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Report – U.S. Lags in Robotic Adoption

Robots Sawyer and Baxter

A report released today shows the U.S. and most European countries are falling behind most other developed countries, in adopting robotics into their economies. . . . → Read More: Report – U.S. Lags in Robotic Adoption

Survey Shows Sharp Rise in Teen E-Cigarette Use

Juul e-cigarette

New data from a continuing survey of smoking among school-age children shows large increases in electronic cigarette use in high school and middle school children in just the past year. . . . → Read More: Survey Shows Sharp Rise in Teen E-Cigarette Use

Infographic — More Women PhDs Awarded in US than Men

Women and men PhDs chart

Those data show more women than men receiving doctorate degrees in the U.S. in the 2016-17 academic year. . . . → Read More: Infographic — More Women PhDs Awarded in US than Men

Small Business Grant Aims to Cut Animals in Toxicity Testing

Lab mouse

A grant from National Institute of Health supports work by a start-up enterprise in Indiana to better estimate doses needed to test drugs for toxicity and reduce the number of animals needed for those tests. . . . → Read More: Small Business Grant Aims to Cut Animals in Toxicity Testing

Infographic – Smartphone Data Collection, Like It or Not

Chart: data collection requests

We’re learning more and more about the data collected by mobile device software, particularly Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android operating systems. . . . → Read More: Infographic – Smartphone Data Collection, Like It or Not

Despite Crisis, U.S. Prescription Opioid Use Remains High

Pills and capsules

A review of insurance claims over a 10-year period shows prescription opioid use in the U.S. remains at a high level with few signs of declining, despite repeated and vocal public concerns about these drugs. . . . → Read More: Despite Crisis, U.S. Prescription Opioid Use Remains High

Technique Assessed for Comparing Effectiveness Between Drugs

Analytics

An academic-industry research team validated a statistical technique to evaluate the effectiveness of different drugs treating the same disease, without conducting separate head-to-head clinical trials. . . . → Read More: Technique Assessed for Comparing Effectiveness Between Drugs

Lyme Disease Reported Increasing, Spreading in U.S.

Adult deer tick

A medical diagnostics company released a report today showing the number of cases of Lyme disease is increasing over the past 8 years, and spreading to more parts of the U.S. . . . → Read More: Lyme Disease Reported Increasing, Spreading in U.S.

Infographic – U.S. Smoking Rate Hits New Low

Chart: smoking in the U.S.

These data show fewer than 1 in 6 Americans, or 16 percent, smoked a cigarette in the past week. . . . → Read More: Infographic – U.S. Smoking Rate Hits New Low

FDA Reviewers Found Accepting Industry Payments After Drug Approvals

Pills and dollars

A new report finds a large percentage of panel members that review drug applications for the Food and Drug Administration accept payments and other rewards from companies after their drugs are approved. . . . → Read More: FDA Reviewers Found Accepting Industry Payments After Drug Approvals