• Highlighting social identity and peer group norms can increase water conservation
    on March 22, 2019 at 12:06 am

    New research suggests that targeted use of behavioural 'nudges' can encourage people to conserve water. Researchers found that rather than giving people general information about the importance of saving water, emphasizing the water conserving actions of others in the same social group -- for example university students or local residents -- encourages similar behavior changes and reduces water demand. […]

  • New drug combination shows promise for common pediatric brain tumor
    on March 22, 2019 at 12:06 am

    A new combination treatment aimed at resistant and recurrent low-grade gliomas slowed tumor growth and killed tumor cells in laboratory and mouse models. […]

  • Energy stealthily hitches ride in global trade
    on March 21, 2019 at 8:36 pm

    Fulfilling the world's growing energy needs summons images of oil pipelines, electric wires and truckloads of coal. But research shows a lot of energy moves nearly incognito, embedded in the products, and leaves its environmental footprint home. […]

  • Breast ultrasound and cancer detection rates increased under new laws
    on March 21, 2019 at 8:36 pm

    State breast density notification laws that mandate reporting of mammogram results can prompt further screening and modestly boost cancer detection rates, say researchers. […]

  • First of its kind statistics on pregnant women in US prisons
    on March 21, 2019 at 8:36 pm

    In what is believed to be a first-of-its-kind systematic look at pregnancy frequency and outcomes among imprisoned US women, researchers say almost 1,400 pregnant women were admitted to 22 US state and all federal prisons in a recent year. They also found that most of the prison pregnancies -- over 90 percent -- ended in live births with no maternal deaths. […]