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Study: Colleges with Fewer Women Less Likely to Publish Sexual Assault Policies, Definitions of Consent

Small, private colleges with fewer female students are less likely than larger public colleges to have sexual assault policies and a definition of sexual consent on their websites, according to a new study from researchers at RTI International and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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New Study Points to Risks from Mislabeled Unregulated Cannabidiol Products

Study findings highlight need for manufacturing and testing standards and federal government oversight.

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Study Shows Students with the Lowest Student Loan Debt Tend to Default More Than Students Carrying More Debt

As higher education tuition levels continue to rise, there’s concern that increasing student loan debt will lead to higher default rates. A new analysis suggests otherwise. The study, conducted by RTI International for the National Center for Education Statistics, indicates there’s an inverse relationship between the amount students borrow and their likelihood of defaulting.

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Researchers Identify Gene That Influences Nicotine Dependence

Discovery creates the possibility for new research in addiction treatment

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Low Medicaid Rates Limit Beneficiaries’ Access to Assisted Living Facilities, Quality Care

A new study by RTI International found that low Medicaid payment rates for services in assisted living and similar settings discourage residential care providers from serving Medicaid beneficiaries, which limits their access to community-based residential care.

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RTI International Testing Water for Lead at Nearly 100 NC Child Care Centers

Nearly 100 North Carolina child care centers that use public water supplies are partnering with RTI International to test for lead. Additional child care centers and elementary schools can enroll in the study through mid-August. Participation in the study is free and participant results are private.

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Teachers Should Foster Emotional Intelligence in Their Students but Not Be Graded on It, Report Finds

If emotional intelligence is a key—and possibly the most important—component to student success, how do we ensure schools foster it?

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Study: Trying New Marijuana Products and Edibles Is Associated with Unexpected Highs

A new study by RTI International suggests that unexpected highs are a consequence of using new marijuana products and edibles—products that have flooded the marijuana market since legalization of recreational marijuana use.

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RTI International Finds TROSA, an Innovative Substance Abuse Treatment Program, Saves North Carolina $7.5 Million Annually

TROSA, a therapeutic community providing substance abuse treatment and job training, saves North Carolina $7.5 million every year, according to an independent study conducted by RTI International.

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Report: Younger Women Battling Breast Cancer Face More Aggressive Diagnoses, and Therefore, More Significant Treatment Burden

As the nation struggles with soaring health care costs, a new report by RTI International shows that younger women diagnosed with breast cancer face a significant treatment burden.







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