Business & Economics
To keep tourism revenue flowing, a new method uses NASA satellite data and social media posts to show the benefits of investing in nature – and the roads to get to it.
- Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, NASA Headquarters
A new gizmo from SLAC’s GISMo lab automatically adjusts a home’s power use to save energy, lower utility bills and make the electric grid more reliable.
- DOE/US Department of Energy
Findings from a new study, led by researchers at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine and published in JAMA Neurology, show that higher death rates have been associated with the COVID-19 pandemic among older adults with cognitive impairment—especially in racial and ethnic minority populations and those living in nursing homes.
- JAMA Neurology
- NIH/National Institute on Aging, National Bureau of Economic Research, NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
Prices paid to anesthesia practitioners increased after hospital outpatient departments and ambulatory surgery centers contracted with a physician management company (PMC), and were substantially higher if the PMC received private equity (PE) investment. Until now, little was known about the influence of a physician management company on prices.
- JAMA Internal Medicine
- Commonwealth Fund
A new modelling study suggests that when patients who inject opioids continue an antibiotic treatment for infective endocarditis outside of the hospital, they experience better long-term health outcomes than patients who receive the standard four to six weeks of inpatient, intravenous antibiotic therapy. In addition to reducing infective endocarditis-related deaths and extending life expectancy, this analysis suggests that these outpatient strategies are more cost-effective than the standard approach. The study was published today in JAMA Network Open and funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health.
Human-induced climate change is causing dangerous and widespread disruption in nature and affecting the lives of billions of people around the world, despite efforts to reduce the risks. People and ecosystems least able to cope are being hardest hit, according to the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, released today.