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February 22, 2019

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February 22, 2019

Carbon Taxes Could Create New Winners and Losers Among Countries, Research Says

Feb. 19, 2019 — A global carbon tax would create new sets of economic winners and losers, with some countries holding a distinct competitive advantage over others, according to new ... read more

Fishing and Pollution Regulations Don't Help Corals Cope With Climate Change

Feb. 19, 2019 — A new study reports that protecting coral reefs from fishing and pollution does not help coral populations cope with climate change. The study also concludes that ocean warming is the primary cause ... read more

Structural Barriers Are the Biggest Reason for Low Participation in Clinical Trials, Research Shows

Feb. 19, 2019 — New findings show that patients don't have enough opportunities for participation in clinical ... read more

No Evidence Tougher Policies Deter Adolescent Cannabis Use

Feb. 19, 2019 — A new study has found no evidence that teenage cannabis use is lower in countries with tougher ... read more

Study Calls on Feds to Invest in Local Volunteer Disaster Response, Recovery Groups

Feb. 13, 2019 — Data from 2017 Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and California natural disasters highlights key collaboration gaps and better ways to save money, time and lives in future disasters. After 2017's ... read more

Government Payment Policies Tied to Hospital Performance Fail to Improve Patient Safety, Study Finds

Feb. 5, 2019 — Value-based incentive programs (VBIPs) aim to drive improvements in quality and reduce costs by linking financial incentives or penalties to hospital performance. However, a new study has found no ... read more

Educational Outreach, Public Policy Changes Needed to Reduce Health Hazards at Nail Salons

Feb. 5, 2019 — The nail salon industry has seen rapid growth within the last 20 years, becoming increasingly popular among women of all ages. For the technicians in those salons, this beauty can come with a cost: ... read more

Policy Statements on the Effects of Media Overlook Scientific Complexity

Feb. 4, 2019 — As different forms of media infuse everyday life, several organizations and associations have issued public statements about the effects of media exposure. However, a scholarly review suggests that ... read more

Demand for Long-Acting Contraception Rose Sharply After 2016 Election

Feb. 4, 2019 — A new study finds that rates of long-acting, reversible contraception went up by 21.6 percent in the 30 days after the presidential election compared to rates at the same time of year in ... read more

Mean Streets: Self-Driving Cars Will 'Cruise' to Avoid Paying to Park

Jan. 31, 2019 — If you think traffic in city centers is bad now, just wait until self-driving cars emerge on the scene, cruising around to avoid paying hefty downtown parking ... read more

New Study Sheds Light on Illegal Wildlife Trade in Hong Kong

Jan. 30, 2019 — A study focusing on the type and volume of seizures relating to illegal wildlife trade in Hong Kong over the last five years illustrates the city's central role in global wildlife trafficking ... read more

Predicting Gentrification in Order to Prevent It

Jan. 29, 2019 — This first-of-its-kind study offers a new model to identify the U.S. neighborhoods most vulnerable to gentrification. The study reveals the factors with the greatest influence on gentrification and ... read more

Extreme Weather and Geopolitics Major Drivers of Increasing 'Food Shocks'

Jan. 28, 2019 — Global food production is suffering from an increasing number of 'food shocks,' with most caused by extreme weather and geopolitical crises. An international study looked at the incidence ... read more

Biosecurity Strategy Needed for China's Belt and Road Initiative

Jan. 24, 2019 — China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), launched five years ago, includes more than 120 countries, linked by six proposed land-based Economic Corridors between core cities and key ports along ... read more

Short-Term Hospital Readmissions for Gun Injuries Cost $86 Million a Year

Jan. 23, 2019 — Hospital readmissions of patients within six months of suffering a firearm injury cost taxpayers, private insurers and uninsured families an average of $86 million a year from 2010 through 2015, ... read more

Cannabis Use Disorder: The Policy Climate Matters

Jan. 23, 2019 — Adolescents and young adults living in states with more liberal policies reported higher average rates of past-year cannabis use than those in states with more conservative policies. However, the ... read more

Jan. 18, 2019 — Governments must provide stronger protection for crucial small mangrove patches, experts ... read more

Bioethicists Call for Oversight of Consumer 'Neurotechnologies' With Unproven Benefits

Jan. 17, 2019 — The marketing of consumer 'neurotechnologies' can be enticing: apps that diagnose a mental state, and brain devices that improve cognition or 'read' one's emotional state. ... read more

Economist Find a Global Tax on Carbon May Be Feasible

Jan. 17, 2019 — There is a consistently high level of public support across nations for a global carbon tax if the tax policy is carefully designed, according to a recent ... read more

Diet and Food Production Must Radically Change to Save Planet

Jan. 16, 2019 — Transformation of the global food system is urgently needed as more than 3 billion people are malnourished (including people who are undernourished and overnourished), and food production is ... read more

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