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September 29, 2016

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September 29, 2016

HHS Takes Steps to Provide More Information About Clinical Trials to the Public

Sep. 16, 2016 — In an effort to make information about clinical trials widely available to the public, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today issued a final rule that specifies requirements for ... read more

US Rules for Targeted Killing Using Drones Need Clarifying, RAND Report Asserts

Sep. 8, 2016 — Current US policies on using drones for targeted killing are characterized by ambiguities in interpretations of international law and too many generalities, despite recent efforts by the Obama ... read more

Sep. 7, 2016 — On a technological behemoth like a ship, in many cases the crew, or 'human element" get little attention when planning the design and operations – a mistake, as statistics show: most ... read more

Politics Affect Views on Healthcare Quality, but Not on Personal Experience With Care

Sep. 1, 2016 — What do you think about the quality of healthcare in the United States? Your opinion may depend on your politics, with Democrats perceiving more problems in the healthcare system compared to ... read more

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

Public Health Benefits of E-Cigarette Use Tend to Outweigh the Harms

July 14, 2016 — A modeling study by top tobacco control experts finds that e-cigarettes are likely to provide public health benefits based on "conservative estimates" of the likely uptake of vaping and ... 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

How the Federal Government Limits Valid Scientific Research on Cannabis Sativa

June 24, 2016 — The use of medical marijuana for millions of patients suffering from a wide range of health conditions and the subsequent therapeutic benefits has long been documented. Cannabis sativa can benefit ... 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

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