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Study Shows Alarming Increases of Firearm Deaths in U.S. School-age Children

From 1999 to 2017, 38,942 U.S. children ages 5 to 18 years old were killed by firearms, averaging more than 2,000 deaths a year. In 2017 alone, 2,462 school-age children were killed by firearms compared to 144 police officers and 1,000 active militar...

– Florida Atlantic University

American Journal of Medicine

Embargo expired on 21-Mar-2019 at 10:00 ET

Childhood Adversity Linked to Higher Out-of-Pocket Health Care Costs in Adulthood

A study has found that out-of-pocket health care spending and medical debt are substantially higher when adults have a history of adverse childhood experiences. The study showed that household medical costs were 30 percent higher, and the likelihood ...

– University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

The American Journal of Preventive Medicine

Embargo expired on 21-Mar-2019 at 00:00 ET

Medical Marijuana Laws Linked To Health and Labor Supply Benefits in Older Adults

A study that examined older Americans’ well-being before and after medical marijuana laws were passed in their state found reductions in reported pain and increased hours worked. The study, co-written by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg Schoo...

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Journal of Policy Analysis and Management

The politics of climate change: Lawmakers sign weak environmental treaties to get re-elected

Why do the world’s politicians keep signing weak environmental treaties? Because it helps them get re-elected, according to a new study by Cornell University economist Marco Battaglini and a colleague.

– Cornell University

Journal of Political Economy

Climate Change Communication: Building Consensus

– DePaul University

Social Media + Society


ASN and AAKP Advocates are on Capitol Hill Urging Congress to Support KidneyX

Advocates from the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) and the American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) are meeting with representatives, senators, and their respective staffs today to urge Congress to support KidneyX, a public-private partne...

– American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

Embargo expired on 20-Mar-2019 at 08:00 ET

Endocrine Society praises European Parliament report’s call to regulate endocrine-disrupting chemicals

The Endocrine Society applauded the European Parliament’s release of a report demonstrating that endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) pose a serious threat to the health of current and future generations and illustrating the need for additional ac...

– Endocrine Society

Public Administration Students Compete in Global Policy Simulation

Four public administration students brought their public policy implementation skills to the global stage. The students participated in the fifth annual Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration’s Batten Student Simulation Com...

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

CEIBS Wealth Forum: Technology Offers New Investment Opportunities Amid US-China Trade Worries, Uncertain Economic Outlook

Whether the country can overcome domestic adversity and withstand external shocks were questions occupying the minds of speakers at the 2019 CEIBS-Darden Private Wealth Investment Forum, co-hosted by the China-Europe International Business School and...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

New Medicare Bill to Provide Long Needed Overhaul of Diabetes Treatment Services

On March 14, Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME) introduced the Expanding Access to Diabetes Self-Management Training (DSMT) Act (S. 814) in the U.S. Senate. The bill addresses major barriers to access for Medicare beneficiaries, ...

– American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE)

Acceleration of UN High-Level Meeting Commitments on TB Focus of International Respiratory Societies

On World TB Day, the American Thoracic Society, along with our partners in the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS), urges governments to leverage the success of the first-ever United Nation (UN) High-Level Meeting (HLM) in the fight a...

– American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Announcements and Events

NYU’s Public Safety Lab Joins National Partnership for Pretrial Justice

New York University’s Public Safety Lab has joined the National Partnership for Pretrial Justice, a group of more than two dozen research, technical assistance, policy, and advocacy organizations that will work to advance pretrial justice nationall...

– New York University

Embargo expired on 19-Mar-2019 at 09:00 ET

AACI to Host Congressional Briefing Addressing Barriers to Cancer Research and Care

The Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI) will host a Congressional briefing, “Breaking Down Barriers to a Cure,” on Wednesday, March 27. A panel of experts and patient advocates will discuss financial and structural barriers that limi...

– Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI)

TRIUMF receives historic investment in 2019 federal budget

Building on a 50-year legacy of accelerating science for research, medicine, and business, TRIUMF today received an historic $292.7M investment in support of the lab’s future and its vision for Canada.


Political scientist receives $1.1 million Minerva Award

A political scientist at West Virginia University is researching the vulnerability of states that border a hostile, larger power and how that proximity affects the ability of those countries to provide basic services to their people. In this case, th...

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences


Easy Credit, Foolish Assumptions Are Key Ingredients of Financial Crises, Johns Hopkins Finance Expert Writes in New Book, ‘Broken Bargain’

– Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

What Changes in the Tax Code Mean for New Jersey

– Rutgers University

PTSD Expert Available To Discuss New Zealand Mass Shooting

– Texas A&M University

EPA Administrator says unsafe drinking water is a greater threat than climate change. Jerry Kauffman, Director of the Water Resources Center at the University of Delaware wants to talk about that

– University of Delaware

Diversity is woven into everything on campus, expect speech

– Cornell University

Federal Drilling Ruling Shows ‘Invisible’ Threat of Climate Change Matters Most

– Cornell University

No one man should have all that power. @JohnsHopkins researchers can comment on energy planning for countries affected by conflict

– Johns Hopkins University

AU Experts Comment on the Role of NATO in Today’s World

– American University

Rutgers Law Professor Available to Comment on New Zealand Mosque Shootings

– Rutgers University

AU Experts Available to Comment on Upcoming Elections in Israel

– American University





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