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Newswise: The Voting Rights Act Increased Racial Economic Equality That’s Now Diminishing
Released: 17-May-2022 2:05 PM EDT
The Voting Rights Act Increased Racial Economic Equality That’s Now Diminishing
University of California San Diego

As many state legislatures consider weakening voter protections and Congress debates new voting rights laws, recent research from the University of California San Diego’s Rady School of Management reveals that the 1965 Voting Rights Act contributed to improvements of the economic status of Blacks. Conversely, after the Supreme Court rendered the Voting Rights Act ineffective in 2013, it led to economic disenfranchisement for Black families that continues to persist.

Released: 17-May-2022 1:45 PM EDT
Stress could make us more likable, and other Behavioral Science news tips
Newswise

Here are some of the latest articles added to the Behavioral Science channel on Newswise.

Newswise: ACI to Congress: Ensure EPA Chemical Safety Office Has Necessary Funding
Released: 17-May-2022 10:05 AM EDT
ACI to Congress: Ensure EPA Chemical Safety Office Has Necessary Funding
American Cleaning Institute

The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) urged congressional leaders to ensure that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) receives the funding necessary to ensure that new, innovative and safe cleaning products can reach consumers quickly.

Released: 17-May-2022 7:50 AM EDT
Increased Access to Care and Reduced Treatment Delays Lead Priorities as Radiation Oncologists Meet with Members of Congress
American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

Radiation oncologists will meet with congressional leaders and staff today to ask for their support of policies to bolster access and equity in cancer care. Today’s American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Advocacy Day is the first to be held in-person since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Released: 16-May-2022 5:05 PM EDT
Departmental policies key to police officers’ decisions to activate body-worn cameras
Crime and Justice Research Alliance

Body-worn cameras (BWCs) have become increasingly common in U.S. police departments, but we know little about their use in the field, including the factors related to whether and why police activate them.

Released: 13-May-2022 1:30 PM EDT
Bill Gates-backed artificial breast milk company is not responsible for the baby formula shortage
Newswise

There’s no evidence that an investment in BIOMILQ – a startup that makes artificial breast milk has anything to do with the baby formula shortage. The shortage is caused by supply chain problems and a recall of formula owned by Abbott Nutrition.

Newswise: Demographics, not bias, best predict traffic stops
Released: 13-May-2022 1:20 PM EDT
Demographics, not bias, best predict traffic stops
Washington University in St. Louis

Research from the lab of Calvin Lai, assistant professor of psychological and brain sciences in Arts & Sciences, suggests demographics, not bias, is the best predictor of racial discrepancy when it comes to who gets pulled over by police.

Newswise: Poll shows abortion ruling leak did little to change Americans’ voting intentions
Released: 13-May-2022 1:05 PM EDT
Poll shows abortion ruling leak did little to change Americans’ voting intentions
Washington University in St. Louis

The forthcoming study conducted by researchers at the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis and UCLA shows abortion ruling leak did little to change Americans’ voting intentions.

12-May-2022 12:05 PM EDT
Federal Subsidies Kept COVID-Strapped Hospitals Financially Stable In 2020, First Year of Pandemic
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

The study found that in pre-pandemic period, hospitals overall lost an average of $1 for every $100 earned from patient care activities, leading to an operating margin of negative 1 percent.

Newswise: David Yellen named dean of the University of Miami School of Law
Released: 12-May-2022 12:30 PM EDT
David Yellen named dean of the University of Miami School of Law
University of Miami

A brilliant barrister who has argued a case before the Supreme Court and innovated in the classroom, David Yellen has served as a dean at two prestigious schools of law and is known as one of the most influential figures in legal education.

Released: 12-May-2022 9:50 AM EDT
Oped: Taking Action to Ban Menthol Cigarettes and Flavored Cigars
University of Kentucky

The news of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s proposal to ban mentholated cigarettes and flavored cigars will save lives. Every two and a half minutes, someone in the U.S. is diagnosed with lung cancer. Every day in the U.S., 400 lives are lost to lung cancer. If the FDA’s proposal is approved, researchers expect a 15 percent decline in tobacco smoking. Over the next 40 years, that decline in smokers could result in saving up to 654,000 lives. Nearly one-third of those deaths avoided will be among non-Hispanic Black smokers, who are more likely to use menthol cigarettes than non-Hispanic White smokers.

Newswise: Without Roe v. Wade, Millions Will Travel Farther for Abortion Care
Released: 11-May-2022 3:45 PM EDT
Without Roe v. Wade, Millions Will Travel Farther for Abortion Care
University of Utah

The median distance to a clinic would increase from 40 miles to 113.5 miles. State-level legislation “abortion care deserts” that will disproportionally effect women of color and the impoverished. Large swathes of the country would experience a 100-fold increase in distance to care, particularly in the South, Midwest and Intermountain West.

Newswise: New research finds that preference for remaining is key to successful immigration
Released: 11-May-2022 3:10 PM EDT
New research finds that preference for remaining is key to successful immigration
BOCCONI UNIVERSITY

New research finds that policies granting permanent residency to immigrants conditional on acquiring host country skills - like language - are most likely to generate higher fiscal contributions to the host country through income taxes.

