The most effective ways to turn yourself off smoking
Watching ads that inspire you to keep living, rather than instructional "how to quit" videos are more compelling for people considering stopping smoking, according to US researchers
New RTI Center Studies Gender And Imbalances Of Power Globally
RTI International has recently created a Global Gender Center to study and find solutions for imbalances of power against women around the world.
New research reveals how substance abuse problems take hold in returning veterans
Of nearly 1 million veterans who receive opioids to treat painful conditions, more than half continue to consume opioids chronically or beyond 90 days, new research says. Results presented at the 30th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Pain Medicine reported on a number of factors associated with opioid discontinuation with the goal of understanding how abuse problems take hold in returning veterans.
New toilet designed in NC offers hope for cleaner water
– News & Observer
A million and a half children around the world die from diarrhea each year. That’s more kids dying from diarrhea than HIV infection and malaria combined.
New global gender movement builds collaborations through alliances
– Triangle Global Health Consortium
While there has been some encouraging global progress to enact laws to protect women, successful implementation has been challenging. Even large advocacy efforts for women and girls have not met the overall needs. Sadly, the media are still replete with horrific stories of women being raped, of young women fighting for the right to be educated, and of HIV being the leading cause of death among childbearing women. Education remains a powerful tool for change, but in many countries it is still prized for men. Few women have become the presidents of their countries or risen to positions of power and authority to address gender disparities
What you shouldn’t miss on International Women's Day
U.S.-based nonprofit RTI International is bringing in experts from different disciplines under its newly launched RTI Global Gender Center. The aim is to build on their expertise and spur collaborations across disciplines and across countries to produce research that could potentially influence practice and policy by different governments and institutions in addressing gender inequality around the world.
Communities In Schools making a measurable difference
– Salisbury Post
Communities In Schools of North Carolina has released new data from the 2012-13 school year showing it served more than 215,000 students across the state — the most the organization has served in its 25 year history.
Advertisements Telling Smokers 'Why' to Quit More Successful Than 'How' Messages
Brief exposure to anti-smoking television ads with messages about why to quit smoking can influence a smoker to quit within a month, while ads about how to quit smoking do not influence smoking behaviors, according to new research by RTI International.
Combination ARV vaginal ring to prevent HIV found safe in trial
– Infection Control Today
An early-phase clinical trial of a vaginal ring containing the antiretroviral (ARV) drugs dapivirine and maraviroc found the ring was safe in women who wore it for 28 days and evidence of dapivirine in cervical tissue and blood
Behavioral measures of product use didn't measure up in VOICE HIV prevention trial
A new analysis from the NIH-funded Microbicide Trials Network confirms that the behavioral measures used for assessing adherence in the VOICE study - an HIV prevention trial involving more than 5,000 women in sub-Saharan Africa - did not provide accurate information about women's use and nonuse of the products being tested.
Combination ARV vaginal ring to prevent HIV safe in trial but 1 ARV carries the weight, study suggests
An early phase clinical trial of a vaginal ring containing the antiretroviral (ARV) drugs dapivirine and maraviroc found the ring was safe in women who wore it for 28 days and evidence of dapivirine in cervical tissue and blood.
Trends in Cardiovascular Imaging: The Heart in 3D
The 3D revolution hasn’t just taken over Hollywood. Access to volumetric 3D imaging of the heart is changing the way interventional procedures are performed, particularly in patients with challenging and complicated anatomy. Meanwhile, the rapid adoption of 3D transesophageal echocardiography is a result of its usefulness to surgeons, but what will be its ultimate role?
RTI International Goes Live with SciQuest's Enterprise Reagent Manager Solution
– Wall Street Journal
SciQuest (NASDAQ: SQI), the largest pure-play provider of cloud-based business automation solutions for spend management, today announced that RTI International, one of the world's leading research institutes, has gone live with SciQuest's Enterprise Reagent Manager (ERM) solution.
TBJ's 2014 Women In Business Awards winners revealed
– Triangle Business Journal
Triangle Business Journal on Tuesday unveiled its 2014 Women in Business Awards winners.
Mentally ill more likely to be victims, not perpetrators, of violence, study shows
– Science Daily
New research shows that almost one-third of adults with mental illness are likely to be victims of violence within a six-month period, and that adults with mental illness who commit violence are most likely to do so in residential settings.
Study: Mentally ill more likely to be victims than perpetrators
– WRAL Local Tech Wire
Research, conducted in part at North Carolina State and Duke universities, shows that people who are mentally ill are more likely to be the victim of a violent crime than they are to be the perpetrator.
Making Campuses Safer for Women
– Wall Street Journal
It has been a long seven years since a landmark study in 2007 found that one in five college women has been raped or the subject of attempted rape. The Campus Sexual Assault Study, conducted by the Research Triangle Institute with funding from the National Institute of Justice, received widespread attention when it was published, but keeping a focus on this scourge of college life has not always been easy.
Today's Fun With Maps: Where the People Are, and the Trees
– The Atlantic
As John Tierney mentioned recently, and as Google's Michael Jones explained in an Atlantic interview last year ago, maps are both the most rapidly evolving and often the most useful ways to make sense of changes around us.
Liberia: Coaching for Better Education
– Education for All
Whenever anyone masters a new skill, there is a tendency to forget how difficult it was to acquire in the first place. While photographic records may immortalize the grass stains, skinned knees, and tears that were part and parcel of learning to ride a bicycle, the breeze you feel on your face once riding has become second nature can help to erase your recollection of how physically and emotional intense the learning process truly was.
Revolutionizing Data for Education – Challenges and Opportunities
– Education for All
Prominent world development leaders including Bill Gates and the High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons have called for a “Data Revolution for Development”.
Africa: USAID awards contract to support countries in transition
Yesterday, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded the Support Which Implements Fast Transitions IV (SWIFT) indefinite quantity contract. SWIFT is a five-year agreement with a potential of up to $2.5 billion.