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Antifungal drug resistance evoked through RNAi-dependent epimutations

Antifungal drug resistance evoked through RNAi-dependent epimutations

Microorganisms like bacteria and fungi can evade treatment by acquiring mutations in the genes targeted by antibiotics or antifungal drugs. [More]
New York City moves forward to implement law banning tobacco discounting schemes

New York City moves forward to implement law banning tobacco discounting schemes

Tobacco companies have abandoned their legal challenge to New York City's innovative new law prohibiting tobacco discounting schemes, as they chose not to appeal a federal court ruling that upheld the law. The deadline for the tobacco companies to appeal was July 18. [More]
Surprising suggestion for why divorce is more common among families with girls

Surprising suggestion for why divorce is more common among families with girls

In the U.S., couples with daughters are somewhat more likely to divorce than couples with sons. Many scholars have read those numbers as evidence that daughters cause divorce. [More]
Pareto partners with DNA2.0 to develop technology for quick-to-market products

Pareto partners with DNA2.0 to develop technology for quick-to-market products

Synthetic biology company Pareto Biotechnologies today announces a technology partnership with global bioengineering leader DNA2.0, enabling Pareto to further develop its technology for quick-to-market products. [More]
White House, members of Congress, candidates react to High Court ruling

White House, members of Congress, candidates react to High Court ruling

News outlets tracked the immediate political fallout of the Supreme Court's Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores decision. [More]
First Edition: Tuesday, July 1, 2014

First Edition: Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including numerous reports about the Supreme Court's decision on the health law's contraception mandate and its effect for coverage and on national politics. [More]
Sociologists to discuss economic inequality at ASA's Annual Meeting in San Francisco

Sociologists to discuss economic inequality at ASA's Annual Meeting in San Francisco

More than 5,000 sociologists will convene in San Francisco this August to explore ideas and scientific research relating to economic inequality and many other topics, as part of the American Sociological Association's 109th Annual Meeting. This year's theme, "Hard Times: The Impact of Economic Inequality on Families and Individuals," draws attention to the many ways in which inequality reverberates throughout American society and the world. [More]
First Edition: June 20, 2014

First Edition: June 20, 2014

Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including reports about a new poll of showing a majority of those signing up for marketplace plans had been uninsured before and the Obama administration's decision to extend marriage benefits, including family leave, to same-sex couples. [More]
New research explores massive depopulation of ethnic Tibetan communities in Nepal

New research explores massive depopulation of ethnic Tibetan communities in Nepal

Ethnic Tibetan communities in Nepal's highlands are rapidly shrinking as more parents send their children away for a better education and modern careers, a trend that threatens to create a region of graying ghost towns at the top of the world, according to a study that includes Dartmouth College. [More]
Special issue explores trends related to unmet need for contraception

Special issue explores trends related to unmet need for contraception

Studies in Family Planning, a leading journal published by the Population Council, released "Unmet Need for Family Planning"-a special issue featuring ten articles, including a comprehensive introduction to the topic of unmet need. [More]
Majority of non-college graduates skip marriage, shows study

Majority of non-college graduates skip marriage, shows study

Waiting until marriage to have babies is now "unusual" among less-educated adults close to 30 years old, Johns Hopkins University researchers found. [More]
Under health law, states serve as testing grounds for innovation

Under health law, states serve as testing grounds for innovation

Media outlets report on a range of issues related to the measure's implementation, including how some states are finding opportunities in the overhaul to pursue their own health system changes. [More]
First Edition: June 9, 2014

First Edition: June 9, 2014

Today's headlines include reports about efforts on the state level and within the health care system to address health care costs and advance other system reforms. [More]
Healthcare.gov to get makeover

Healthcare.gov to get makeover

The Wall Street Journal reports that the federal health insurance website is slated for an overhaul that will likely result in the scrapping of major parts of it that caused problems during last fall's launch. Its tight timeline is among the issues raising new concern. [More]
Couples are more likely to sleep in sync when wife is more satisfied with their marriage

Couples are more likely to sleep in sync when wife is more satisfied with their marriage

A new study suggests that couples are more likely to sleep in sync when the wife is more satisfied with their marriage. [More]
Report recommends new strategies to address major deficits in midwifery workforce

Report recommends new strategies to address major deficits in midwifery workforce

A report released today by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund together with the International Confederation of Midwives, WHO and partners reveals that major deficits in the midwifery workforce occur in 73 countries where these services are most desperately needed. The report recommends new strategies to address these deficits and save millions of lives of women and newborns. [More]

With healthcare.gov the go-to for 36 states, national exchange becoming a likely possibility

Politico reports that a national enrollment system is what liberals wanted all along, and now, because some GOP governors took a pass on state-run marketplaces while some Democratic states bungled theirs, it's picking up steam. News outlets also report on the latest exchange news from Maryland, Illinois, Minnesota and Washington. [More]
Social integration impacts pulmonary function in elderly people

Social integration impacts pulmonary function in elderly people

It is well established that being involved in more social roles, such as being married, having close friends, close family members, and belonging to social and religious groups, leads to better mental and physical health. However, why social integration - the total number of social roles in which a person participates - influences health and longevity has not been clear. [More]
EHR solutions provider, ChartLogic, partners with Kareo

EHR solutions provider, ChartLogic, partners with Kareo

ChartLogic, a leader in electronic health record solutions for specialty and primary care physician practices, today announced a partnership with billing solutions powerhouse, Kareo, that will allow the company to offer its clients best-of-breed revenue cycle management. [More]
Viewpoints: Michelle Obama and school lunches; more about the VA health system 'scandal'; context and caution on Medicare's physician data release

Viewpoints: Michelle Obama and school lunches; more about the VA health system 'scandal'; context and caution on Medicare's physician data release

When we began our Let's Move! initiative four years ago, we set one simple but ambitious goal: to end the epidemic of childhood obesity in a generation so that kids born today will grow up healthy. [More]