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Mass incarceration driving Central and South American tuberculosis crisis

Mass incarceration driving Central and South American tuberculosis crisis

Overcrowded prisons in Central and South America are driving outbreaks of tuberculosis. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)Mass incarceration in Central and South America in recent decades has driven an escalating tuberculosis crisis within prisons, threatening progress against one of the world's deadliest diseases, according to new research.Enter code here  Mass incarceration in Central and South America in recent decades has driven an escalating tuberculosis crisis within prisons, threatening progress against one of the world's deadliest diseases, according to new research. Despite making up less...

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Apr 24
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Governments favoring Christianity paradoxically decrease residents’ faith

Governments favoring Christianity paradoxically decrease residents’ faith

Governments that cleave to Christianity tend to have citizens who become less attached to the faith over time. (AP Photo/LM Otero)Countries with governments that favor Christianity cause their citizens to become less attached to their faith and, eventually, lead to a decline in the percentage of the population that identifies as Christian, two social science researchers have suggested, based on an analysis of 166 countries.Enter code here  Countries with governments that favor Christianity cause their residents to become less attached to their faith, which could eventually lead to a decline...

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Apr 26
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How local TV can push viewers to the political right

How local TV can push viewers to the political right

One media company's local TV stations have political influence over their viewers. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner)Living in an area with a television news station owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group, the U.S.'s second-largest local TV company, makes viewers less likely to vote for Democratic presidential candidates and lowers their approval of Democratic presidents, according to new research.Enter code here  in an area with a television news station owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group, the U.S.'s second-largest local TV company, makes viewers less likely to vote for Democratic presidential candidates...

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Apr 22
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Legalizing medical marijuana doesn’t increase teen use, large body of research shows

Legalizing medical marijuana doesn’t increase teen use, large body of research shows

Legalizing medical marijuana doesn't result in more teens getting high. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)Legalizing medical marijuana has either decreased or had no effect on teenage cannabis use, and initial evidence suggests that recreational legalization has similar effects, according to a new comprehensive review of studies on the topic.Verification code  Legalizing medical marijuana has either decreased or had no effect on teenage cannabis use, and initial evidence suggests that recreational legalization has similar effects, according to a new comprehensive review of studies on the topic. The ,...

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Apr 12
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#MeToo did not change Americans’ personal views on sexism

#MeToo did not change Americans’ personal views on sexism

Despite wide coverage of the #MeToo movement and many scandals, sexist attitudes in the U.S. haven't changed. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)Conversations around sexual assault, harassment and discrimination against women sparked by the #MeToo movement did nothing to change the pervasiveness of sexist attitudes among the American public, according to new research based on extensive surveys.Verification code  Conversations around sexual assault, harassment and discrimination against women sparked by the #MeToo movement did virtually nothing to change the pervasiveness of sexist attitudes among the...

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Apr 8
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Ballot layout may have swung elections for Trump, Bush

Ballot layout may have swung elections for Trump, Bush

The layout of the ballot might have affected the outcomes of recent presidential elections. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)Researchers from universities including Stanford and Harvard have published new evidence that the order in which candidates are listed on ballots can change how people vote — and the effect is so strong that they claim it likely would have changed the outcomes of presidential elections in 2000 and 2016.Verification code  Researchers from universities including Stanford and Harvard have published new evidence that the order in which candidates are listed on ballots can...

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