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May 5, 2016

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. 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

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

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

Researchers Develop New Model to Predict Outlook for US Economy

Apr. 15, 2016 — A new way to more accurately assess the outlook for the world’s biggest economy has been created by investigators. The new model highlights the interdependence of household, business and government ... read more

Apr. 14, 2016 — More than 700 million people worldwide have no running water. A new study shows that a tax on carbon dioxide could help remedy this situation while contributing considerably to climate ... read more

Buying High in the Stock Market Caused by Overconfidence

Apr. 11, 2016 — Little is known about what causes people to make the investment mistake of buying stocks at a high price. A personal financial planning professor has found that overconfidence in the stock market can ... read more

Some Users Hit 'Delete' After Pledging Charitable Donations Online, Study Shows

Apr. 6, 2016 — Do charitable campaigns conducted on social media platforms actually “click” with the public? A new study suggests that such campaigns can draw the attention of social media users but not always ... read more

Apr. 1, 2016 — An economic analysis of data gathered from survey respondents who bought South Dakota hunting licenses showed that more than $37.5 million was generated through those who hunted on land set aside ... read more

Insurance for an Uncertain Climate

Mar. 24, 2016 — The application of insurance as a mechanism to help vulnerable people adapt to the impacts of climate change is gaining international support. Experts support the idea but warn of potential ... read more

Experts Urge UK Parliament to Take Action to Reduce Food Waste

Mar. 23, 2016 — As UK supermarkets pledge to cut food waste by 20 percent within the next decade, experts are calling on the government to take legislative action and debate the Food Waste (Reduction) ... read more

Mar. 17, 2016 — A recent article provides the first comprehensive inventory of the world's biological field stations. Its authors report 1,268 stations are operating in 120 countries -- from the tropics to the ... read more

Mar. 17, 2016 — Following President Obama's plans to close the military prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, a conservation biologist and a professor of law are proposing to transform the naval base into a marine ... read more

UK's Anti-Lobbying Clause Risks Jeopardizing Public Health, Warn Experts

Mar. 15, 2016 — A move by the UK government to stop lobbying by tax funded bodies could have a serious impact on public health, warn leading researchers in a new ... read more

How More Research and Development Funding Can Hasten Green Revolution

Mar. 15, 2016 — A uniquely detailed model of the dynamics of innovation in the energy industry has been explained in a new article. In so doing, researchers indicate how supporting clean energy R&D, not just a ... read more

Love Trumps Budget in Sentimental Buys

Mar. 14, 2016 — Brides and the bereaved beware: You, like many shoppers, may have a tendency to reject thriftiness when your purchase is a matter of the heart, according to a new ... read more

Financial Literacy Declines With Age, Confidence to Make Decisions Doesn't

Mar. 11, 2016 — A study shows an alarming decrease in financial awareness among Americans of retirement age. This is worrisome, say authors, because households aged 60 years and older control more than half of the ... read more

Spending on Public Higher Education Overlooks Net Benefits as Investment in State's Future

Mar. 10, 2016 — Thinking of higher education funding as an investment that lowers costs -- and not as mere consumption spending -- could reframe the debate in Springfield, according to ... read more

Risks Less Likely to Be Reported by Public-Health Researchers Paid by Industry or Military

Mar. 9, 2016 — Scientists looking for environmental and occupational health risks are less likely to find them if they have a financial tie to firms that make, use, or dispose of industrial and commercial products, ... read more

Precision Medicine: Can We Afford It? Can We Afford Not to Explore It?

Mar. 8, 2016 — Imagine that the next time your doctor orders a round of tests, in addition to cholesterol and vitamin D, she also orders a genome sequence. It sounds like science fiction, but the day might come ... read more

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