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Equipping Parents with Learning Activities Helps Close Cognitive Development Gap Between Disadvantaged and High-Resourced Children

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Home-based interventions that teach parents to engage children in playful interactive learning activities can close the cognitive development gap between disadvantaged children and high-resource peers, according to a new study led by RTI...
14-Mar-2016 9:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

RTI International Launching Initiatives in Latin America to Combat Zika

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Researchers will study the health effects of Zika on pregnant women and babies, the effectiveness of drones for vector control activities, and public understanding of the virus
2-Mar-2016 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Survey Finds the Percentage of Undergraduate Women at 9 Colleges Who Were Sexually Assaulted During 2014-2015 Academic Year Varied Considerably

In a survey of students at nine U.S. colleges and universities, the percentage of undergraduate women who experienced a sexual assault, defined as sexual battery or rape, during 2014-2015 academic year varied considerably—rates varied among the 9...
20-Jan-2016 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Study: Adolescents Who Find E-Cigarette Ads Effective Are More Likely to Try Them

Adolescents are more likely to say they will try electronic cigarettes if they perceive TV ads for these products as effective, according to a new study by RTI International researchers.
11-Jan-2016 9:55 AM EST Add to Favorites

New RTI Press Book Encourages Homeowner Energy Saving Using Behavioral Science

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A new book published by RTI Press and co-edited by RTI International's Brian G. Southwell explores the behavioral factors behind individual homeowners' use of energy, and what might change those behaviors.
7-Jan-2016 9:55 AM EST Add to Favorites

Study Finds Activity Trackers Are Better at Counting Steps Than Measuring Sleep

Wearable activity trackers that promise to monitor physical activity, sleep and more are becoming increasingly popular with health-conscious consumers. A recent study led by researchers from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and RTI...
21-Dec-2015 9:55 AM EST Add to Favorites

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Can Be as Effective as Second-Generation Antidepressants to Treat Major Depressive Disorder

Major depressive disorder affects more than 32 million Americans, and their first stop for treatment is often their primary care provider. A recent evidence review of several alternatives to medication found that using cognitive behavioral therapy...
9-Dec-2015 12:55 PM EST Add to Favorites

Large Increase in Bed Capacity at North Carolina State Psychiatric Hospital Needed to Reduce Average Patient Wait Time Below One Day

Without increasing community-based psychiatric services, a large number of additional state psychiatric hospital beds would be needed to make a substantial impact on the average wait time of admission for people in crisis in North Carolina,...
8-Dec-2015 7:55 AM EST Add to Favorites

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