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People Prefer ‘Carrots’ to ‘Sticks’ When It Comes to Healthcare Incentives

To keep costs low, companies often incentivize healthy lifestyles. Now, new research suggests that how these incentives are framed — as benefits for healthy-weight people...

Language used in immigration debates may be as important as the...

The language activists and politicians use in immigration debates may be as important as the policies they are debating when it comes to long-term...

U.S. students need new way of learning science

American students need a dramatically new approach to improve how they learn science, says a noted group of scientists and educators led by Michigan...

15 new conservation concerns

A review carried out by a group of international specialists has identified several emerging issues that are likely to damage biodiversity in the coming years. The review was conducted by 22 specialists from 20 institutions, including the University o...

New national study finds boxing injuries on the rise; youth head...

The risk and nature of injury in the sport of boxing has generated a great deal of controversy in the medical community, especially in relation to youth boxing. A new study, conducted by researchers in the Center for Injury Research and Policy...

New study: Medical and financial impact of drug-related poisonings treated in...

Over the past decade, drug-related poisonings have been on the rise in the United States. In fact, in many states drug-related poisoning deaths have now surpassed motor vehicle crash fatalities to become the leading cause of injury death. While th...

Promise of genomics research needs a realistic view

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - In the ten years since the human genetic code was mapped, expectations among scientists, health care industry, policy makers, and the public have remained high concerning the promise of genomics research for improving health....

Study links social security improvements to longer life span

New findings from researchers at New York Medical College suggest that when Social Security benefits are improved, people over the age of 65 benefit most, and may even live longer. According to a new study published in the Journal of Public Health...

New national study finds 34 percent increase in running-related injuries among...

Researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital examined running-related injuries among children and adolescents 6 to 18 years old and found that an estimated 225,344 cases were tr...

How do data exclusivity periods affect pharmaceutical innovation?

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- January 6, 2011 -- Pharmaceutical companies and generic drug manufacturers have long been at odds over regulations about "data exclusivity," the period of time before generic manufacturers can make use of valuable clinical...

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