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August 28, 2016

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August 28, 2016

Guaranteed-Tuition Laws Inflating College Costs, Study Finds

Aug. 23, 2016 — While guaranteed-tuition laws, such as the one in Illinois, may provide predictability for incoming in-state students for their first four years, these mandates inadvertently trigger substantial ... 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

In Right Balance, Environmental Regulations Increased Firms' Profits, New Study Finds

Aug. 12, 2016 — CEOs and corporate lobbyists often spend plenty of time decrying how potential government regulations will affect their bottom line, but a new study finds that the US Clean Water Act, when ... read more

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

July 12, 2016 — Reptiles are exceedingly popular as pets, trade is booming. Between 2004 and 2014, official imports to the EU came to just under 21 million live specimens, more than six million of these ended up on ... read more

July 8, 2016 — What is the current landscape at the US federal level regarding cannabis legalization? A new report shows that from a public health perspective, the biggest concern -- the increase in youth ... 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 30, 2016 — A study of the University of Cambridge anatomy collection dating from the 1700s and 1800s shows how the bodies of stillborn fetuses and babies were valued for research into human development, and ... read more

Unproven Claims Run Rampant in E-Cigarette Business

June 27, 2016 — Electronic cigarette makers and sellers are making all kinds of health claims, many of which likely won't stand up to scrutiny under recently announced FDA regulation, a new study has ... read more

State Opioid Laws Appear to Have No Impact on Prescribing for One Vulnerable Population

June 23, 2016 — States are aggressively enacting laws aimed at curbing prescription opioid abuse and overdose. The laws appear to have no impact on hazardous prescribing for disabled workers, a large population with ... 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

FBI Approach to Investigations Puts Security at Risk, Experts Say

June 16, 2016 — Experts say the FBI's efforts to compel Apple to write software to unlock an iPhone used by a terrorist reflects an outdated approach to law enforcement that threatens to weaken smartphones ... 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

June 6, 2016 — People with serious mental illnesses who use guns to commit suicide are often legally eligible to purchase guns, despite having a past record of an involuntary mental health examination and brief ... 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

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