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October 1, 2016

Implicit Bias May Help Explain High Preschool Expulsion Rates for Black Children

Sep. 28, 2016 — Preschool teachers and staff show signs of implicit bias in administering discipline, but the race of the teacher plays a big role in the outcome, according to new research. The results help explain ... read more

Vehicle Mileage Tax Is Best Option for Long-Term Highway Funding

Sep. 26, 2016 — A study that forecasts state and federal fuel tax revenues based on different fuel taxation policies found adoption of a vehicle mileage tax would best meet highway construction needs in the long ... read more

Acts of Altruism? New Study to Explore Actions of Solidarity With Asylum Seekers and Refugees

Sep. 16, 2016 — A new study into collective actions in support of vulnerable groups – including asylum seekers and refugees - is being led by English ... read more

Time to Outsource Key Tasks of WHO to Better-Placed and Capable Agencies, Say Experts

Sep. 12, 2016 — It's time to outsource key functions of The World Health Organization to bodies such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, The World Bank and The Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis and ... read more

First Estimates of Judicial Costs of Crime, from Homicide to Theft

Sep. 12, 2016 — When considering the costs of crime, most discussion focuses on the price of incarceration of criminals and the cost faced by victims of criminal activity. A new study focuses on the cost of ... read more

Accountable Care Model Savings on the Upswing

Sep. 12, 2016 — The Accountable Care Organization (ACO) model -- the signature payment reform of the Affordable Care Act -- generated savings to Medicare in its second year of existence, new research ... read more

Sep. 8, 2016 — Experts involved in the operation of US civilian and military time standards have worked with two companies to identify a practical GPS backup possibility: commercial fiber-optic telecommunications ... read more

US Should Act to Support Innovation in Increasingly Clean Electric Power Technologies

Sep. 8, 2016 — A new report urges Congress, federal and state agencies, and regulatory institutions to significantly increase their support for innovation for what the report's study committee calls ... read more

National Education Reformers Target Local School Boards

Sep. 7, 2016 — Local school board elections increasingly are becoming a national political battleground, as millions of dollars in campaign cash pours in from out-of-state donors in the name of education reform, ... read more

Protecting Plain Tobacco Packaging Against Industry Influence

Aug. 22, 2016 — Canada's public consultation on plain packaging for tobacco requires strict guidelines to protect against interference by the tobacco industry, and media must also be wary, according to a new ... read more

Emergency Financial Aid from Call Centers Effectively Prevents Homelessness

Aug. 11, 2016 — Nearly every major US city offers a hotline for people facing homelessness to call in order to request emergency financial assistance. Despite the fact that over 15 million people call these hotlines ... read more

The Olympics Made Londoners Happy, but Was It Worth It?

Aug. 4, 2016 — The 2012 Olympic Games caused a marked increase in happiness among Londoners, according to new research which shows for the first time that there are significant intangible effects to hosting the ... read more

Scientists Call for Increased Federal Investment in Sustainable Agriculture

July 28, 2016 — Based on a new analysis of federal funding from the US Department of Agriculture, researchers say there is an urgent need for increased investment in research and development aimed at making ... read more

Struggling Families Crave Stability in Uncertain Times, Study Shows

July 15, 2016 — Over a third of families (more than 2 million households) in the United Kingdom are earning below the minimum income needed for an acceptable living standard. A new study has taken a new look at life ... read more

New Study on State Medicaid Provision, Federal Subsidization

July 6, 2016 — The U.S. federal government matches every state at least $1 for each $1 that the state spends on Medicaid. A new study measured the effect of the subsidy by constructing a multi-regional, ... read more

It's Time for NHS England to 'Do the Right Thing' and Fund PrEP for HIV Prevention, Say Experts

July 5, 2016 — It is time for NHS England to "do the right thing" and fund pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention, argue two senior public health ... read more

Policymakers Fall Short on Global Agreement to Reduce Marketing Unhealthy Foods to Kids

July 5, 2016 — While small steps have been taken by the global food and beverage industry to reduce the targeted marketing of unhealthy foods and beverages to children and teens, comprehensive measures to keep them ... read more

US Needs Greater Preparation for Next Severe Public Health Threats, Panel Finds

June 30, 2016 — An Independent Panel formed to review the US Department of Health and Human Service's response to Ebola calls for increased coordination both within HHS and across all involved federal agencies ... read more

Most Biodiverse Countries Spending Least on Conservation, Study Finds

June 20, 2016 — Countries that contain most of the world's species biodiversity are also spending the least on a per-person basis to protect these natural assets, according to scientists. The authors also noted ... read more

Marketing Study Shows Lenient Return Policy May Increase Sales

June 20, 2016 — A meta-analysis of retail return policies may lead businesses to modify their policies to increase sales and reduce returns. The study found that return policies that offer consumers more monetary ... read more

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