Released: 11-May-2022 12:05 PM EDT
Study Finds Link Between Dropping Permit Requirement for Carrying Concealed Weapons and Increase in Officer-Involved Shootings with Civilian Victims
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

The study examined the impact of changes to state laws for civilians carrying concealed firearms and, using statistical modeling, estimated what would have happened if the laws had not changed.

Released: 10-May-2022 6:05 PM EDT
Michigan Opts Out of Physician Supervision of CRNAs
American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology

Michigan is now the 20th state to opt out from federal regulations that require physician supervision of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs). The American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology (AANA) reports that the governors of 19 additional states and Guam have exercised such exemptions.

Newswise: UIC Report Examines Cost of Erroneous Parking Tickets in Chicago
Released: 10-May-2022 5:05 PM EDT
UIC Report Examines Cost of Erroneous Parking Tickets in Chicago
University of Illinois Chicago

University of Illinois Chicago's Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy identifies 475,106 erroneous tickets in nearly six-year span

Newswise:  Buffalo State Political Scientist with Ties to Europe Discusses War in Ukraine
Released: 10-May-2022 1:05 PM EDT
Buffalo State Political Scientist with Ties to Europe Discusses War in Ukraine
SUNY Buffalo State College

Sara Norrevik, Buffalo State college lecturer of political science and public administration, served as a political adviser in Sweden’s Ministry of Defense before going into academia. In a Q&A, she discusses the ongoing conflict in Ukraine and its many ramifications.

Released: 9-May-2022 4:05 PM EDT
With Leak of the Roe v. Wade Draft Decision, “First time in history that we are restricting a right.”
Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

The potential for overturning Roe v. Wade has widespread implications for not only women’s health and privacy but also for how companies do business and provide for their employees.

Newswise:Video Embedded fsu-faculty-available-to-comment-for-2022-hurricane-season
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Released: 6-May-2022 2:25 PM EDT
FSU Faculty Available to Comment for 2022 Hurricane Season
Florida State University

By: Bill Wellock | Published: May 2, 2022 | 4:03 pm | SHARE: Florida State University faculty are leaders in the study of hurricanes and the effects of these destructive storms.Their scholarship has led to research on infrastructure challenges, evacuation routes, sustainable tools and mental health challenges for those affected by hurricanes.

Released: 6-May-2022 2:05 PM EDT
The newly released Pfizer documents do not show that their COVID-19 vaccine is unsafe
Newswise

Pfizer has NOT declared their COVID vaccines unsafe for pregnancy and breastfeeding women, despite misleading claims on social media, nor have they said that the real efficacy rate for their vaccine (COMIRNATY) is 12 percent.

Released: 5-May-2022 9:35 AM EDT
In Latest Twist … Government Requests Texas Court Place “Hold” on Its Surprise Billing Appeal
American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

ACEP, ACR and ASA are encouraged by the federal government’s request for a “hold” on its appeal of a Texas federal court ruling vacating parts of the independent dispute resolution (IDR) process in the Surprise Billing Interim Final Rule.

Newswise: FAU’s LeaAnne DeRigne, Ph.D., Cited in U.S. ‘2022 Economic Report of President Biden’
Released: 5-May-2022 8:30 AM EDT
FAU’s LeaAnne DeRigne, Ph.D., Cited in U.S. ‘2022 Economic Report of President Biden’
Florida Atlantic University

DeRigne’s research on the importance of paid sick leave benefits cited in President Biden's report, was published in 2016 in the journal Health Affairs. The study was the first to examine the relationship between paid sick leave benefits and delays in medical care and forgone medical care for both working adults and their family members.

Released: 3-May-2022 5:10 PM EDT
Supreme Court leaked abortion draft: U-M experts can comment on political, health effects
University of Michigan

The U.S. Supreme Court acknowledged a leaked draft opinion on Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 court decision that granted federal protection of abortion rights. The University of Michigan has experts who can weigh in on the potential decision, which is expected to be formally announced before the term ends this summer.

Newswise: Which Municipal Bond Issuers Have the Speediest Audit Times?
Released: 3-May-2022 4:50 PM EDT
Which Municipal Bond Issuers Have the Speediest Audit Times?
University of Illinois Chicago

Median audit times for municipal bond issuers have generally been increasing since 2009

Released: 3-May-2022 3:00 PM EDT
The latest expert commentary on the U.S. Supreme Court
Newswise

Are you looking for expert commentary on the leaked opinion draft that appears to overturn Roe v. Wade? Newswise has you covered! Below are some of the latest headlines that have been added to the U.S. Supreme Court channel on Newswise.

Released: 3-May-2022 2:45 PM EDT
US regions with lax gun control laws bear brunt of firearm injury costs
BMJ

US regions with lax gun control laws are bearing the brunt of firearm injury costs, with tax- funded dollars providing almost half of the total, finds research published in the open access journal Trauma Surgery & Acute Care Open.

Newswise: Pulte Institute launches Central America Research Alliance
Released: 3-May-2022 2:05 PM EDT
Pulte Institute launches Central America Research Alliance
University of Notre Dame

The Pulte Institute for Global Development at the University of Notre Dame has launched the Central America Research Alliance (CARA): a network focused on delivering evidence-based advocacy by amplifying the work of Central American scholars and practitioners.


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