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Both Democrat and Republican Likely Voters Strongly Support Sex Education in Schools

Democrats and Republicans disagree on many policies but not on sex education for teenagers, a Rutgers-led national survey finds.

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Sex Education

Embargo expired on 14-Oct-2019 at 08:00 ET

How partisan hate leads people to believe falsehoods

Researchers now have a better idea of why people who rely on partisan news outlets are more likely to believe falsehoods about political opponents.

– Ohio State University

Journal of Communication

US green economy worth $1.3 trillion per year, but new policies needed to maintain growth

The US green economy is estimated to generate over $1.3 trillion in revenue per year, representing 16.5% of the global green economy, according to a new study by UCL.

– University College London

Palgrave Communications

Study reveals complexities and sensitivities in managing the UK’s withdrawal from the EU for border region residents

Brexit is already having an impact on life on both sides of the border. Respondents from the Central Border Region of Ireland/Northern Ireland report economic changes (e.g. job losses, business disinvestment, problems in labour recruitment, insurance...

– Queen's University Belfast

Does age at migration matter when it comes to mental health?

A new study published in The Gerontologist examined whether people who migrate later in life have poorer mental health than those who migrate earlier in life, and whether factors like socioeconomic status, physical health, language skills, and family...

– Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research at Rutgers University

The Gerontologist, Volume 59, Issue 5, October 2019

To Reduce Gun Violence, Lift Roadblocks to Firearm Data

While gun violence in America kills more than 35,000 people a year and as calls for policies to stem the crisis grow, University of Washington researchers point out in a new analysis that barriers to data stand in the way of advancing solutions.

– University of Washington

JAMA, Oct.-2019

New Opioid Prescription Dosages Drop 22 Percent in Penn Medicine’s New Jersey Practices Following Changes to State Law and Health Record Alerts

The total amount of opioids dispensed per new opioid prescription decreased by 22 percent in Penn Medicine outpatient practices in New Jersey after the state passed a law limiting prescriptions to a five-day supply for new opioid prescriptions. Penn ...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Journal of General Internal Medicine

Features and Policy

Innovation and National Security

The United States leads the world in innovation, research, and technology development. Since World War II, the new markets, industries, companies, and military capabilities that emerged from the country’s science and technology commitment have com...

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Independent Task Force Report No. 77, Council on Foreign Relations, September 2019.

The Syrian Conflict: Consequences of U.S. Withdrawal

CFR Conference Call. Steven A. Cook and Gayle Tzemach Lemmon discuss the U.S. decision to withdraw from northeastern Syria and the Turkish response, including implications for the United States’ Kurdish allies in Syria and the future of the Islamic...

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Conference Call, Council on Foreign Relations, October 10, 2019.

Who's Who in Northern Syria?

CFR In Brief by Lindsay Maizland. With Turkey’s latest military offensive, here’s a rundown of the different forces in the region.

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Lindsay Maizland, In Brief,, October 11, 2019.

Bipartisan Solution to Surprise Medical Bills Reaches 100 Co-Sponsors

Today, hundreds of thousands of physicians unified under the Out of the Middle Coalition applaud Representatives Raul Ruiz, MD, (D-Calif.) and Phil Roe, MD, (R-Tenn.), for reaching 100 cosponsors on their bipartisan solution to address surprise medic...

– American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)


In Rejecting City’s Deal, Chicago Teachers Reach for Bigger Goal

– Cornell University

Rutgers Expert Available to Discuss Opioid Epidemic, Democratic Debate

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Addiction specialist on the lack of research into marijuana, THC and CBD

– Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Turkey’s military aggression in Syria is as unlawful as Russia’s in Ukraine, Notre Dame expert says

– University of Notre Dame

Expert available to discuss National Latinx AIDS Awareness (Oct. 15) -- and alarming rise in Latino HIV cases and what can be done about it.

– New York University





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