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April 30, 2017

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April 30, 2017

When the Smoke Clears: Tobacco Control in Post-Conflict Settings

Apr. 28, 2017 — The difficulties of prioritizing preventable disease and long term health issues in post conflict zones are explored in a new ... read more

National Mental-Health Survey Finds Widespread Ignorance, Stigma

Apr. 27, 2017 — Less than half of Americans can recognize anxiety. Most people don't know what to do about depression even when they spot it. And nearly 8 in 10 don't recognize prescription drug abuse as a ... read more

Media Portrayal of Public Shooters Can Perpetuate Stereotypes

Apr. 26, 2017 — Media portrayals of public shooters vary based on the race of the shooter, regardless of the circumstances of the shooting, new research ... read more

Apr. 18, 2017 — Maintaining the yards of vacant properties helps reduce crime rates in urban neighborhoods, indicates a new study that's the most comprehensive to ... read more

When Children See War as Better Than Peace

Apr. 11, 2017 — For most people, the end of a war offers relief, hope, and an end to violence. This may not be the case for children born of wartime rape, however, who often endure continued brutality in the ... read more

Communicating Tsunami Evacuations Effectively

Apr. 18, 2017 — An effective communication approach incorporating computer simulations could help people find practical means to evacuate in the event of a ... read more

The Forecaster's Dilemma: Evaluating Forecasts of Extreme Events

Apr. 10, 2017 — Accurate predictions of extreme events do not necessarily indicate the scientific superiority of the forecaster or the forecast method from which they originate. The way forecast evaluation is ... read more

The Carbon Footprint of Crime Has Fallen, Study Finds

Mar. 30, 2017 — A study has found that the carbon footprint of crime over the last 20 years has ... read more

When People Prepare for Conflict, Dominant Leaders Take the Stage

Mar. 23, 2017 — One popular theory holds that dominant leaders are supported by those who fear new situations and threats. However, new research shows that support for dominant leaders is not born of fear, but of a ... read more

Tweeting in Times of Emergency

Mar. 20, 2017 — US researchers have assessed the impact of Twitter on the reach and efficacy of information sharing by a global disaster response organization, the Red Cross/Red ... read more

'Do No Harm' Vs 'Legitimate Use of Force'

Mar. 16, 2017 — Bioethicists study whether health professionals in the Canadian Armed Forces can abide by two ethics codes, civilian and ... read more

Mar. 15, 2017 — Researchers have been studying the deep earthquake which occurred on May 30, 2015, to the west of Japan's Bonin ... read more

CRUST Adds New Layer of Defense Against Earthquakes, Tsunamis

Mar. 13, 2017 — The first computer model to simulate the whole chain of events triggered by offshore mega subduction earthquakes could reduce losses to life and property caused by disasters like the huge earthquake ... read more

Hiring Data Creates Risk of Workplace bias

Mar. 7, 2017 — American employers increasingly rely on large datasets and computer algorithms to decide who gets interviewed, hired or promoted. While these data algorithms can help to avoid biased human ... read more

Widespread Conflicts of Interest Among Patient-Advocacy Organizations Uncovered

Mar. 3, 2017 — Over the past few decades, hundreds of patient-advocacy organizations have emerged in the United States, promoting disease research and influencing FDA and health insurer policies. Now, a new study ... read more

Uncertainty Perception Drives Public's Trust, Mistrust of Science

Feb. 22, 2017 — Many policies -- from medicine to terrorism -- depend on how the general public accepts and understands scientific evidence. People view different branches of sciences as having different amounts of ... read more

Unsung Hero of Science: Assessment

Feb. 20, 2017 — Assessment adds enormous value to the scientific landscape, creating foundations for government and ... read more

Using Statistics Ethically to Combat 'a Scientific Credibility Crisis'

Feb. 19, 2017 — Can statistics increase the value of science to ... read more

Early Warning System Flags Global Financial Crises

Feb. 14, 2017 — Researchers have developed a new 'early warning system' that could help policymakers around the world take action to avert or lessen the impact of financial ... read more

Aftershock Nepal: Changing Perceptions Through Student Journalism

Feb. 6, 2017 — When the earthquake hit Nepal in 2015, the newspapers were full of stories of the tragic event, the devastation left following the natural disaster, and the heroic clean-up effort on the ground. Less ... read more

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