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Newswise: Equity Must Be Considered In Ocean Governance To Achieve Global Targets By 2030
Released: 14-May-2024 5:05 PM EDT
Equity Must Be Considered In Ocean Governance To Achieve Global Targets By 2030
Wildlife Conservation Society

As the world presses forward with urgency towards reaching global biodiversity and climate targets by 2030, there must be increased attention to center equity in dialogue and practice when designing ocean conservation, adaptation and development interventions.

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Released: 13-May-2024 4:05 PM EDT
Anti-Immigrant Political Rhetoric and Action Threaten Latino/a Youth
George Washington University

Harsh political rhetoric about immigrants and anti-immigrant actions can damage parent-child relationships in Latino families and in turn lead to a significant increase in mental health problems for the kids in those families, according to a study published in JAMA Pediatrics.

Newswise: Worker rights are one of the least protected human rights, new research reveals
1-May-2024 9:10 AM EDT
Worker rights are one of the least protected human rights, new research reveals
Binghamton University, State University of New York

Worker rights are among the least protected human rights in the world, according to new research from faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York.

Released: 8-May-2024 2:05 PM EDT
Statement on Increased Funding for the Georgia Breast and Cervical Cancer Program
Susan G. Komen

Susan G. Komen commends the Georgia General Assembly and Governor Brian Kemp for allocating $796,000 in the FY2025 budget for the state's Breast and Cervical Cancer Program.

   
Newswise: Brian Schaffner Named a 2024 Andrew Carnegie Fellow
Released: 8-May-2024 9:05 AM EDT
Brian Schaffner Named a 2024 Andrew Carnegie Fellow
Tufts University

Brian Schaffner, a political science professor and Newhouse Professor of Civic Studies in the School of Arts and Sciences and the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life, has been named to the 2024 class of Andrew Carnegie Fellows by Carnegie Corporation of New York.

Released: 1-May-2024 4:45 PM EDT
ACA CEO Testifies on Need for Improved Mental Health Care for Black Men and Boys
American Counseling Association

Today, American Counseling Association (ACA) CEO Shawn Boynes, FASAE, CAE, testified at a congressional hearing about the role counselors can play in providing support for Black men and boys and dismantling stigma around mental health concerns.

   
Newswise: Study Examines U.S. Public Opinion of ‘Would-be’ Mass Shooters
Released: 1-May-2024 8:30 AM EDT
Study Examines U.S. Public Opinion of ‘Would-be’ Mass Shooters
Florida Atlantic University

A first-of-its-kind study sheds light on public opinion about would-be mass shooters, particularly regarding their mental health status. Willingness to “see something” and “say something,” especially when loved ones or associates are involved, hinges on whether the informant believes the criminal justice system will handle the situation effectively and fairly.

Newswise: FAU and Mainstreet Research National Poll Unveils Intriguing Dynamics of 2024 Presidential Race
Released: 30-Apr-2024 12:00 PM EDT
FAU and Mainstreet Research National Poll Unveils Intriguing Dynamics of 2024 Presidential Race
Florida Atlantic University

As the 2024 presidential race heats up, a survey conducted by FAU Political Communication and Public Opinion Research Lab (PolCom Lab) and Mainstreet Research offers a glimpse into the shifting tides of American politics.

Newswise: Rensselaer Researcher Publishes Groundbreaking Study on Labor Market Discrimination Against Transgender People
Released: 29-Apr-2024 5:05 PM EDT
Rensselaer Researcher Publishes Groundbreaking Study on Labor Market Discrimination Against Transgender People
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

In 2020, the United States Supreme Court ruled in Bostock vs. Clayton County that transgender people are legally protected from employment discrimination. This came at a time of increased visibility, but also of legal and social challenges to the rights of transgender individuals. Meanwhile, there has been very little study of labor market discrimination against them.

Released: 29-Apr-2024 4:30 PM EDT
The Association for Diagnostics & Laboratory Medicine (formerly AACC) opposes FDA ruling on laboratory developed tests; urges FDA to involve all stakeholders in modernization of laboratory developed test regulation in order to improve patient care
Association for Diagnostic and Laboratory Medicine (ADLM (formerly AACC))

We at the Association for Diagnostics & Laboratory Medicine (ADLM, formerly AACC) strongly disagree with the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) decision to issue a final rule placing laboratory developed tests under duplicative FDA authority, in addition to these tests’ current regulation under the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

Released: 29-Apr-2024 8:05 AM EDT
The Real Facts about Regener-Eyes®: A Commitment to Safety and Compliance
Regener-Eyes

Regener-Eyes® LLC, a leading name in the ophthalmic industry, is registered, regulated, inspected and in full compliance with all FDA regulations. Regener-Eyes® is dedicated to safety, quality, and compliance.

   
Newswise: Laser technology offers breakthrough in detecting illegal ivory
23-Apr-2024 7:05 AM EDT
Laser technology offers breakthrough in detecting illegal ivory
University of Bristol

A new way of quickly distinguishing between illegal elephant ivory and legal mammoth tusk ivory could prove critical to fighting the illegal ivory trade. A laser-based approach developed by scientists at the Universities of Bristol and Lancaster, could be used by customs worldwide to aid in the enforcement of illegal ivory from being traded under the guise of legal ivory.

