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Released: 8-Apr-2020 11:20 PM EDT
‘Fake News’ Increases Consumer Demands for Corporate Action
North Carolina State University

New research finds that “fake news” inspires consumers to demand corrective action from companies – even if the company is a victim of the fake news story. The study also supports the idea that most people feel they are better at detecting fake news than other people are.

Newswise: ACA has helped protect low-income patients from catastrophic spending for surgery
Released: 8-Apr-2020 6:25 PM EDT
ACA has helped protect low-income patients from catastrophic spending for surgery
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

n the years after 2014, when the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance marketplaces were established, low-income patients who underwent a surgical procedure saved an average of $601 in out-of-pocket spending and $968 in premium spending per year, compared to before the marketplaces existed. Those low-income patients also had a 35% lower chance of having catastrophic levels of household medical spending. However, for middle-income patients, spending levels were about the same before and after the marketplaces began.

Newswise: SDSC’s Comet Supercomputer, TSCC Available for COVID-19 Research
Released: 8-Apr-2020 5:35 PM EDT
SDSC’s Comet Supercomputer, TSCC Available for COVID-19 Research
University of California San Diego

The San Diego Supercomputer Center at the University of California San Diego is providing priority access to its high-performance computer systems and other resources to researchers advancing our understanding of the virus and efforts to develop an effective vaccine in as short a time as possible.

Released: 8-Apr-2020 5:05 PM EDT
First study on the health conditions of adults one month into COVID-19 lockdown
University of Sydney

Restrictive measures to contain COVID-19 disrupt people’s normal work and life, which in turn may impact their health and wellbeing.

Newswise: Wallflowers Could Lead to New Drugs
Released: 8-Apr-2020 4:55 PM EDT
Wallflowers Could Lead to New Drugs
Boyce Thompson Institute

Plant-derived chemicals called cardenolides – like digitoxin – have long been used to treat heart disease, and have shown potential as cancer therapies. But the compounds are very toxic, making it difficult for doctors to prescribe a dose that works without harming the patient. Researchers now show that the wormseed wallflower could be used as a model species to elucidate how plants biosynthesize cardenolides, knowledge that could aid the discovery and development of safer drugs.

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Released: 8-Apr-2020 4:45 PM EDT
Therapy dogs may help lower emergency clinicians' stress

New research published in Academic Emergency Medicine indicates that for physicians and nurses working evening shifts in the emergency department, interacting with a therapy dog for several minutes may help lower stress.

Newswise: OADN Applauds State Of The World’s Nursing 2020: Investing In Education, Jobs And Leadership Report
Released: 8-Apr-2020 4:20 PM EDT
OADN Applauds State Of The World’s Nursing 2020: Investing In Education, Jobs And Leadership Report
Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN)

OADN applauds the recommendations of the World Health Organization’s State of the World’s Nursing 2020: Investing in Education, Jobs and Leadership report.

Released: 8-Apr-2020 4:10 PM EDT
Whether marijuana helps with pain is unclear, study suggests
Ohio State University

Medical marijuana users who say they have high levels of pain are more likely than those with low pain to say they use cannabis three or more times a day, a new study finds.

6-Apr-2020 5:25 PM EDT
Does Long-Term Exposure to Air Pollution Lead to a Steeper Rate of Cognitive Decline?
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

People who live in urban areas with higher levels of air pollution may score lower on thinking and memory tests and may also lose cognitive skills faster over time, or it is possible they also may not, according to a study published in the April 8, 2020, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Researchers examined the association of air pollution levels and cognitive impairment and decline in participants in two large epidemiological studies. They found an association between the air pollution and cognitive decline in one study group but not in the other.

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Released: 8-Apr-2020 3:55 PM EDT
Doubts about basic assumption for the universe
University of Bonn

No matter where we look, the same rules apply everywhere in space: countless calculations of astrophysics are based on this basic principle. A recent study by the Universities of Bonn and Harvard, however, has thrown this principle into question.

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