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May 3, 2016

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Fighting Against Counterfeit Medicine

Apr. 25, 2016 — Around the world, especially in developing nations, counterfeit medicines are a real problem. Until now, in many countries there hasn't been a standard protocol to conduct investigations and ... 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

Eco-Friendly Store Brands Are a 'Win-Win-Win Situation'

Apr. 20, 2016 — Profits for store brands can increase if companies couple ethical marketing with higher prices, new research indicates. However, the researchers also found that consumers' evaluations of store ... read more

Natural Disasters Since 1900: Over 8 Million Deaths, 7 Trillion US Dollars

Apr. 18, 2016 — More than seven trillion US dollars economic damage and eight million deaths via natural disasters since the start of the 20th century. These figures have been calculated using a database called ... read more

Shot in the Dark: New Surveillance Tool Called Shotspotter Tracks and Records Incidents of Gunfire

Apr. 16, 2016 — When gunfire is heard and unreported, what does it reveal about the state of crime in America? One expert is determined to find out. She has been using data from new surveillance technology to ... read more

Reasons Reported by Children, Youth for Being on the Streets

Apr. 4, 2016 — Poverty was the most common reason reported by children and youth, globally, for why they were on the streets, according to a new ... read more

Did Public Opinion of Immigration Take a Negative Turn During the Recession?

Apr. 1, 2016 — Increasingly popularity of right-wing political parties has not been because of an increase in anti-immigrant sentiment, suggests a new ... read more

Minorities' Homicide Victimization Rates Fall Significantly Compared to Whites'

Mar. 31, 2016 — While homicide victimization rates declined for whites, blacks, and Hispanics in the United States from 1990-2010, the drop was much more precipitous for the two minority groups, new research ... read more

Classroom Program Increases School Breakfast Participation, Not Obesity

Mar. 30, 2016 — Serving free breakfast in New York City's classrooms has boosted the number of students eating what some consider the most important meal of the day at school, according to research. This ... 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

White Delinquent Youth More Likely to Abuse Hard Drugs Than Blacks

Mar. 17, 2016 — Abuse and dependence on 'hard drugs' (cocaine, hallucinogen or PCP, opiate, amphetamine and sedatives) are less common among delinquent African American youth than those who are ... read more

Even 'Diversity-Friendly' Employers Discriminate Against Racial Minority Job Seekers

Mar. 17, 2016 — Minority applicants may fare even worse in the resumes pile at companies purporting to support diversity than they would at companies that don't make the claim, shows a new study. That's ... read more

Refugees Have a Substantially Higher Risk of Psychotic Disorders

Mar. 15, 2016 — Refugees face a substantially higher risk of psychotic disorders, including schizophrenia, compared to non-refugee migrants from the same regions of origin, finds a new ... 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

Mar. 11, 2016 — It is possible to determine the damage caused by a natural disaster in just a few hours, by using data from social networks, such as Twitter, say ... read more

Spending on Public Higher Education Overlooks Net Benefits as Investment in State's Future

Mar. 10, 2016 — Thinking of higher education funding as an investment that lowers costs -- and not as mere consumption spending -- could reframe the debate in Springfield, according to ... read more

Wealth Doesn't Protect US Blacks from Greater Chance of Incarceration

Mar. 10, 2016 — The chances of incarceration in America are always higher for blacks than for whites or Hispanics, regardless of their level of wealth, according to a new study. In addition, blacks and Hispanics who ... read more

News Coverage of Fukushima Disaster Found Lacking

Mar. 10, 2016 — A new analysis finds that US news media coverage following the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan minimized health risks to the general ... read more

Risks Less Likely to Be Reported by Public-Health Researchers Paid by Industry or Military

Mar. 9, 2016 — Scientists looking for environmental and occupational health risks are less likely to find them if they have a financial tie to firms that make, use, or dispose of industrial and commercial products, ... read more

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