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May 25, 2015

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May 25, 2015

Study Identifies Barriers to Intimate Partner Violence Services

May 19, 2015 — Texas has a shortage of beds for survivors of intimate partner violence, and although alternatives may be offered, survivors may find themselves isolated from much-needed services, such as crisis ... read more

How to Build a New Global Health Framework

May 7, 2015 — Can a true, robust global health framework be created to help prevent tragedies like Ebola while at the same time allow countries to meet everyday health needs? Global health and law experts say it ... read more

Have We Achieved the Millennium Development Goals?

Apr. 21, 2015 — As the deadline for the millennium development goals approaches, experts take stock of the successes, failures, and oversights, and look ahead to the next phase -- the sustainable development ... read more

Worm Index Closely Associated With a Nation's Human Development Index

Apr. 30, 2015 — With the Millennium Development Goals established by the United Nations in 2000 coming to an end in 2015, and the new Sustainable Development Goals now in the works to establish a set of targets for ... read more

Apr. 29, 2015 — Researchers uncover the areas in the United States that best weathered the recessions and the housing bubble crisis of the 2000s. Among other things, the study found that neighborhoods that started ... read more

Strong Connection Between Violence, Mental Illness in Guatemala During Civil War Lessens in Postwar Period

Feb. 26, 2015 — Violence during the civil war in Guatemala from 1960 to 1996 resulted in the development of significant mental health problems and conditions for the county’s people, according to a new ... read more

Team Approach Boosts Human and Environmental Wellbeing, Researcher Says

Feb. 26, 2015 — Even seemingly intractable problems such as the antibiotic crisis and the obesity epidemic could be resolved by treating human health and society as an integral part of an ecosystem, researchers say. ... read more

One in Five Suicides Is Associated With Unemployment

Feb. 10, 2015 — Every year, around 45,000 people take their own lives because they are out of work or someone close to them is affected by unemployment, as a new study reveals. It includes data of 63 countries and ... read more

Unraveling the Complex Web of Global Food Trade

Feb. 11, 2015 — Growing global trade is critically important for providing food when and where it's needed -- but it makes it harder to link the benefits of food and the environmental burden of its production. ... read more

Feb. 5, 2015 — Researchers examined social networks in the late pre-Hispanic Southwest and found that communities that were more connected with their neighbors had a better chance of being able to successfully ... read more

Study Investigates the Complex Roads That Lead Families to Food Insecurity

Feb. 3, 2015 — Food insecurity creates a host of unhealthy consequences. The roads leading there can be very different. A new study examined four risk factors for families that can lead to varying degrees of ... read more

Feb. 2, 2015 — Alarming evidence of an under-reported wild-meat crisis in the heart of Amazonia has been uncovered by researchers who interviewed households in two Brazilian 'prefrontier' cities -- cities ... read more

When Aid Brings Conflict, Not Relief

Jan. 28, 2015 — Although you might expect that providing aid to impoverished villages in the Philippines could only bring them relief, a study found that the villages that qualified for some forms of aid actually ... read more

Jan. 27, 2015 — Ecologists have found the conservation of aquatic ecosystems in Canada has not kept pace with the country's changing landscape, and a prioritization of protection is needed. This new assessment ... read more

Ebola Leads to Hunger in Africa's Rice Belt

Jan. 29, 2015 — It was Christmas Eve, but the streets of Freetown – the capital of Sierra Leone – were eerily silent. Families and friends did not meet for the traditional dinner to feast on Jollof Rice, a ... read more

Jan. 27, 2015 — A design engineering student's final year project aims to help developing countries make their own disability aids using modular components. The modular kit of interchangeable mobility aid parts ... read more

New Fat-Fighting Tactics Show Promise for Combatting Global Obesity Epidemic

Jan. 21, 2015 — More than 2.1 billion people worldwide are now overweight or obese and at risk for major chronic diseases such as Type 2 diabetes and heart problems. But new types of evidence-based interventions, ... read more

Study Calls for New Global Standard for Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation

Jan. 20, 2015 — A new study calls for a new global standard for improvements in household drinking water and sanitation access. The study highlights that current benchmarks for access, established by the WHO/UNICEF ... read more

Post-Earthquake Living Conditions in Haiti: Much-Needed Diagnosis

Jan. 12, 2015 — The earthquake that rocked Haiti on 12 January 2010 was one of the four greatest killers recorded worldwide since 1990. It smacked headlong into the metropolitan area of Port-au-Prince, home to over ... read more

Jan. 14, 2015 — The aim of the 50 Breakthroughs study is to give philanthropies, aid agencies, businesses, and technologists a blueprint for where to invest their resources to achieve the highest ... read more

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