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Improving care quality for hospitalized socially at-risk patients Shifts to renewable energy can drive up energy poverty, study finds How good is your hospital? Internet communities can teach amateurs to build personalized governments Better policies around toxic chemicals urged Fewer than half of US adults exposed to court-ordered anti-smoking advertisements Rise in early onset colorectal cancer not aligned with screening trends

Improving care quality for hospitalized socially at-risk patients

Posted: 12 Jul 2019 12:19 PM PDT

Nurses play a pivotal role in caring for hospitalized patients with social risk factors and preparing them for discharge. Now, a new study illustrates how certain health system constraints present barriers to effective care and impact outcomes for patients with high social risks.

Shifts to renewable energy can drive up energy poverty, study finds

Posted: 12 Jul 2019 12:19 PM PDT

Efforts to shift away from fossil fuels and replace oil and coal with renewable energy sources can help reduce carbon emissions but do so at the expense of increased inequality, according to a new study.

How good is your hospital?

Posted: 12 Jul 2019 10:33 AM PDT

Researchers have proposed a rating system that standardizes and combines data from five leading hospital rating systems into an easy-to-understand composite score of one to 10 that will help guide consumer's hospitals choice.

Internet communities can teach amateurs to build personalized governments

Posted: 12 Jul 2019 09:02 AM PDT

Self-governing internet communities, in the form of games, social networks or informational websites, create their own rule systems that help groups of anonymous users work together.

Better policies around toxic chemicals urged

Posted: 12 Jul 2019 09:02 AM PDT

Researchers contend that failures to protect human and environmental health from toxic chemicals result from flawed governance, and lay out a plan for improved policies.

Fewer than half of US adults exposed to court-ordered anti-smoking advertisements

Posted: 12 Jul 2019 09:02 AM PDT

The tobacco industry's court-ordered anti-smoking advertisements reached just 40.6 percent of US adults and 50.5 percent of current smokers in 2018, according to new research. Exposure to the advertisements was even lower among certain ethnic and socioeconomic subgroups historically targeted by tobacco industry marketing.

Rise in early onset colorectal cancer not aligned with screening trends

Posted: 12 Jul 2019 07:57 AM PDT

A new study finds that trends in colonoscopy rates did not fully align with the increase in colorectal cancer (CRC) in younger adults, adding to evidence that the rise in early onset CRC is not solely a result of more detection.

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