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May 27, 2016

New Venture Creation Can Alleviate Suffering in the Wake of a Disaster

May 25, 2016 — In the aftermath of a disaster, individuals can successfully overcome adversity by focusing on new venture creation, new research ... read more

New Survey Shows That Retirement Includes Work for Many Older Americans

May 10, 2016 — Departing the workforce entirely and entering retirement at age 65 is no longer a reality for many older people in the United States, according to a recent survey. The study finds that there are ... read more

Zika Virus and Health Systems in Brazil: From Unknown to a Menace

May 3, 2016 — A new article examines the Zika Virus epidemic in Brazil and the Americas. On February 1, 2016, a World Health Organization (WHO) emergency committee declared clusters of birth defects suspected of ... read more

Funding Decline for a US Government HIV/AIDS Initiative Raises Concerns

May 3, 2016 — A new study finds a significant decline in funding for an important part of the United States President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, or PEPFAR. The study finds a 33 percent drop in funding ... read more

Apr. 28, 2016 — Normally, it takes weeks to repair the cracking or spalling of columns on just one bridge damaged in an earthquake. Now a team of researchers has developed a new process of fixing damaged bridge ... read more

Landslide Risk Remains High a Year After Magnitude-7.8 Nepal Earthquake

Apr. 25, 2016 — With the monsoon fast approaching, the landslide risk in Nepal remains high a year after a magnitude-7.8 earthquake that killed more than 8,000 people, according to a research ... read more

Apr. 19, 2016 — A team of scientists is turning to the combined knowledge of the global scientific community to address an emerging threat to Asian ... read more

Natural Disasters Since 1900: Over 8 Million Deaths, 7 Trillion US Dollars

Apr. 18, 2016 — More than seven trillion US dollars economic damage and eight million deaths via natural disasters since the start of the 20th century. These figures have been calculated using a database called ... read more

Apr. 8, 2016 — Firefighters who responded in the first two days of the World Trade Center disaster and those who worked at the site for six months or longer are more likely to need sinus surgery than firefighters ... read more

Apr. 6, 2016 — Increasing temperatures will enlarge Europe's seasonal window for the potential spread of mosquito-borne viral disease, expanding the geographic areas at risk for a dengue epidemic to include ... read more

Threat of Climate Change Found to Be Key Psychological and Emotional Stressor

Apr. 5, 2016 — Climate change is a significant threat to the health of Americans, creating unprecedented health problems in areas where they might not have previously occurred, according to a report released April ... read more

Disaster Plans Often Neglect Historic Preservation

Apr. 4, 2016 — Many communities fail to take historic preservation into account when planning for natural disasters, risking a loss of heritage and critical engines of the local economy in the event of catastrophe, ... read more

Identifying Threats Before They Spread

Mar. 23, 2016 — If an infectious disease outbreak or an attack using an agent such as anthrax were to occur in Chicago, it most likely first will be noticed in emergency rooms throughout the city. Swift ... read more

Biological Factors Predict Which Viruses Will Cause Human Epidemics

Mar. 21, 2016 — The identification of biological factors that predict which viruses are most likely to spread among humans could help prevent and contain outbreaks, a study ... read more

UK's Anti-Lobbying Clause Risks Jeopardizing Public Health, Warn Experts

Mar. 15, 2016 — A move by the UK government to stop lobbying by tax funded bodies could have a serious impact on public health, warn leading researchers in a new ... read more

Despite Economic Gains, Rural Chinese Children Continue to Lag Urban Counterparts

Mar. 14, 2016 — A new comprehensive study of children's well-being in China reveals glaring disparities in education, economic conditions and emotional health between rural and urban children and the need for ... read more

Mar. 11, 2016 — It is possible to determine the damage caused by a natural disaster in just a few hours, by using data from social networks, such as Twitter, say ... read more

Mar. 11, 2016 — New research enables the efficient planning of the activities of systems of mobile robots for socially beneficial services including border patrol, search and rescue, and security ... read more

Spending on Public Higher Education Overlooks Net Benefits as Investment in State's Future

Mar. 10, 2016 — Thinking of higher education funding as an investment that lowers costs -- and not as mere consumption spending -- could reframe the debate in Springfield, according to ... read more

News Coverage of Fukushima Disaster Found Lacking

Mar. 10, 2016 — A new analysis finds that US news media coverage following the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan minimized health risks to the general ... read more

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