Prices for brand-name prescription drugs averaged 3.2 to 4.1 times higher in the US when compared with prices in the UK, Japan and Ontario, finds a new study. If Medicare used the same prices as these other places, the estimated savings to Medicare Part D would be almost $73 billion in 2018 alone.
Hubble finds the universe is expanding 9% faster than it did in the past. With a 1-in-100,000 chance of the discrepancy being a fluke, there’s “a very strong likelihood that we’re missing something in the cosmological model that connects the two eras,” said lead author and Nobel laureate Adam Riess.
City trees can offset neighborhood heat islands, finds a new study, which shows that enough canopy cover can dramatically reduce urban temperatures, enough to make a significant difference even within a few city blocks. To get the most cooling, you have to have about 40 percent canopy cover.
On any given day, 1 in 5 American youngsters don’t drink any water at all, finds a new study of US children and young adults in JAMA Pediatrics, and those who don’t end up consuming almost twice as many calories from sugar-sweetened beverages. “Drinking water is the healthiest beverage to drink”.
New study finds simple way to inoculate teens against junk food marketing when tapping into teens’ desire to rebel, by framing corporations as manipulative marketers trying to hook consumers on addictive junk food for financial gain. Teenage boys cut back junk food purchases by 31%.
It’s safer to be a cop in the U.S. today than 50 years ago, finds a new study. Despite increases in violent crimes, the hazards of policing has dramatically declined since 1970 with a 75 percent drop in police officer line-of-duty deaths.