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July 28, 2016

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July 28, 2016

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

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

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

Lacking Family Support, Those Transitioning out of Foster Care Need Financial Assistance

June 16, 2016 — Every year, more than 23,000 youth leave foster care after turning 18 and begin adulthood. Unlike their peers who can depend on family who serve as support systems, those coming out of foster care ... read more

How 4-D Simulation Can Help Construction Projects Come in on Time, Budget

June 7, 2016 — Researchers have developed an advanced technique to avoid costly delays often associated with massive public transportation infrastructure ... read more

Study Dispels Myth About Millionaire Migration in the US

May 26, 2016 — The view that the rich are highly mobile has gained much political traction in recent years and has become a central argument in debates about whether there should be 'millionaire taxes' on ... read more

Canada's Plans to Legalize Marijuana Contravene UN's International Conventions, Say Experts

May 16, 2016 — The Canadian government's plan to legalize marijuana contravenes its current legal obligations to the United Nation's international drug-control conventions, states a new expert ... read more

Migrant Money Puts Aid in the Shade

May 12, 2016 — International remittances have poverty and inequality-reducing effects in Sub-Saharan Africa, new research suggests. The results suggest that a 10% increase in remittances as share of gross domestic ... read more

Panic-Proofing, Not Preventing Bubbles, Should Be Focus of U. S. Financial Policy

May 9, 2016 — Complicated new regulations added to complicated old regulations won’t protect the United States’ financial system from frightening crashes like that experienced in 2008, says a professor who ... read more

Exciting Ideas Won't Slow Climate Change If People Don't Buy in and Buy Them

May 9, 2016 — As governments and researchers race to develop policies and technologies to make energy production more sustainable and mitigate climate change, they need to remember that the most sophisticated ... read more

May 5, 2016 — Framing the issue of climate change collectively is more effective than emphasis on personal responsibility, finds a new study. People are willing to donate up to 50 percent more cash to the cause ... 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

Promoting Abstinence, Fidelity for HIV Prevention Is Ineffective, Study Finds

May 2, 2016 — The US government has invested $1.4 billion in HIV prevention programs that promote sexual abstinence and marital fidelity, but there is no evidence that these programs have been effective at ... read more

Study Shows Vivid Language Used to Assure Whistleblowers of Protection Instead Evokes Fear

Apr. 26, 2016 — A new study is the first study to demonstrate that promoting explicit whistleblower protections can have the unintended consequence of actually inhibiting reporting of misconduct by intensifying the ... 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

Stagnant US Funding for Tools Against Disease Threats Leaves World at Serious Risk

Apr. 19, 2016 — Even as Congress grapples with the White House on how to fund an emergency response to fight Zika virus, a new report warns that overall underfunding for development of lifesaving tools against ... read more

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