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Scientific Evidence Boosts Action for Activists, Decreases Action for Scientists

When a proposed policy has the backing of scientific evidence, it may boost the likelihood that activists will get involved with the issue. However, references to scientific evidence seem to dampen the activism of scientific experts, according to re...

– Penn State Institute for CyberScience

Journal of Behavioral Public Administration

California Law Led to an Increase in Childhood Vaccination Rates

A first of its kind analysis published today by researchers at the George Washington University (GW) found that a 2016 California vaccine law boosted protective coverage against measles and other serious childhood diseases compared to states that act...

– George Washington University


Research Suggests Salons as Potential Locations to Combat Domestic Violence in Immigrant Communities

A recent study conducted by Saint Joseph’s University researcher and professor of sociology and criminal justice, Chunrye Kim, Ph.D., revealed that hairstylists in immigrant communities in Queens, New York are aware of domestic violence and other ...

– Saint Joseph's University

Journal of Interpersonal Violence

Preparing Low-Income Communities for Hurricane Begins with Outreach, Rutgers Study Finds

Governments seeking to help their most vulnerable residents prepare for hurricanes and other disasters should create community-based information campaigns ahead of time, according to a Rutgers study of economically disadvantaged New Jerseyans in the ...

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Wiley Online Library


An anniversary Grady Landrum chooses not to celebrate

Grady Landrum, director of disability services at Wichita State University for the past 27 years, has been in a wheelchair ever since a drinking and driving accident as a 17-year-old. Landrum’s journey is both inspirational and a testament to his n...

– Wichita State University

Notre Dame Stories: Preparing for the Future

In this episode, a look at preparing for the future in two very different economic circumstances: In the US, how AI and advanced technology could disrupt the workforce; in the Amazon basin, how indigenous people are bolstering production of a common ...

– University of Notre Dame

ASA Endorses New Bipartisan Surprise Medical Bill Proposal

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) proudly endorses the comprehensive proposal the “Protecting People from Surprise Medical Bills Act” released today that protects patients from surprise medical bills – unanticipated bills from pro...

– American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Texas raises tobacco sales age to 21 to limit youth exposure and protect health

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center applauds the Texas Legislature today for passing Senate Bill 21, which raises the minimum legal sale age for all tobacco products from 18 to 21.

– University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

American College of Rheumatology Statement on CMS Medicare Advantage Final Rule

In August 2018, the CMS announced that Medicare Advantage (MA) plans would be allowed to utilize step therapy for Part B drugs. The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) expressed strong concerns about this proposal. The rheumatology community recei...

– American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

Announcements and Events

Specialty Dental Association Teams Up with State Rep. to Proclaim May as Save Your Tooth Month in Illinois

To help people appreciate their natural teeth, the American Association of Endodontists (AAE) teamed up with Illinois state Rep. Sam Yingling, D-Grayslake, to proclaim the month of May as Save Your Tooth Month.

– American Association of Endodontists (AAE)

American Chiropractic Association Joins Voices Coalition to Increase Access to Non-opioid Pain Treatments

The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) has joined forces with Voices for Non-Opioid Choices (“Voices”), a nonpartisan coalition of more than 20 organizations committed to preventing opioid addiction before it starts by increasing patient acc...

– American Chiropractic Association

APA Lauds Equality Act as Good for Business, Health and Families

WASHINGTON -- Following is the statement of Rosie Phillips Davis, PhD, president of the American Psychological Association, on the passage of the Equality Act (H.R. 5) by the U.S. House of Representatives:

– American Psychological Association (APA)

American University Launches Program on Legislative Negotiation

American University launches Program on Legislative Negotiation

– American University


Expert who advised Treasury Department on currency redesigns on move to delay putting Harriet Tubman on $20 bill

– University of Delaware

URI demographer addresses federal report on decline in U.S. birthrate

– University of Rhode Island

Magnified impact of Venezuela crisis on nearby islands

– University of Delaware

Charter School Expert Discusses Continued Debate in the U.S.

– George Washington University

Aggressive populists to reshape EU politics by obstruction

– Cornell University

U.S. Trade Negotiators Should Not Be Surprised by Chinese "Reneging"

– University of California, Irvine

Matthew L.M. Fletcher, Professor of Law at Michigan State University College of Law, Director of the Indigenous Law and Policy Center.

– Michigan State University





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