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Endocrine Society Concerned Federal Rule Will Limit Women’s Access to Contraception

The Endocrine Society expressed concerns Friday with the presidential administration’s new rules that would scale back the Affordable Care Act’s contraception coverage mandate.

– Endocrine Society

Puerto Rico Needs a Repeal of the Jones Act, Further Incentives

– Cornell University

NY State Medicaid Expansion Widened Racial Gap in Access to High-Quality Cancer Surgery

The 2001 New York State Medicaid expansion — what is considered a precursor to the Affordable Care (ACA) — widened the racial disparity gap when it came to access to high-quality hospitals for cancer surgery, according to a new study from Georget...

– Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

The Journal of the American College of Surgeons

Embargo expired on 05-Oct-2017 at 00:05 ET

Decision to Rescind Waters of the United States Rule Based on Flawed Analysis, Virginia Tech Economist Finds

New evidence suggests that the Trump Administration’s proposal to rescind the 2015 Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule that would limit the scope of the Clean Water Act inappropriately overlooks wetlands-related values.

– Virginia Tech


Embargo expired on 05-Oct-2017 at 14:00 ET

55th Anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis: How Does the Past Inform Today’s U.S.-North Korea Standoff?

– American University

Guest Worker Bill to Stabilize Agriculture Labor Market

– Cornell University

WashU Expert: CHIP Demise Devastating to Millions of American Children

– Washington University in St. Louis

Social Media Expert Available to Discuss Russian Facebook Ads and Its Impact to Global Politics

– Virginia Tech

Where Are Computer-Savvy Workers Going to Come From?

– Michigan Technological University

Puerto Ricans Fleeing Maria Devastation Could Face Uphill Economic Battle in US

– Cornell University

Repealing the Clean Power Plan Would Be Irresponsible: ATS

– American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Catholic Church’s Move Away From Fossil Fuels Sets It Up as Sustainability Leader

– Cornell University

Getting Rid of Social Security Numbers Is the Best Move, and Here’s Why

– Cornell University

American University Experts Available to Discuss Tax Reform and Related Issues

American University Experts Available to Discuss Tax Reform and Related Issues

Expert Available

– American University

Rheumatology Leaders Applaud CMS Decision to Finalize Withdrawal of Medicare Part B Payment Demonstration

The American College of Rheumatology commends the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for finalizing its decision to withdraw the Part B Drug Payment Demonstration.

– American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

Gerrymandering Expert Available to Discuss Supreme Court Case

– Virginia Tech

UW Center for Human Rights Studies Law Enforcement, Federal Agency Collaboration on Immigration

Cities and counties concerned about immigrant rights should closely examine law enforcement's collaboration with federal immigration authorities — and the role a for-profit company has in drafting language used in many law enforcement policy manual...

– University of Washington

AERA Statement on Mass Shooting in Las Vegas

In this period of human devastation and public pain, it is incumbent upon us to confront our collective responsibilities as researchers, educators, and policy makers to engage in a dialogue about the pervasive and lethal effects of guns in the hands ...

– American Educational Research Association (AERA)

Professor Receives $230,000 to Assist U.S. Department of Defense in Social Bot Detection

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock professor has received $230,000 to help defend the United States against the use of social bots. Dr. Nitin Agarwal, Jerry L. Maulden-Entergy Endowed Chair of Information Science, received the grant to develop a...

– University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Expert Available on Gun Violence & Mental Illness. Specific Research Addresses Issues Surrounding Mental Illness, Mass Shootings & Treatment

– Vanderbilt University

Kasich’s Comments on GOP Reflect Two-Party Predicament

– Cornell University

The ATS Applauds New Legislation Addressing Sleep Apnea Among Transportation Workers

The American Thoracic Society applauds the efforts of New York Senators Schumer and Gillibrand and New Jersey Senators Booker and Menendez for their legislation to improve transportation safety by addressing sleep apnea. We believe screening for sle...

– American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Cuban Expert Shares Thoughts On Potential Travel Ban, Etc.

– Stony Brook University





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