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Endocrine Society Commends Reinvigorated Effort to Regulate Chemicals in Personal Care Products

The Endocrine Society applauded the reintroduction of a Senate bill that would give government regulators needed authority to protect consumers from exposure to hazardous endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) in cosmetics and other personal care prod...

– Endocrine Society

Ohio State conservation and wolf expert Jeremy Bruskotter is available to talk about the Trump administration's plans to take the gray wolf off the Endangered Species List.

– Ohio State University

Study: Democracy fosters economic growth

As long as democracy has existed, there have been democracy skeptics -- from Plato warning of mass rule to contemporary critics claiming authoritarian regimes can fast-track economic programs.

– Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Journal of Political Economy

Should Patients Be Considered Consumers?

There is broad support for building health care systems that are patient centered, seen as a means of improving health outcomes and as morally worthy in itself. But the concept of patient-centered care has increasingly merged with the concept of pati...

– Rutgers School of Public Health

Health Affairs

States with Strict Gun Laws See Increase in Homicides When They Border States with Lax Ones

Gun-related homicide rates in states with strict gun laws increase when neighboring states have less restrictive laws as a result of gun trafficking across state lines, suggests a new study from Penn Medicine. A review of gun tracing data also reveal...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery

Anti-Semitism Resolution Is ‘Implicit Rebuke of a Sitting Member’

– Cornell University

Wolf Researcher Available to Comment on Announcement of Plan to Lift Protections for Gray Wolves

– Michigan Technological University

Forecasting mosquitoes' global spread

Outbreaks of mosquito-borne illnesses like yellow fever, dengue, Zika and chikungunya are rising around the world. Climate change has created conditions favorable to mosquitoes' spread, but so have human travel and migration and accelerating urbaniza...

– Boston Children's Hospital

Nature Microbiology

Economic Inequality, Part 3: What Can Business Do About It?

While clearly there is a place for government and nonprofit organizations to address the many issues surrounding income inequality (see Parts 1 and 2 of this series), one hears less about what can be done through the private sector. Yet business and ...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Hearings Highlight Vaccine Access, Knowledge, Policy Gaps

With evidence that the number of measles cases and outbreaks this year is already well on track to exceed last year’s numbers, today’s Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions hearing is drawing urgent attention to a central tene...

– Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Commends Congress for Introducing Treat and Reduce Obesity Act

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics commends the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives on the introduction of the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act of 2019. The Academy calls on Congress to pass the legislation, which will allow registered dieti...

– Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Who is Caring for Migrants and Refugees?

New York University’s Hemispheric Institute has launched the Ecologies of Migrant Care web site, a digital platform featuring interviews with migrants, activists, faith leaders, journalists, academics, and others supporting migrants and refugees an...

– New York University

UT/TT Poll: Texans Embrace Legislative Focus on Public Education, Property Taxes

Public education and property taxes are dominating the agenda of the 140-day Texas legislative session now underway, and findings in the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll suggest that these efforts resonate with the concerns of Texas vote...

– University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)


Study: Job applications without criminal history questions help increase hiring of former prisoners

Former prisoners have a better chance of getting hired if a job application doesn’t include questions about criminal history, according to new employment research from Case Western Reserve University.

– Case Western Reserve University

Statement from the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) President Mark E. Rosenberg, MD, FASN, on Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Azar’s Remarks on Efforts to Improve Care for Kidney Patients

On behalf of the 40 million Americans living with kidney diseases and their families and the more than 20,000 ASN members who are physicians, scientists, nurses, and health professionals, ASN applauds the bold vision and leadership of HHS Secretary A...

– American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

Measles outbreak: Straight answers about the vaccine

– Arizona State University (ASU)





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