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July 7, 2015

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July 7, 2015

Affordable Care Act Results in Dramatic Drop in out-of-Pocket Prices for Prescription Contraceptives

July 7, 2015 — Average out-of-pocket spending for oral contraceptive pills and the intrauterine device (IUD), the two most common forms of contraception for women, has decreased significantly since the Affordable ... read more

Discovery Could Improve in Vitro Fertilization Success Rates for Women Around the World

July 7, 2015 — Chromosomal abnormalities in human embryos created for in vitro fertilization, or IVF, can be predicted within the first 30 hours of development at the cell-1 stage which results from the union of a ... read more

Taking the Pain out of Office Work

July 7, 2015 — Treadmill work stations are potentially helpful in reducing the neck and shoulder muscle pain associated with computer work, a researcher ... read more

Fewer Women Than Men Are Shown Online Ads Related to High-Paying Jobs

July 7, 2015 — Significantly fewer women than men were shown online ads promising them help getting jobs paying more than $200,000, raising questions about the fairness of targeting ads online, new research ... read more

Extended-Field Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy for Cervical and Endometrial Cancers Does Not Increase Risk of Duodenal Toxicity

July 7, 2015 — A study of women with cervical or endometrial cancer who require treatment to the para-aortic (PA) lymph nodes can safely receive extended-field intensity modulated radiation therapy (EF-IMRT) ... read more

Poverty Plays Complex Role in Entrepreneurship for Indian Women

July 7, 2015 — Over a billion entrepreneurs in the world operate in subsistence economies, often living hand to mouth. Is there a relationship between such poverty and entrepreneurial activity? A new study says yes ... read more

Faced With Limited Choices, Prisoners Become Entrepreneurs to Meet Their Needs

July 7, 2015 — Inside Gramercy maximum security prison, the market for nearly any kind of good or service is extremely limited, to say the least. But according to a new study, the severely restricted consumption ... read more

Mascots: Can a Humanlike Figure Actually Harm a Company?

July 7, 2015 — Companies whose brands are represented by or associated with human or humanlike figures are often perceived to be taking advantage of consumers when they raise their prices, new research ... read more

Yes, It Pays to Win Back Lost Customers

July 7, 2015 — The competition for customers in the service sector is fierce, and new customers are entering the market all the time. So when a company loses a customer, is it worth it to try to win that customer ... read more

Reusable Shopping Bags Encourage Shoppers to Buy Produce -- And Junk Food?

July 7, 2015 — Bringing reusable bags to the grocery store often means you are an environmentally friendly shopper. But it also influences the very things you buy. According to a new study, bringing your own bags ... read more

July 7, 2015 — New research has identified the neural circuit in the brain of the fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster) that is responsible for detecting a taste pheromone, which controls the decision of male flies ... read more

Improvement in Management of Localized Prostate Cancer

July 7, 2015 — After years of overtreatment for patients with low-risk prostate cancer, rates of active surveillance/watchful waiting increased sharply in 2010 through 2013, and high-risk disease was more often ... read more

Marijuana Users Substitute Alcohol at 21

July 7, 2015 — A recent study looked at marijuana and alcohol use in people between the ages of 18 and 24. It's probably not surprising that the results show a drastic increase in alcohol consumption in people ... read more

Age-Related Self-Destruction of Cells Makes Kidney Prone to Injury

July 7, 2015 — As advances in medicine allow individuals to live longer, people are facing unique age-related health challenges. As they age, organs such as the kidneys become more susceptible to injury, and their ... read more

July 7, 2015 — The current recommended minimum daily dose of vitamin D is not sufficient to restore healthy vitamin D levels in overweight or obese blacks, researchers ... read more

Childhood Stress Fuels Weight Gain in Women

July 7, 2015 — When it comes to weight gain for women, childhood stress appears to be a bigger culprit than stress during adulthood, finds an American national study. Interestingly, though, neither childhood nor ... read more

Customer Commitment Has Many Faces, Differs Globally

July 7, 2015 — Companies that want to increase customers' loyalty and get their repeat business would do well to understand the nuanced ways in which and reasons why a customer is committed to that company, ... read more

Tracking Measles Cases Introduced to British Columbia During the 2010 Games

July 7, 2015 — The Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games brought more than just athletes to British Columbia. It also left the province with a bad case of the measles. A research team used whole-genome sequencing to track ... read more

Predicting Happiness of Couples Raising Children With Autism

July 7, 2015 — To understand what helps moms and dads of children with autism spectrum disorder strengthen their bond, researchers are examining the individual factors that predict relationship satisfaction for ... read more

C. Difficile Needs Iron, but Not Too Much: Insights Into Maintaining It 'Just Right'

July 7, 2015 — Those bacteria that require iron walk a tightrope. Iron is essential for their growth, but too much iron can damage DNA and enzymes through oxidation. Therefore, bacteria have machinery to maintain ... read more

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