consumption of fruits, vegetables, and slightly increase longevity of SNAP recipients, a new report ... read more

New Report Examines Regulation of Federally Funded Research

Sep. 22, 2015 — Continuing expansion of federal research regulations and requirements is diminishing the effectiveness of the US scientific enterprise and lowering the return on the federal investment in research by ... read more

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