Major medical organizations may have little or nothing in the way of policies to prevent conflicts of interest. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
Major medical organizations may have little or nothing in the way of policies to prevent conflicts of interest. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)The medical organizations that produce widely followed guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of health conditions have largely failed to create adequate policies addressing conflicts of interest in how those guidelines are produced, an analysis found, creating a risk for biased medical advice.

One species of oyster seems to be shrugging off ocean acidification. (AP Photo/Phil Sears)
One species of oyster seems to be shrugging off ocean acidification. (AP Photo/Phil Sears)Ocean acidification is a threat to shell-making organisms across the seas, but one species of oyster may provide a unique exception to this rule.

The effects of school shootings on survivors can last a lifetime. (AP Photo/Christian Monterrosa)
The effects of school shootings on survivors can last a lifetime. (AP Photo/Christian Monterrosa)Researchers find substantial evidence that, relative to their unexposed peers, school shooting survivors in the U.S. experience declines in health and well-being, engage in more risky behaviors and have worse education and labor market outcomes.

Work stress can affect minds and bodies. (Unsplash/Tim Gouw)
Work stress can affect minds and bodies. (Unsplash/Tim Gouw)Employees dealing with work-induced stress can experience changes to their physiology, according to organizational behavior researchers, which may result in their personality traits fluctuating or even fundamentally changing over time.

Proximity to Superfund sites affects life expectancy of millions of Americans. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown)
Proximity to Superfund sites affects life expectancy of millions of Americans. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown)A hazardous waste site shaves up to 1.22 years off a neighboring community's life expectancy, a new study shows, with the worst effects occurring in poorer neighborhoods with more people of color.

The pandemic made households where only one parent works far more common than before, (AP Photo/Don Ryan)
The pandemic made households where only one parent works far more common than before, (AP Photo/Don Ryan)The number of married couples in the United States and the United Kingdom with only one working adult has increased since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study, but the divide is being driven more by earning potential than by gender.

A charity appeal that makes us feel good about ourselves is more likely to generate good responses. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
A charity appeal that makes us feel good about ourselves is more likely to generate good responses. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)When it comes to charitable giving, people are motivated more by appeals to the good feelings they'll receive than by messaging about benefits for others, according to a first-of-its-kind experiment using revenue Alaskans receive because of the state's oil and gas industry.

Letting workers defer some of their pay helps them make better financial plans. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Letting workers defer some of their pay helps them make better financial plans. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Giving workers the option to defer receiving some of their wages increases overall savings and helps workers better plan for lump-sum purchases, such as home improvements, according to new research that upends the common economic assumption that workers always prefer to be paid early.

Improving internet access in rural areas can improve the economy in those areas. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Improving internet access in rural areas can improve the economy in those areas. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Expanding internet access in rural areas can reduce poverty and increase access to public services such as health care and education, according to a new study using data from Mexico that, researchers say, shows the internet should be treated as a human right.

Robotization hasn't affected the labor market in a huge way in Germany. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Robotization hasn't affected the labor market in a huge way in Germany. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)Increased industrial robotization has little to no effect on the number of jobs available in the labor market, according to a German study, though researchers say employers may need to invest in retraining their employees as the economy changes.

Increased availability of food worldwide has brought with it its own set ofproblems. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Increased availability of food worldwide has brought with it its own set ofproblems. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)Food system inequality between nations has generally declined since 1970, but greater access to food and nutrients presents new health problems such as hypertension and diabetes in more countries, according to new research published in Nature Food.

Biofuels' bad reputation may be undeserved. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
Biofuels' bad reputation may be undeserved. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)A group of economists is contesting the flurry of research on biofuels' supposed dire unintended consequences: Evidence shows that modeling assumptions were off, they argue in a new paper with potential implications for U.S. energy policy.