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Study: Taxing Sugary Beverages Not a Clear Cut Strategy to Reduce Obesity

Taxing sugary beverages may help reduce calories from these beverages in the United States, but the health benefits may be partially offset as consumers substitute with other unhealthy foods, according to a joint study by researchers at RTI International, Duke University, and the U.S. Department...

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RTI International to Evaluate Effectiveness of Worksite Health Programs

As part of a contract with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, RTI International will evaluate the National Healthy Worksite Program, a new initiative aimed at reducing chronic disease and building a healthier, more productive U.S. workforce.

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States Prepare for Seamless Exchange of Health Records after Disasters

As part of an effort to help make sure their residents’ health information is available after a hurricane or other wide-spread disaster, four Gulf states have partnered with six states in the East and Midwest to help patients and providers access critical health information when they are unable...

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RTI International to Lead Efforts to Improve Early Grade Reading Levels in Malawi

As part of an effort to help the Government of Malawi enhance educational outcomes, the U.S. Agency for International Development has awarded RTI International a contract to help the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology improve the reading performance of Malawian students in grades 1 to...

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RTI International, Vree Health Sign Licensing Deal on Obesity Cost Calculator

RTI International has signed a license and development agreement with Vree Health LLC, a healthcare services and technology company and a wholly owned subsidiary of Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., that grants Vree Health exclusive rights to use RTI’s Obesity Cost Calculator in connection with...

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Eric Johnson to Serve as Chair at Center for Scientific Review

Eric Johnson, Ph.D., a senior research scientist at RTI International, has been selected to serve as chair of the Behavioral Genetics and Epidemiology Study Section at the Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health.