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October 5, 2015

Frequently Discounting Maximizes Retailer Revenues

Sep. 29, 2015 — The 'discount-frequently' pricing strategy allows retailers to charge high prices when demand is high and is flexible unlike an 'every day low price' strategy or 'static ... read more

Sep. 28, 2015 — More than 80 percent of cardiovascular disease deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries, but very little data on the impact of diet on cardiovascular disease exists from these ... read more

The Lancet Oncology: Tackling the Global Shortfall in Radiotherapy Could Save Millions of Lives and Boost the Economy of Poorer Countries

Sep. 26, 2015 — Millions of people are dying from potentially treatable cancers like breast and prostate because of a chronic underinvestment in radiotherapy resources, according to a major new Commission on access ... read more

Shortage of Nurses Not as Dire as Predicted, but Challenges Remain to Meet America's Needs

Sep. 21, 2015 — News for America's nursing workforce isn't as dire as had been predicted a decade ago, but the nation is still expected to be short of nurses in coming years, according to new ... read more

Internet Campaigns Motivate Users to Respond to Humanitarian Crises

Sep. 19, 2015 — Online campaigns about humanitarian crises need to be more surprising if they are to successfully engage the public, according to an ... read more

Economic Prosperity Can't Break Chains of Child Labor

Sep. 17, 2015 — Unequal access to education ensures hundreds of millions of children remain trapped in child labour despite dramatic falls in worldwide poverty levels, according to new ... read more

Ebola Virus Disease in Liberia

Sep. 9, 2015 — The social vulnerability indices used in climate change and natural hazards research can also be used in other contexts such as disease outbreaks, new research suggests. The study illustrates how ... read more

Rail Bound Traffic Vulnerable to Terrorist Attacks

Sep. 9, 2015 — The implications of terrorist attacks targeting trains are becoming increasingly extensive. The number of casualties has increased and there has been a fivefold in injuries since the 1970–80s. At ... read more

Study Shows How Investments Reflected Shift in Environmental Views

Sep. 3, 2015 — A new study is the first to use financial investors' actions, rather than self-reported opinions, to investigate the trans-Atlantic difference in public opinion on climate change and the ... read more

Supply Signals Critical to Firms' Profitability

Sep. 2, 2015 — Advance supply signals, such as financial health and production viability, contain rich information on supplier conditions. When and how these signals should be used is critical for improving ... read more

Risk of Financial Crisis Higher Than Previously Estimated

Sep. 2, 2015 — The risk of a financial crisis is substantially higher than previously estimated, according to new research that accounts for multiple levels of interconnectedness in the financial ... read more

Sep. 2, 2015 — In crisis situations, aid organizations have to manage the great numbers of volunteers who spontaneously appear wanting to help. Researchers have taken a look at how to better recruit, retain and ... read more

Single Mothers Much More Likely to Live in Poverty Than Single Fathers, Study Finds

Aug. 31, 2015 — Single mothers earn significantly less than single fathers, and they are penalized for each additional child they have even though the income of single fathers remains the same or increases with each ... read more

New Survey on Americans' Views on Papal Encyclical on Climate Change

Aug. 26, 2015 — A new national survey found that fewer than one in three Americans, and 40 percent of Catholics, are aware of Pope Francis's efforts to publicize global warming as a priority issue for the ... read more

Aug. 26, 2015 — A new model for recovering would-be wasted -- or surplus -- food and repurposing it to feed hungry people, generate revenue and even create jobs was recently piloted in West Philadelphia. The report ... read more

World Should Heed Lessons from Hurricane Katrina, Economist Says

Aug. 20, 2015 — An environmental economist makes the case for coastal protection plans like those adopted by Louisiana for the world's most at-risk ... read more

Aug. 18, 2015 — A multifaceted farming intervention can reduce food insecurity while improving HIV outcomes in patients in Kenya, according to a randomized, controlled ... read more

Foresight Food Security: From Hunger, Poverty to Food System Approach

Aug. 18, 2015 — Long considered in relation to malnutrition and humanitarian aid, food security policy should be moving towards a much broader landscape and focusing on regular access to food for a population ... read more

Aug. 17, 2015 — Nearly 2 million people throughout the Great Plains and California above aquifer sites contaminated with natural uranium that is mobilized by human-contributed nitrate, according to a new study. Data ... read more

UK Bottom of European Avoidable Food Waste League

Aug. 11, 2015 — The UK produces the highest amount of avoidable food waste in Europe -- equivalent to a tin of beans per person per day, new research demonstrates. The study found that the bulk of the avoidable food ... read more

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