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May 25, 2016

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May 25, 2016

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. 25, 2016 — While environmental issues are often cited as a major factor in cities and towns in pursuing sustainability, a new study shows that economic concerns can be just as important to local governments in ... read more

Stark Medicare Advantage Disparities Present in Puerto Rico

Apr. 25, 2016 — Wide disparities have been found in the quality of care for Medicare Advantage plan holders in Puerto Rico compared to those in the 50 states. The quality gaps exist in the context of the ... read more

New Report Calls for Effort to Reduce Negative Attitudes Toward People With Disorders

Apr. 20, 2016 — Scientists should lead efforts among federal partners and stakeholders to design, implement, and evaluate a multipronged, evidence-based national strategy to reduce stigma toward people with mental ... read more

Researchers Develop New Model to Predict Outlook for US Economy

Apr. 15, 2016 — A new way to more accurately assess the outlook for the world’s biggest economy has been created by investigators. The new model highlights the interdependence of household, business and government ... read more

Apr. 14, 2016 — More than 700 million people worldwide have no running water. A new study shows that a tax on carbon dioxide could help remedy this situation while contributing considerably to climate ... read more

Global Spending on Health Is Expected to Increase to $18.28 Trillion Worldwide by 2040

Apr. 14, 2016 — Global inequities in health spending are expected to persist and intensify over the next 25 years, according to a new study that estimates total health financing in countries around the ... read more

Growth in Maternal, Child Health Funding Outpaces Spending on HIV, TB, and Malaria

Apr. 14, 2016 — Funding earmarked for improving maternal and child health in low- and middle-income countries has grown faster since 2010 than funding for HIV, TB, and malaria, according to new ... read more

Global Studies Reveal Health Financing Crisis Facing Developing Countries

Apr. 13, 2016 — Two major studies reveal the health financing crisis facing developing countries as a result of low domestic investment and stagnating international aid, which could leave millions of people without ... read more

Is the United States Prepared for a Major Zika Virus Outbreak?

Apr. 13, 2016 — Despite dire predictions that the Zika virus could affect much of the United States including large cities this summer, two public health law experts warn that the country is unprepared, and the ... read more

Buying High in the Stock Market Caused by Overconfidence

Apr. 11, 2016 — Little is known about what causes people to make the investment mistake of buying stocks at a high price. A personal financial planning professor has found that overconfidence in the stock market can ... read more

Some Users Hit 'Delete' After Pledging Charitable Donations Online, Study Shows

Apr. 6, 2016 — Do charitable campaigns conducted on social media platforms actually “click” with the public? A new study suggests that such campaigns can draw the attention of social media users but not always ... read more

Global Carnivore Conservation at Risk, New Report Shows

Apr. 4, 2016 — Shrinking habitat and increased conflict are projected in regions critical to survival of threatened apex predators, a new report shows. Carnivores include some of the most iconic species that help ... read more

Apr. 1, 2016 — An economic analysis of data gathered from survey respondents who bought South Dakota hunting licenses showed that more than $37.5 million was generated through those who hunted on land set aside ... read more

Boost Fundraising With Something Simple: Sandpaper

Mar. 25, 2016 — Researchers have discovered that touching rough surfaces increases awareness of discomfort in our surroundings, which can trigger empathy. This leads to more interest in donating to ... read more

Insurance for an Uncertain Climate

Mar. 24, 2016 — The application of insurance as a mechanism to help vulnerable people adapt to the impacts of climate change is gaining international support. Experts support the idea but warn of potential ... read more

Experts Urge UK Parliament to Take Action to Reduce Food Waste

Mar. 23, 2016 — As UK supermarkets pledge to cut food waste by 20 percent within the next decade, experts are calling on the government to take legislative action and debate the Food Waste (Reduction) ... read more

Mar. 17, 2016 — A recent article provides the first comprehensive inventory of the world's biological field stations. Its authors report 1,268 stations are operating in 120 countries -- from the tropics to the ... read more

Mar. 17, 2016 — Following President Obama's plans to close the military prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, a conservation biologist and a professor of law are proposing to transform the naval base into a marine ... 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

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