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May 26, 2016

Survey Reveals Few GPs Use Alternatives to Face-to-Face Consultations

May 24, 2016 — Despite policy pressure on GPs to offer consultations by email or internet video programs such as Skype, few GPs do and most have no plans to introduce them in future, according to a new study from ... read more

'Facebooking' Your Doctor's Appointment

May 24, 2016 — Telemedicine, which allows doctors to communicate, diagnose and even treat their patients remotely is on the rise thanks to advances in information technology. It allows healthcare workers to ... read more

May 19, 2016 — A new study provides the first-ever evidence that women who reveal personal family-related information that could explain gaps in their resume (like staying home to raise a child) dramatically raise ... read more

Layout Change Can Make Licensing Agreements More Agreeable

May 12, 2016 — Changing the layout of long and tedious software licensing agreements may not only make those agreements more understandable, but may even make the users like them ... read more

Union Bargaining Coverage Has a Positive Impact on Some Aspects of Job Satisfaction

May 11, 2016 — Union bargaining coverage has significant positive associations with job satisfaction regarding pay and hours, academics have ... read more

First Amendment Offers Scant Protection for Professors

May 9, 2016 — When academics choose to litigate speech disputes with colleges and universities, they end up losing nearly three-quarters of the time -- a finding that points to the growing tension between academic ... read more

Risk Aversion Impedes Innovation in Information Technology

May 2, 2016 — Smartphones and tablets come from Asia and America, European industry is far behind. Causes are unfolded by a new study, e.g. risk aversion made the companies offer own data services at high prices ... read more

Crop Advances Grow With Protection, Study Suggests

Apr. 27, 2016 — A team of researchers examined the impact of intellectual property protection in a new study. They found intellectual property protection benefits both plant breeders and ... read more

Weighing the Pros and Cons of Mental-Health Apps

Apr. 26, 2016 — There are more than 165,000 mobile applications available for health care, with the largest category for people with mental-health disorders, managing everything from addiction to depression and ... read more

Apr. 14, 2016 — Notices of personal data breaches have become an alarmingly common occurrence for American consumers. The first survey to examine consumers' attitudes about such data hacks finds that few people ... read more

US National Security Decision-Making Processes Need Trimming

Apr. 5, 2016 — A leaner, more-focused national security decision-making system can help the United States succeed in a period of tumultuous change, according to a new report. Increasing the effectiveness and ... read more

Breakthrough in Cybersecurity Is No Phish Story

Apr. 1, 2016 — Corporations, small businesses and public sector entities have tried unsuccessfully for years to educate consumers and employees on how to recognize phishing emails, those authentic-looking messages ... read more

Protecting 30 Percent of the Ocean Has Many Benefits, Study Suggests

Mar. 21, 2016 — Protecting large stretches of the ocean from human influence may well be good for conservation. But a new study suggests that setting aside at least 30 percent of it would also benefit fishermen and ... read more

Low-Cost, Contactless and Accurate 3D Fingerprint Identification System

Mar. 21, 2016 — A low-cost and touchless 3D fingerprint identification has been developed with higher security and hygiene in mind. The touchless 3D finger imaging can provide more accurate personal identification ... read more

When You Claim Social Security Influences Whether Your Spouse Enters Poverty in Widowhood

Mar. 15, 2016 — A recent study finds that when the primary wage earner in a marriage claims Social Security can significantly affect whether that person’s spouse becomes impoverished in later ... read more

Hydrocarbon Storage, Fracking and Lightning Risk

Mar. 14, 2016 — Fires caused by lightning strikes on hydrocarbon storage plants are a century-old, yet to be addressed, problem, according to new research. In the era of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, this is ... read more

Mar. 11, 2016 — New research enables the efficient planning of the activities of systems of mobile robots for socially beneficial services including border patrol, search and rescue, and security ... read more

Everyone Sees the World Through Their Own Prism

Mar. 8, 2016 — How can public opinion be influenced in favor of climate protection? A political scientist explored the question in a recent study. His sobering answer is that there is no magic ... read more

Professor Urges Physicians to Help Victims of Torture Seeking Asylum

Mar. 7, 2016 — Refugees seeking asylum in the United States are twice as likely to be granted protection if their application is supported by medical documentation of ... read more

Does Your Financial Adviser Specialize in Misconduct?

Mar. 1, 2016 — In the first large-scale study documenting the economy-wide extent of misconduct among financial advisers and financial advisory firms in the United States, researchers find that most financial ... read more

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