Released: 23-Apr-2024 3:05 PM EDT
Rutgers Health Experts Are Available to Discuss Harmful Impacts of New Medicare, Medicaid Data Policies
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced changes to data access policies for researchers, substantially increasing costs and significantly limiting access for institutions.

Newswise: Historic trial of former President Trump helps and hurts his campaign, experts explain
Released: 22-Apr-2024 1:05 PM EDT
Historic trial of former President Trump helps and hurts his campaign, experts explain
Virginia Tech

Former President Donald Trump’s legal entanglements as he campaigns for reelection have reached the highest level of stakes yet with jury selection completed in his New York state criminal trial.

17-Apr-2024 5:05 PM EDT
American Society of Nephrology Calls on Congress to Increase Funding for the US Transplant System
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

Today, leaders from the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) will meet with their congressional delegations and call for their support of an $8 million increase for the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Organ Transplantation Program in FY 25 This funding, totaling $67 million, will be used to continue Congress’ commitment to people seeking a transplant and will implement reforms to modernize the transplant system and make transplant care more accessible.

Newswise: American College of Surgeons Advocates for Medicare Physician Payment Reform
Released: 11-Apr-2024 10:30 AM EDT
American College of Surgeons Advocates for Medicare Physician Payment Reform
American College of Surgeons (ACS)

In testimony before the United States Senate Finance Committee Thursday, American College of Surgeons (ACS) Executive Director and CEO Patricia L. Turner, MD, MBA, FACS, called on Congress to create stability in the Medicare physician payment system to improve patient access to high-quality care.

Newswise: New report ‘braids’ Indigenous and Western knowledge for forest adaptation strategies against climate change
Released: 10-Apr-2024 10:00 AM EDT
New report ‘braids’ Indigenous and Western knowledge for forest adaptation strategies against climate change
University of Washington

Severe droughts and wildfires, invasive species, and large insect outbreaks are straining national forests and surrounding lands. A new report outlines a new approach to forest stewardship that “braids together” Indigenous knowledge and Western science to conserve and restore more resilient forestlands in the U.S.

Released: 10-Apr-2024 9:30 AM EDT
Lipogems Announces Last Patient Enrolled in the U.S. FDA IDE ARISE Study for the Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis
Lipogems

Lipogems, a clinical stage- global medical technology company, announces it has completed enrollment in the ARISE I U.S. FDA IDE study, which aims to examine MicroFat versus corticosteriod injection for the treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis (OA). Efficacy and safety results from ARISE 1 are expected to be announced in 2025.

Released: 9-Apr-2024 9:25 AM EDT
Association for Diagnostics & Laboratory Medicine (formerly AACC) survey of clinical labs finds that FDA’s proposed laboratory developed tests rule would hinder pediatric care
Association for Diagnostic and Laboratory Medicine (ADLM (formerly AACC))

Today, the Association for Diagnostics & Laboratory Medicine (ADLM, formerly AACC) released the results of a survey the organization conducted to determine how the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) proposed laboratory developed tests rule would impact patient care.

Newswise: Talking Politics With Strangers Isn’t as Awful as You’d Expect, Research Suggests
Released: 3-Apr-2024 2:05 PM EDT
Talking Politics With Strangers Isn’t as Awful as You’d Expect, Research Suggests
Association for Psychological Science

Individuals underestimate the social connection they can make with a stranger who disagrees with them on contentious issues, a new research paper suggests.

Newswise: Political scientist, students to look ‘behind the curtain’ at U.S. Supreme Court justices’ relationships
Released: 1-Apr-2024 9:05 AM EDT
Political scientist, students to look ‘behind the curtain’ at U.S. Supreme Court justices’ relationships
West Virginia University

Jonathan King, assistant professor of political science at West Virginia University, will be traveling with graduate students to the Library of Congress in Washington to study and digitize the records, writings, opinion drafts and memos between U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens and other justices.

Newswise: Golden Lion Award For Lifetime Achievement Presented to the Italian-American Scientist Antonio Giordano
Released: 30-Mar-2024 10:05 PM EDT
Golden Lion Award For Lifetime Achievement Presented to the Italian-American Scientist Antonio Giordano
Sbarro Health Research Organization (SHRO)

Award recognizes Giordano for Italian Scientific Excellence in the world and the International Study on the correlation between health and pollution in the Land of Fire in Campania

Released: 29-Mar-2024 4:05 PM EDT
Certified Anesthesiologist Assistants Now Authorized to Practice in Washington State
American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law Senate Bill 5184, which authorizes certified anesthesiologist assistant (CAA) licensure in the state. The law, which is the first to introduce the role of CAAs to the Pacific Northwest, will be effective in June, 2024.

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Released: 29-Mar-2024 2:15 PM EDT
American College of Surgeons Commends Passage of STOP THE BLEED® Bill in State of Washington
American College of Surgeons (ACS)

The ACS applauds the Washington State Legislature for enacting Senate Bill 5790, which mandates that schools in the state of Washington maintain and provide bleeding control equipment on campus and includes other measures to greatly help communities respond to bleeding emergencies.

