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July 2, 2015

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July 2, 2015

Should Drinking Water Be Centralized or Decentralized?

June 30, 2015 — A Canadian civil engineering graduate evaluates claims that more centralized US-style regulation of drinking water would improve outcomes for Canadians. The paper finds limited support for these ... read more

Hepatitis C: Life-Threatening Barriers in Access to Breakthrough Drugs in US

June 29, 2015 — Most states violate federal Medicaid law because they deny coverage for sofosbuvir, a new and highly effective treatment to cure hepatitis C. According to a team of researchers who examined Medicaid ... read more

Little Faith in Carbon Capture in the EU and USA

June 29, 2015 — Pessimism prevails about the future of carbon capture and storage in both the USA and EU. This is despite the fine promises that it was precisely this technology that would save the oil and gas ... read more

Head Start Program Played Anti-Segregation Role in the Deep South

June 26, 2015 — A federal preschool program did more than improve educational opportunities for poor children in Mississippi during the 1960s. The program also gave a political and economic boost to the state's ... read more

How Companies Can Reduce Sovereign Risk

June 25, 2015 — In a new study of five-year spreads on credit default swap contracts for more than 2,000 U.S. and international firms, a finance researcher found that strong property rights and transparency are key ... read more

The True Cost of Fuelling Conflict

June 23, 2015 — Between 2000 and 2011, the annual fuel expenditures of the Department of Defense (DOD) were between one and nine billion dollars higher than initially forecast, researchers report. while this ... read more

Unauthorized Immigrants Prolong the Life of Medicare Trust Fund, Study Suggests

June 23, 2015 — Unauthorized immigrants pay billions more into Medicare's Hospital Insurance Trust Fund each year than they withdraw in health benefits. In 2011 alone, unauthorized immigrants paid in $3.5 ... read more

In Beijing, Does Desire for Status Means Global Car Brands Over Local Ones

June 23, 2015 — Everyone in China knows global automobile brands such as Ford and Chevrolet. But do those brands really sell better than local ones such as Senova or Eado? The answer is yes, and the reason lies in a ... read more

Innovating Bridge Repair: Avoiding the Rush-Hour Nightmare

June 18, 2015 — Researchers have been testing a solution that would significantly reduce this cost and avoid the kind of construction zone traffic interruptions that make rush-hour commutes a ... read more

After the Deal: Partnerships With Iran Could Reduce Long-Term Nuclear Risks

June 18, 2015 — The United States and five world powers hope to soon finalize a nuclear deal with Iran to limit its nuclear activities in exchange for a relaxing of international economic and financial sanctions. ... read more

Federal Agencies Lose Track of Endangered Species Protection Measures, Research Finds

June 18, 2015 — A researcher has found significant gaps in how public agencies keep track of endangered species agreements. These findings demonstrate key concerns with monitoring and enforcement of endangered ... read more

Doctors Protest Over Australia's 'Repressive Legislation' on Asylum Seekers

June 18, 2015 — In a new article, two doctors criticize Australia for passing legislation that may be used to silence doctors working with asylum seekers. The Border Force Act 2015 says that from July 2015 ... read more

Should We Welcome Multinational Companies' Connection to Projects to Improve Child Health?

June 18, 2015 — Partnerships with multinational companies in child health programs can work to help save lives, write the co-founders of charity ColaLife. But an academic argues that connections between ... read more

Better Primary Care Needed for Medicaid Patients, Expert Suggests

June 17, 2015 — Although a goal of Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act was to provide Medicaid patients with a source of nonemergency care outside of hospital emergency departments (EDs), researchers ... read more

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome: A Global Health Challenge

June 17, 2015 — Two public health experts outline strategies for managing MERS-CoV, focusing on transparency, trust and infection control in health care settings. The duo also outlines weaknesses in a World Health ... read more

Linking Climate Change to Natural Disasters Influences Charitable Aid

June 16, 2015 — When natural disasters strike, the media, charities, and science organizations appeal to the public for aid to the victims and to communicate the causes of these events. Increasingly, as scientists ... read more

World Spends More Than $200 Billion to Make Countries Healthier

June 16, 2015 — The world invested more than $200 billion to improve health in lower-income countries over the past 15 years, a study concludes. Global health financing increased significantly after 2000, when the ... read more

Better Way to Evaluate Conservation Policies Found by Researchers

June 16, 2015 — Protected forested areas in Brazil, Costa Rica, Indonesia and Thailand have prevented the release of more than 1,000 million additional tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, an economic service ... read more

Lobbying: Businesses Don't Always Get What They Want, but Try to Get What They Need

June 16, 2015 — Although most citizens tend to believe that big business owns Washington, D.C., a team of researchers suggests that business may have a less dominant and more complicated relationship with government ... read more

Development Assistance for Health Has Increased Since 1990 for Low-Income Countries

June 16, 2015 — Funding for health in developing countries has increased substantially since 1990, with a focus on HIV/AIDS, maternal health, and newborn and child health, and limited funding for noncommunicable ... read more

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