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Released: 14-Aug-2020 11:30 AM EDT
SNEB President Koch emphasizes four key points during oral comments to Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee
Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior

Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior President Pam Koch EdD, RD presented comments to federal officials on behalf of the Society regarding the Scientific Report of the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee: Advisory Report to the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of Health and Human Services.

Released: 14-Aug-2020 8:10 AM EDT
FSU researcher finds links between police searches and race in Minneapolis
Florida State University

By: Mark Blackwell Thomas | Published: August 13, 2020 | 12:46 pm | SHARE: When looking for cities to conduct research on the intersection of police behavior, race and location, James Wright II, an assistant professor of public administration at Florida State University, didn’t have many options. It was 2016 and, at that time, Minneapolis was the only city that had publicly available information about police stops with the detailed, longitudinal and latitudinal information Wright required to plot police stops block by block.

Newswise: Turning a blind eye to sexual abuse: University of Utah law professor explores role of bystanders in new book
Released: 14-Aug-2020 8:00 AM EDT
Turning a blind eye to sexual abuse: University of Utah law professor explores role of bystanders in new book
University of Utah

In Armies of Enablers: Survivor Stories of Complicity and Betrayal In Sexual Assaults, Guiora explores the role of bystanders complicit in abuse and their effect on victims by interviewing survivors of recent and well-known cases of sexual abuse in communities including higher education, elite athletics, sports organizations, religious institutions, law enforcement, the entertainment industry, and elected officials. He proposes legal, cultural, and social measures aimed at the enabler from the survivor’s perspective.

Released: 13-Aug-2020 3:25 PM EDT
Water, conservation and policy experts warn new federal rule could harm U.S. waters
University of Georgia

A group of aquatic scientists and policy experts warns that the Navigable Waters Protection Rule recently adopted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers could profoundly degrade the nation’s water quality.

Newswise: Systemic Racism Has Consequences for All Life in Cities
12-Aug-2020 11:55 AM EDT
Systemic Racism Has Consequences for All Life in Cities
University of Washington

Social inequalities, specifically racism and classism, are impacting the biodiversity, evolutionary shifts and ecological health of plants and animals in our cities. That’s the main finding of a review paper published Aug. 13 in Science led by the University of Washington, with co-authors at the University of California, Berkeley, and University of Michigan.

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Released: 13-Aug-2020 12:05 PM EDT
Stay-at-home orders significantly associated with reduced spread of COVID-19, study finds
Brown University

Across the globe, COVID-19 has infected more than 18 million people to date and has killed hundreds of thousands -- and the United States has been hit especially hard.

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Released: 13-Aug-2020 11:05 AM EDT
Public health consequences of policing homelessness
University of Colorado Denver

Two weeks ago, Colorado State Patrol troopers began clearing out nearly 200 residents from homeless encampments that surround the Colorado Capitol.

Released: 13-Aug-2020 11:00 AM EDT
U.S. Army commits up to $11 million for polymer research
Case Western Reserve University

A new five-year agreement awards $5.4 million (with the potential for up to $11 million) to a team led by Case Western Reserve, and includes a subcontract to PolymerPlus LLC, a Cleveland-based polymeric development company founded at the university in 2010, to lead production scale-up.

Newswise: Military medical sponsors award manufacturing development contract to NuShores Biosciences for bone regeneration technology
Released: 13-Aug-2020 10:50 AM EDT
Military medical sponsors award manufacturing development contract to NuShores Biosciences for bone regeneration technology
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has received state and federal approval to award a services contract to NuShores Biosciences LLC for Generation 1 manufacturing of the NuCress bone void filler scaffold products. This contract is funded by a $5.6 million grant awarded by the Department of Defense to UA Little Rock in 2019.

Released: 13-Aug-2020 8:30 AM EDT
Examining Congress members' popularity on Instagram
Dickinson College

With a "virtual campaign season" underway due to the COVID-19 pandemic, social media platforms will be a particularly important way for candidates to build a following and connect with voters.

11-Aug-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Declassify Attacks and Incentivize Resilience
Associated Universities, Inc.

– Today in view of rising global tensions, bold new recommendations were issued by the National Commission for Grid Resilience (NCGR) to secure and build a more resilient grid in the United States, the world's greatest consumer of electricity.

Newswise: Book examines influence of racism on voting rights
Released: 12-Aug-2020 4:40 PM EDT
Book examines influence of racism on voting rights
Iowa State University

There is greater awareness today of structural racism in the U.S., but Americans are still split on the impact it has on the voting rights of underrepresented groups, according to a new book that examines the history of hostility toward Latinos and how it influences attitudes about voting rights.

