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Released: 20-May-2024 11:05 AM EDT
Is a Global Pandemic Prevention Pact Within Reach?
Harvard Medical School

The World Health Organization’s governing body is scheduled to meet on May 27 to discuss a critically needed plan for global pandemic preparedness.

Newswise: Higher rates of cancer in minoritized communities across Chicago and U.S. driven by disparities
Released: 15-May-2024 5:05 PM EDT
Higher rates of cancer in minoritized communities across Chicago and U.S. driven by disparities
University of Chicago Medical Center

A new report from the American Association for Cancer Research explains the major drivers of cancer disparities and which groups are affected most. UChicago Medicine is prioritizing research initiatives that promote cancer equity.

Released: 15-May-2024 12:30 PM EDT
Bipartisan bill to modernize radiation oncology reimbursement introduced in Congress
American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

Today marks a significant milestone in cancer care with the introduction of bipartisan federal legislation that would revolutionize Medicare reimbursement for radiation therapy.

Released: 14-May-2024 10:05 AM EDT
Tennessee Governor Signs Law Protecting Patients from Medical Title Misappropriation
American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee signed into law Senate Bill 1720/House Bill 2451, a vital patient protection measure that prevents the misleading use of medical specialty titles, including “anesthesiologist” and “anesthesiology” by unqualified individuals.

9-May-2024 11:05 AM EDT
Getting out of the political echo chamber
American Psychological Association (APA)

Civilized political debates may seem increasingly out of reach as democracies across the world face rising polarization, but people still want to discuss issues with people they disagree with – especially those who present themselves as balanced and willing to seek solutions that work for everyone or open to learning new information, according to two studies published by the American Psychological Association.

Released: 10-May-2024 11:05 AM EDT
MSU experts weigh in on push for a shorter US workweek
Michigan State University

For decades, the 40-hour workweek has been the standard practice for many workers in the United States. Millions of Americans arrive at work by 8 a.m. and continue until 5 p.m., if not later into the evening.

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.

Newswise: Opioid epidemic reaches beyond health impacts  to influence politics
Released: 2-May-2024 2:05 PM EDT
Opioid epidemic reaches beyond health impacts to influence politics
University of Notre Dame

Vicky Barone, assistant professor of economics at the University Notre Dame, researched the origins and development of the opioid epidemic and found that the unregulated marketing of potent painkillers led to increased access to prescription opioids and subsequent overdose mortalities.

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.