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Premature Birth, Birth Defects, Pregnancy, employer-sponsored health services , CDC, Economics

Premature Births Cost Health Plans $6 Billion Annually

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A new study estimates employer-sponsored health plans spent at least $6 billion extra on infants born prematurely in 2013 and a substantial portion of that sum was spent on infants with major birth defects.

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Wireless Food Stamp Transactions Tied to Healthier Shopping

New research links the equipping of mobile fruit and vegetable stands with wireless banking devices programmed to accept food stamps to the buying of more healthy foods by people with low incomes.

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UK Commits $88 Million to LBNF/DUNE in First-Ever Umbrella Science Agreement with U.S.

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The UK has committed $88 million to the Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility and Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment as part of an umbrella science and technology agreement with the United States.

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Materials Research Science and Engineering Center Receives $15.6 Million Grant

Northwestern University's Materials Research Science and Engineering Center, which is among the longest continually funded materials research centers in the country, has received a six-year, $15.6 million grant from the National Science Foundation.

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Geotechnical Engineer Available to Comment on Collapsed Buildings Due to Earthquake Near Mexico City

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Scientists Make Atoms-Thick Post-It Notes for Solar Cells and Circuits

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In a study published Sept. 20 in Nature, UChicago and Cornell University researchers describe an innovative method to make stacks of semiconductors just a few atoms thick. The technique offers scientists and engineers a simple, cost-effective method to make thin, uniform layers of these materials, which could expand capabilities for devices from solar cells to cell phones.

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Kelley School of Business Announces New Digital Intelligence Initiative

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Through a new Digital Intelligence Initiative, Indiana University's Kelley School of Business will help faculty better prepare students for careers involving emerging technological innovations. The Digital Intelligence Initiative also will provide students with leadership and research opportunities in business analytics, cloud computing, intelligent systems, pervasive technologies and augmented reality. With a generous pledge, Deloitte Consulting LLP will be the founding board member for this initiative for the next five years.

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Mexico Quake: Soil Shakes Like a Squash Ball Hit by a Bowling Ball, Seismologist Says

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Both High, Low Levels of Magnesium in Blood Linked to Risk of Dementia

People with both high and low levels of magnesium in their blood may have a greater risk of developing dementia, according to a study published in the September 20, 2017, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.







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