Newswise: A Novel Strategy for Quickly Identifying Twitter Trolls
6-Aug-2020 10:05 AM EDT
A Novel Strategy for Quickly Identifying Twitter Trolls
PLOS

Two algorithms that account for distinctive use of repeated words and word pairs require as few as 50 tweets to accurately distinguish deceptive “troll” messages from those posted by public figures.

Released: 12-Aug-2020 5:05 AM EDT
USC Center for the Digital Future study finds huge gaps in views based on political beliefs on alternatives to traditional voting; half want changes in political conventions
USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

A majority of Americans say national elections need to change because of the COVID-19 pandemic, including broad support for voting by mail and online political conventions, reports a new study by the USC Center for the Digital Future.

Released: 11-Aug-2020 1:35 PM EDT
New book explores four major threats to US democracy
Cornell University

In their new book, “Four Threats: The Recurring Crises of American Democracy,” Suzanne Mettler, professor of government at Cornell University, and Robert Lieberman, professor of political science at Johns Hopkins University, not only assert that history repeats itself – they also identify the underlying causes of democracy destabilization. American democracy has often been fragile, they argue, and today it faces an unprecedented crisis.

Newswise: Demographics data helps predict NY flood insurance claims
Released: 11-Aug-2020 1:10 PM EDT
Demographics data helps predict NY flood insurance claims
Cornell University

In flood-prone areas of the Hudson River valley in New York state, census areas with more white and affluent home owners tend to file a higher percentage of flood insurance claims than lower-income, minority residents, according to a new study.

Released: 11-Aug-2020 11:05 AM EDT
New research shows popular opinion impacts the ‘imperial presidency’
Cornell University

Doug Kriner, professor of government at Cornell University, is the co-author of the recently published book “The Myth of the Imperial Presidency: How Public Opinion Checks the Unilateral Executive,” which contains analysis of unilateral presidential actions.

Released: 11-Aug-2020 9:00 AM EDT
California Voters: ‘Release and Implement the Master Plan for Aging as Part of COVID-19 Response’
The SCAN Foundation

Over the past months, the COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally shaken the nation’s social, demographic, political, economic, and health care landscapes with more than 4.8 million cases and 157,631 deaths nationally as of August 6.

Newswise: New model shows how voting behavior can drive political parties apart
Released: 10-Aug-2020 4:10 PM EDT
New model shows how voting behavior can drive political parties apart
Santa Fe Institute

If voters gravitate toward the center of the political spectrum, why are the parties drifting farther apart? A new model reveals a mechanism for increased polarization in U.S. politics, guided by the idea of "satisficing"-- that people will settle for a candidate who is "good enough."

Newswise: Weighing Trade-Offs Between Public Health and Economic Benefit, New Research Shows Which Businesses Make Most Sense to Reopen
Released: 10-Aug-2020 6:00 AM EDT
Weighing Trade-Offs Between Public Health and Economic Benefit, New Research Shows Which Businesses Make Most Sense to Reopen
University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

In preparing for the next stage of reopening, leaders must decide what kinds of businesses represent the best and worst trade-offs in terms of economic benefits and health risks. To tackle that question, a new study fuses a variety of data on consumer and business activity, measuring 26 types of businesses by both their usefulness and risk.

Released: 7-Aug-2020 8:00 AM EDT
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Supports Senate Introduction of Medical Nutrition Therapy Act
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics thanks U.S. Sens. Susan Collins (Maine) and Gary Peters (Mich.) for their commitment to America’s health and their introduction of the Medical Nutrition Therapy Act. This bicameral, bipartisan legislation would provide coverage for Medicare beneficiaries to obtain treatment from registered dietitian nutritionists and other qualified nutrition experts for many common and costly chronic diseases.

Released: 6-Aug-2020 3:10 PM EDT
AANA Supports Improvements to Rural Health Access
American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)

To provide high-quality, value-based healthcare for millions of patients living in the nation’s rural communities, the White House issued an executive order on Aug. 3 that calls on the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to report on ways to eliminate regulatory burdens. The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) is encouraged by the order which, if considered, could increase access to quality care for patients by removing costly supervision requirements of nurse anesthetists.

