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December 11, 2018

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December 11, 2018

Can Social Interactions Affect Spread of Disease?

Dec. 11, 2018 — Researchers draw connections between people's social activity and the spread of epidemics through a mathematical ... read more

Citations Show Academic and Non-Academic Researchers 'Win' When They Collaborate

Dec. 11, 2018 — Findings in new article indicate that when academics work with business, government, and/or NGO partners they produce more cited, higher impact ... read more

Addressing Research Gaps Could Help With Development of Disability-Inclusive Workplaces

Dec. 10, 2018 — Filling key gaps in the research and understanding of the treatment of people with disabilities in the workplace could help improve employee success on the job and develop more disability-inclusive ... read more

'Dropout' Rate for Academic Scientists Has Risen Sharply in Past 50 Years, Study Finds

Dec. 10, 2018 — An analysis has found that half the people pursuing scientific careers at institutions of higher education will depart the field after five years -- a sharp contrast compared to 50 years ... read more

Graphic Warnings Snuff out Cigarettes' Appeal to Kids

Dec. 7, 2018 — New research suggests graphic warning labels on cigarette ads have the same anti-smoking effect as similar warning labels on cigarette ... read more

Media Coverage of Disasters Can Have Lasting Effects on Children's Mental Health

Dec. 6, 2018 — Disaster communication experts say disaster media coverage can have lasting effects on children's mental health and suggest teachers and parents be prepared to respond to questions during and ... read more

US Interstate Highways Need Overhaul, Says New Report

Dec. 6, 2018 — The future of the US Interstate Highway System is threatened by a persistent and growing backlog of structural and operational deficiencies and by various looming challenges, such as the progress of ... read more

What Does Expanded Medicaid Mean for the Health and Work Lives of Enrollees? A Lot

Dec. 6, 2018 — A new study could help states that will soon expand Medicaid, or may add a work requirement, understand what might be in store. Nearly half of enrollees in Michigan's expanded Medicaid felt ... read more

Hybrid Prevalence Estimation: Method to Improve Intervention Coverage Estimations

Dec. 6, 2018 — A new study outlines proposals for a more accurate estimator of health ... read more

'Hangxiety' Higher in Shy People

Dec. 6, 2018 — Very shy people are more likely to suffer 'hangxiety' -- anxiety during a hangover -- than their extrovert friends, new research ... read more

Transforming Our Food System to Ensure a Sustainable Future

Dec. 6, 2018 — By 2050, the world will have almost 10 billion people. It will be impossible to feed everyone without exacerbating poverty, accelarting deforestation and increasing GHG emissions unless we start ... read more

Increasing Crop Insurances Adoption in Developing Countries

Dec. 6, 2018 — A bad crop can have severe consequences for farmers in developing countries. Despite the significant advantages crop insurances would offer in alleviating this risk, only a small percentage of ... read more

Fine-Tuning Renewables Could Help Texas Balance Energy Resources

Dec. 5, 2018 — A new study analyzes Texas' mix of wind and solar energy resources, and how to achieve better balance between them going ... read more

Recycle Your Old Mobile Phone to Save Gorilla Populations

Dec. 5, 2018 — The link between hoarding disused mobile phones and the decimation of Grauer gorilla habitats is explored in a new ... read more

Guiding the Smart Growth of Artificial Intelligence

Dec. 5, 2018 — A new article provides a comprehensive look at the development of an ethical framework, code of conduct, and value-based design methodologies for AI researchers and application developers in ... read more

Peace, Not War, Responsible for Deforestation in Armed Conflict Zones

Dec. 5, 2018 — Rates of deforestation in war zones increase dramatically once peace is declared, according to a new ... read more

Stress from Using Electronic Health Records Is Linked to Physician Burnout

Dec. 5, 2018 — Researchers have found that health information technology-related stress was most common among primary care ... read more

Laws Designed to Ban or Curb Drivers' Use of Cell Phones Are Saving Motorcyclists' Lives

Dec. 5, 2018 — Laws to ban or curb drivers' use of cell phones and other handheld devices have greatly reduced the rate of fatalities for motorcyclists, according to a new study. Results show that states with ... read more

Turning Climate Change from a 'Tragedy of the Commons' to Positive Action

Dec. 5, 2018 — Climate change must no longer be viewed as a 'tragedy of the commons', researchers ... read more

Study Examines Effects of Different Opioids on Driving Performance

Dec. 5, 2018 — A new study finds that the influence of single analgesic doses of methadone and buprenorphine -- two different opioids -- on driving performance was mild and below the impairment threshold of a blood ... read more

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