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Top News Outlets See More Risks Than Benefits in Employees' Use of Social Media

July 12, 2016 — Researchers found in a new study that news organizations are more concerned about the current social media environment than excited about it at least when it comes to their ... read more

Over Two Thirds of Researchers Who've Never Peer Reviewed Would Like To, New Research Reveals

July 11, 2016 — Bringing together primary research on researchers’ motivations behind publishing in peer reviewed journals is the focus of newly published work. Why researchers take on peer review, and their ... read more

Industry-Academia Publication Agreements Include Limits on Publication of Trial Results

June 28, 2016 — Publication agreements constraining academic investigators' independence are common, and incompletely reported in publications, according to a new study. The study suggests that publication ... read more

Europe: Don't Adopt Australian Style Immigration System, Warn Ethicists

June 27, 2016 — European countries should not adopt Australia's immigration system, with its emphasis on deterrence, warn ethicists in a new ... read more

June 22, 2016 — Few might seek insights on Middle Eastern conflict or modern poverty in records of the Ottoman empire. Yet when an economist combed through centuries-old court documents, he made a surprising ... read more

Benefit of Organizational Misconduct: Others in Group May Work Harder, Study Says

May 19, 2016 — Misconduct within an organization is generally seen as a predicament at best, a catastrophe at worst. But a new study shows that such misconduct, or “deviance,” can prove beneficial by causing ... read more

Female Members on Corporate Boards Can Lower Number of Mergers and Acquisitions

May 19, 2016 — Does female membership on corporate boards impact mergers and acquisitions? As the percentage of females on boards of America's largest companies has risen from 15 percent in 2005 to 20 percent ... read more

Shaping the Way Europe Prevents Violence Against Women

May 11, 2016 — English researchers are shaping the way Europe collects data on and carries out research about violence against women. Violence against women is the most common violation of women's human rights ... read more

International Law Fails to Protect Pregnant Women in War Zones, Argue Doctors

Apr. 20, 2016 — Deaths from violent conflict and lack of available care are major causes of mortality among pregnant women in war zones, warn doctors in a new ... read more

Rating the Teacher Education Rating Systems: New Study Finds Leading Programs Fall Short

Apr. 10, 2016 — A study of four leading systems used to evaluate teacher preparation programs finds the initiatives lack evidence-based approaches and 'thin' on the advancement of equity in the ... read more

Thrill of the Hunt Motivates Some to Buy Counterfeit Goods

Mar. 31, 2016 — People buying fake 'luxury brand' goods experience a range of psychological motivations -- including the 'thrill of the hunt' -- new research has ... read more

Mar. 23, 2016 — What happens when doctors misbehave? The answer depends a lot on which state they practice in, a new study shows. In fact, the percentage of doctors who get disciplined or pay a malpractice claim is ... read more

Should Doctors Boycott Working in Australia's Immigration Detention Centers?

Mar. 23, 2016 — Two experts debate whether doctors should boycott working in Australia's immigration detention centers. Last month, the president of the Australian Medical Association finally denounced ... 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

Tough Social Issues Provide a Challenge for Companies and Researchers

Feb. 22, 2016 — Multinational companies are facing tough issues like climate change, poverty and human rights. A new study suggests that they are increasingly seen to have a responsibility to support sustainable ... read more

Feb. 8, 2016 — Despite strong preferences for ethical chocolate in focus groups, only 14 percent of millennials in individual choice studies selected candy with ethical or social factors labeling, according to a ... read more

Have National Smoking Bans Worked in Reducing Harms in Passive Smoking?

Feb. 4, 2016 — The most robust evidence yet, published today in the Cochrane Library, suggests that national smoking legislation does reduce the harms of passive smoking, and particularly risks from heart ... read more

Feb. 3, 2016 — 'These findings suggest that the way in which people measure success affects their honesty. When success is measured by social comparison, as is the case when winning a competition, dishonesty ... read more

A Stronger Ethical Culture Within the US Military Health Care Environment Is Needed, Experts Urge.

Jan. 5, 2016 — The health professional community should urge the United States Secretary of Defense to adopt and implement the recent recommendations of the Defense Health Board, and in addition rescind directives ... read more

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