Newswise: Consumers find third-party use of personal location data privacy violations, study shows
Released: 6-Aug-2020 3:05 PM EDT
Consumers find third-party use of personal location data privacy violations, study shows
University of Notre Dame

New research from the University of Notre Dame showed that people are nuanced about how their location is tracked.

Released: 6-Aug-2020 1:35 PM EDT
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health faculty awarded grant by National Collaborative on Gun Violence Research
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

A team led by UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professors Ninez Ponce and Michael Rodriguez has received a $596,000 grant from the National Collaborative on Gun Violence Research to address data gaps about gun use and improve firearms policies.

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Released: 6-Aug-2020 11:20 AM EDT
WashU Expert: Pandemic lessons from 2-1-1
Washington University in St. Louis

There have been more than 3.5 million requests for assistance to 2-1-1 help lines around the United States since the coronavirus pandemic hit this spring. The impact was immediate and dramatic, said a Brown School researcher who tracks calls to 2-1-1 help lines across the U.S.During COVID-19, the volume of requests to 2-1-1s has increased exponentially, said Matthew Kreuter, the Kahn Family Professor of Public Health at Washington University in St.

Released: 5-Aug-2020 7:05 PM EDT
Planned Medicare Cuts Deal Heavy Blow to Nation’s Ophthalmologists
American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

Ophthalmology lost more patient volume due to the COVID-19 pandemic than any other medical specialty.

Released: 5-Aug-2020 5:05 AM EDT
Fauci still considered No. 1 COVID-19 information source; reliance on Trump drops; public support of government response to the coronavirus declines, reports study by USC Center for the Digital Future
USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

A growing number of Americans say federal, state, and local governments are doing a poor job of responding to COVID-19, and Anthony Fauci continues to be the nation’s most relied-upon source about COVID-19, reports a new study by the USC Center for the Digital Future.

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Released: 4-Aug-2020 7:05 PM EDT
Reporting on Local Health Systems
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Susan Dentzer, health-care analyst, commentator, journalist, and senior policy fellow at the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy, discusses local health systems, including how they are coping with the COVID-19 pandemic and best practices for reporting on the subject. Carla Anne Robbins, CFR adjunct senior fellow and former deputy editorial page editor at the New York Times, hosts the webinar.

Newswise: How Police Compare in Different Democracies
Released: 4-Aug-2020 6:55 PM EDT
How Police Compare in Different Democracies
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Recent killings by U.S. officers have sparked widespread calls for police reform and an end to systemic racism. Here’s how U.S. policing compares with other countries’ approaches.

Newswise: How Countries Are Reopening Schools During the Pandemic
Released: 4-Aug-2020 1:20 PM EDT
How Countries Are Reopening Schools During the Pandemic
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Educators worldwide are facing the agonizing decision of whether to resume in-person instruction while there’s still no cure for the new coronavirus. Countries including Denmark, India, and Kenya are taking different approaches.

Released: 4-Aug-2020 10:05 AM EDT
Oklahoma Opts Out of Physician Supervision of CRNAs
American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)

Oklahoma is now the 19th state to opt out from federal regulations that require physician supervision of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs). The governors of 18 states and Guam have exercised such exemptions prior to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) suspension for all states during the COVID-19 health crisis.

Released: 4-Aug-2020 10:00 AM EDT
Mount Sinai Medical Legal Partnership Names Executive Director
Mount Sinai Health System

The Mount Sinai Medical Legal Partnership (MSMLP) has appointed Allison Charney as its Executive Director. Ms. Charney was a founding member of the MSMLP and has been Co-Chair of the Board of Directors since its inception in 2014.

Released: 3-Aug-2020 12:05 PM EDT
Arizonans Overwhelmingly Want Physicians to Supervise Nurse Anesthetists and Respond to Anesthesia Emergencies
American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

The Arizona Society of Anesthesiologists (AzSA) and the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) strongly oppose Governor Doug Ducey’s decision to “opt-out” of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ physician supervision requirement, which dismantles the anesthesia care team model in Arizona by allowing nurse anesthetists to administer anesthesia without physician supervision. Only 28% of Arizona voters support the governor’s exemption to this federal regulation that requires nurse anesthetists to administer anesthesia under the supervision of a physician.

Newswise: Study shows demolishing vacant houses can have positive effect on neighbor maintenance
Released: 3-Aug-2020 11:25 AM EDT
Study shows demolishing vacant houses can have positive effect on neighbor maintenance
Iowa State University

New research out of Iowa State University suggests that demolishing abandoned houses may lead nearby property owners to better maintain their homes.


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