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Newswise: The origins of the term

The origins of the term "fundamentalist" and how the term has evolved

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

The term “fundamentalist” turns 100 next year. Historian Chris Cantwell, whose research interests include evangelicalism and fundamentalism, can talk about the term's origins.

Channels: Government/Law, Religion, U.S. Politics,

13-Dec-2019 8:05 AM EST
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House Drug Pricing Bill Serves Patients, Public Health

Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and the HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA)

H.R. 3, the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act passed by the House of Representatives today introduces critically needed and significant steps to reduce costs and improve access to life-saving therapies for conditions including HIV and hepatitis C. Importantly, the legislation also brings essential resources to combat antibiotic resistance, find and develop new infection fighting drugs and bring them to market. The balanced approach of this legislation will serve patients and public health.

Channels: AIDS and HIV, All Journal News, Government/Law, Healthcare, Infectious Diseases, Public Health,

12-Dec-2019 3:30 PM EST
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ASTRO applauds Senate confirmation of Dr. Stephen Hahn as U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) applauded the U.S. Senate for voting today to confirm radiation oncologist Stephen Hahn, MD, FASTRO, as the next Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Channels: Cancer, Government/Law, In the Workplace, Pharmaceuticals,

12-Dec-2019 2:40 PM EST

HFES Testifies at U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Hearing

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society

HFES Government Relations Committee Chair, Dr. Mica Endsley, testified yesterday on behalf of the Society during a U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure hearing entitled “The Boeing 737 MAX: Examining the Federal Aviation Administration’s Oversight of the Aircraft’s Certification.”

Channels: All Journal News, Aviation and Aeronautics, Government/Law, Travel and Transportation,

12-Dec-2019 2:25 PM EST

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Supreme Court victory hinged on evidence of racism

Cornell University

Cornell Law School professors Sheri Lynn Johnson and Keir Weyble took over Curtis Flowers' appeal to the Supreme Court and won.

Channels: Crime and Forensic Science, Government/Law, Race and Ethnicity, U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Politics,

12-Dec-2019 2:15 PM EST

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Knee-jerk vaping bans will fail public health, experts argue

Ohio State University

Bans and other policies restricting e-cigarette sales could do more public harm than good, according to a group of public-health, tobacco-policy and ethics experts.

Channels: All Journal News, Government/Law, Public Health, Smoking,

9-Dec-2019 4:30 PM EST

Prize Winners Announced in $1.55M Challenge for New Solutions to Detect Opioids in International Mail

Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS S&T, the White House ONDCP, U.S. CBP, and the USPIS announced the grand prize winner and runner-up in the Opioid Detection Challenge, a $1.55 million global prize competition for rapid, nonintrusive detection tools that will help find illicit opioids in international mail.

Channels: Drugs and Drug Abuse, Government/Law, U.S. Politics,

12-Dec-2019 12:05 PM EST
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Out-of-network costs soar for non-emergency hospitalizations

Ohio State University

The out-of-pocket financial burden for insured working Americans is substantial and growing – especially when it comes to out-of-network, non-emergency hospital care, a new study has found. Researchers at The Ohio State University analyzed claims from more than 22 million enrollees in private insurance plans and found that out-of-pocket costs for non-emergency out-of-network hospital care nearly doubled in five years.

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12-Dec-2019 10:55 AM EST

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