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May 4, 2016

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May 4, 2016

Giving Patients a Tool to Search for Health Care Prices Did Not Result in Lower Spending

May 3, 2016 — Offering a price transparency website and app to employees at two large companies was not associated with reduction in outpatient spending or out-of-pocket ... read more

Funding Decline for a US Government HIV/AIDS Initiative Raises Concerns

May 3, 2016 — A new study finds a significant decline in funding for an important part of the United States President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, or PEPFAR. The study finds a 33 percent drop in funding ... read more

Apr. 28, 2016 — Over 300 million people worldwide use groundwater contaminated with arsenic or fluoride as a source of drinking water. Now a research team has developed a method whereby the risk of contamination in ... read more

Home Movers More Likely to Be Green Commuters, Study Finds

Apr. 27, 2016 — People who have just moved house are significantly less likely to travel to work by car, opting for a greener mode of transport instead, a study of 18,000 UK residents has ... read more

Landscape Ecology Must Play a Role in Policymaking

Apr. 27, 2016 — Landscape ecology considers the influence of time and space on environmental patterns. Because of this focus, it is uniquely positioned to inform crucial policy decisions -- in particular, those ... read more

Race and Gender May Not Affect Employer Interest in Resumes

Apr. 26, 2016 — In 2004, research found that resumes submitted by people with distinctly sounding African-American names were less likely to get callbacks regarding the job. Now, new research finds no evidence of ... read more

Framing Discourse Around Conservative Values Shifts Climate Change Attitudes

Apr. 25, 2016 — Conservatives' attitudes toward climate change and other environmental concerns shift when the issues are reframed in terms more closely aligned with their values, a new study ... read more

Apr. 25, 2016 — While environmental issues are often cited as a major factor in cities and towns in pursuing sustainability, a new study shows that economic concerns can be just as important to local governments in ... read more

Environmental Impacts of Demand-Side Technologies, Strategies for Carbon Mitigation

Apr. 25, 2016 — A new article aims to advance our understanding of life cycle environmental and natural resource implications of energy efficiency ... read more

Stark Medicare Advantage Disparities Present in Puerto Rico

Apr. 25, 2016 — Wide disparities have been found in the quality of care for Medicare Advantage plan holders in Puerto Rico compared to those in the 50 states. The quality gaps exist in the context of the ... read more

Alcohol Availability Affects Local Crime Patterns

Apr. 25, 2016 — Restrictions on alcohol availability may be an important crime-control policy, given that alcohol availability appears to influence crime by increasing consumption and alcohol-induced impulsivity. In ... read more

Effectiveness of Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative Explored

Apr. 22, 2016 — A political researcher has authored a report on the effectiveness of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative in improving transparency and domestic government in resource rich countries ... read more

Changing the World, One Fridge at a Time

Apr. 22, 2016 — To help change the world, have a look inside your fridge -- this is one of the messages contained in a new article. Food waste has attained monumental proportions in both the developed and developing ... read more

Better Data Needed to Stop Sixth Mass Extinction

Apr. 21, 2016 — To prevent a new mass extinction of the world's animal and plant life, we need to understand the threats to biodiversity, where they occur and how quickly change is happening. For this to ... read more

Infectious Outbreaks Must Be Combatted Strategically, Experts Argue

Apr. 21, 2016 — New funding is not enough to guarantee success against emerging infectious diseases around the world. Rather, good governance, a long-term technology investment strategy and strong product management ... read more

Global Snapshot of Indigenous Peoples Health Released

Apr. 21, 2016 — A world-first study into the health and wellbeing of more than 154 million indigenous and tribal people globally reveals the extent of work that needs to be done if the United Nations is to meet its ... read more

1.5 C Vs 2 C Global Warming: New Study Shows Why Half a Degree Matters

Apr. 21, 2016 — Researchers have found substantially different climate change impacts for a global warming of 1.5°C and 2°C by 2100, the two temperature limits included in the Paris climate agreement. The ... read more

City, Corporate Actions Are Crucial to Global Climate Response, Researchers Say

Apr. 20, 2016 — When envoys from more than 130 nations, including 60 world leaders, convened to sign the Paris Climate Change Agreement, this historic deal was bolstered by contributions from hundreds of city mayors ... read more

New Tool Calculates Economic Costs of Methane Leak Detection

Apr. 20, 2016 — The 'virtual gas field simulator' calculates the economic costs of different technologies for plugging and repairing leaky natural gas wells. In recent years, there has been a growing ... read more

New Report Calls for Effort to Reduce Negative Attitudes Toward People With Disorders

Apr. 20, 2016 — Scientists should lead efforts among federal partners and stakeholders to design, implement, and evaluate a multipronged, evidence-based national strategy to reduce stigma toward people with mental ... read more

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