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July 25, 2016

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July 25, 2016

E-Cigarette Nicotine Labels Not Always Accurate

July 22, 2016 — A study found that 51 percent of labels on e-cigarette liquid nicotine containers from 16 North Dakota stores don’t accurately reflect the levels of nicotine found in the products. In one instance, ... read more

Children's Purchasing Behavior 'Significantly Impacted' by Social Media, Mobile Apps

July 6, 2016 — A new study examines how children in European countries are influenced by online marketing. The study focused on the impact on children of in-game adverts in advergames, mobile apps and social media ... read more

June 22, 2016 — Poor moms who return to the workforce after a period of unemployment suffer significantly higher rates of depression, anxiety and physical symptoms of stress when they don’t have access to decent ... read more

Professor Helps Track Illegal Drug Use Via Social Media

June 17, 2016 — A professor has developed a tool that leverages social media data to help analyze use patterns of illegal drugs by young adults across the ... read more

Businesses Can Save 30% on Electrical Bills by Adjusting Production Schedules

June 13, 2016 — Industrial manufacturing businesses can save over 30 percent on electrical bills, and cut greenhouse gas emissions by over 5 percent, by adjusting production schedules, according to new ... read more

Contradiction Keeps US Policy at Standstill on Mitochondrial Therapy

June 9, 2016 — After a US scientific panel recommended trials of mitochondrial replacement therapy, Congress passed a legislative rider essentially forbidding it, according to a new ... read more

Law Reform in Canada May Help Curb Organ Transplant Tourism

June 6, 2016 — Creating a confidential reporting system in Canada about organ transplant tourism could help reduce the practice and disrupt international networks, argues an ... read more

Ships Flagged for Illegal Fishing Still Able to Get Insurance

June 6, 2016 — Rogue fishing vessels are able to secure insurance including those that have been flagged by international watchdogs for unlawful activity, new research ... read more

Americans Need Easier Access, More Affordable Options for Hearing Health Care

June 2, 2016 — Hearing loss is a significant public health concern, and efforts should be made to provide adults with easier access to and more affordable options for hearing health care, especially for those in ... read more

Google Searches for 'Chickenpox' Reveal Big Impact of Vaccinations

May 30, 2016 — Countries that implement government-mandated vaccinations for chickenpox see a sharp drop in the number of Google searches for the common childhood disease afterward, demonstrating that immunization ... read more

International Law Allows for the Legalization of Cannabis

May 30, 2016 — The regulated cultivation and trade of cannabis for recreational use is permissible on the basis of states’ positive human rights obligations. Pleas for the regulated cultivation and trade of ... read more

Who Should Pay for Gene Therapy?

May 26, 2016 — As gene therapy trials show promise to cure or ameliorate several diseases, it is time to explore ways to pay for the treatments, according to a new commentary. Noting the potential of gene therapy ... read more

Surrogate Endpoints Poor Proxy for Survival in Cancer Drug Approval Process

May 26, 2016 — Surrogate endpoints used to support the majority of new cancer drugs approved in the US often lack formal study, according to the authors of a new report. This analysis questions whether the US Food ... read more

Family Size, Education Levels: The Right Support Could Reverse Long-Held Theory

May 25, 2016 — More kids in your family, less education. This pattern isn't new, but a team of researchers has studied why that educational dip occurs and found that there are exceptions to the ... read more

Cities Try Different Tactics to Regulate Noise

May 23, 2016 — If you live in Waco, a gas lawn mower at night likely wouldn't violate the decibel limit, even though it may in most towns. The large difference is just one example of the diversity of laws ... read more

Flawed Data Behind Regulation of High-Risk Women's Health Devices

May 20, 2016 — Some high-risk medical devices used in obstetrics and gynecology were approved by the FDA based on flawed data and were not effective in clinical trials, according to a recent study. The ... read more

Fukushima Nuclear Accident Is 'Wake-Up Call' for US to Improve Monitoring of Spent Fuel Pools

May 20, 2016 — The 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident should serve as a wake-up call to nuclear plant operators and regulators on the critical importance of measuring, maintaining, and restoring cooling in ... 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

Study Arms Sheriff's Deputies With Nasal Spray for Drug Overdose Victims

May 11, 2016 — Drug-related overdoses are the leading cause of injury-related deaths in the United States, surpassing motor vehicle accidents at 44,000 fatalities annually. In response, researchers at University of ... read more

Political Lobbying, Connections May Help Airlines Profits Take Off

May 10, 2016 — Government lobbying and political connections may add lift to the air transportation industry's profitability, but they could also cause a crash in talented transportation administrators, ... read more

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