Released: 27-Mar-2024 3:05 PM EDT
Ask the expert: What to know about pivotal case on abortion pill
Michigan State University

The U.S. Supreme Court has now heard arguments on a key case involving access to abortions. Specifically, opponents are trying to hamper the use of a pill called mifepristone, a safe and effective pill accounting for about half of abortions in the United States.

Newswise: Italians Abroad Can Easily Resume Healthcare Coverage When Returning to Italy
Released: 27-Mar-2024 3:05 PM EDT
Italians Abroad Can Easily Resume Healthcare Coverage When Returning to Italy
Sbarro Health Research Organization (SHRO)

Italians residing abroad and registered with the EU health card service are guaranteed the maintenance of medical assistance and health exemptions when they return to Italy.

   
Newswise: Essays on democracy draw attention to critical threats, explore safeguards ahead of Jan. 6
Released: 25-Mar-2024 4:05 PM EDT
Essays on democracy draw attention to critical threats, explore safeguards ahead of Jan. 6
University of Notre Dame

Shortly after Jan. 6, 2021, when a mob stormed the U.S. Capitol building, the University of Notre Dame’s Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy established the January 6th, 2025, Project, which includes 10 Notre Dame faculty who are preeminent scholars of democracy.

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Released: 25-Mar-2024 8:00 AM EDT
Forum on the Future of Illinois Education to Publicly Examine HB 2170 Progress
College of Education, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

The Forum on the Future of Illinois Education event is Thursday, March 28 beginning at 8:30 a.m. CDT at the I Hotel and Conference Center on the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Released: 24-Mar-2024 2:05 PM EDT
American Society of Nephrology Celebrates Transformational Transplant Funding
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

Delivering on its commitment to increase Americans’ access to kidney transplant by improving the transparency and efficiency of our nation’s transplant network, Congress this week approved a much-needed $23 million federal funding increase in fiscal year (FY) 2024 for the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the agency responsible for overseeing the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN).

Released: 21-Mar-2024 9:05 AM EDT
Association for Diagnostics & Laboratory Medicine (formerly AACC) Submits Testimony to Congress Opposing FDA’s Proposed LDTs Rule
Association for Diagnostic and Laboratory Medicine (ADLM (formerly AACC))

“Today, we at the Association for Diagnostics & Laboratory Medicine (ADLM, formerly AACC) provided testimony to Congress regarding the impact of the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) proposed rule to impose FDA oversight on laboratory developed tests in addition to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) oversight. While we share FDA’s goal of ensuring that laboratory developed tests are safe and effective, we have serious concerns about the agency’s proposal. If finalized, this rule would create a burdensome dual regulatory structure that would limit patient access to many life-saving tests.

Released: 20-Mar-2024 1:05 PM EDT
Susan G. Komen® Urges U.S. House, Senate to Pass Critical Breast Health Legislation After House Committee Vote
Susan G. Komen

Susan G. Komen is urging the U.S. House and Senate to bring the SCREENS for Cancer Act to a floor vote as soon as possible so breast health services are available to those who need them now.

Newswise: Preventing another ‘Jan. 6’ starts by changing how elections are certified, experts say
Released: 20-Mar-2024 1:05 PM EDT
Preventing another ‘Jan. 6’ starts by changing how elections are certified, experts say
Washington University in St. Louis

In a new paper published in the Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Daniel M. Butler, a political scientist at Washington University in St. Louis, argues that elections should be certified by nonpartisan commissions, rather than elected officials, to insulate the process from partisan influence.

Newswise: ‘Modern-Day Redlining’: Research Investigates Wall Street-Backed Rental Market
Released: 20-Mar-2024 1:05 PM EDT
‘Modern-Day Redlining’: Research Investigates Wall Street-Backed Rental Market
Washington University in St. Louis

Corporate investors “buy low and rent high” to populations who can least afford it. A two-year national study, led by Carol Camp Yeakey at Washington University in St. Louis, will examine the impact that corporate investors have on renters, especially marginalized communities of color, in St. Louis, Cincinnati and Atlanta.

Newswise: Happiness Poll: Democrats and Biden Voters Report More Happiness Than GOP and Trump Supporters
Released: 19-Mar-2024 11:30 AM EDT
Happiness Poll: Democrats and Biden Voters Report More Happiness Than GOP and Trump Supporters
Florida Atlantic University

A happiness poll reveals voters of the Democratic party and U.S. President Joe Biden are happier than voters for the Republican party and former U.S. President Donald Trump, while older and wealthier adult voters are happier than younger and less-wealthy ones.

Newswise: Researchers Call for Regulation of Direct-to-Consumer Microbiome Tests
Released: 18-Mar-2024 2:05 PM EDT
Researchers Call for Regulation of Direct-to-Consumer Microbiome Tests
University of Maryland, Baltimore

Scientific research has linked a person’s microbiome to everything from gut and mental health to immunity and predisposition to cancer.

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