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Countries' essential medicines lists vary greatly from one another & WHO's model list
Countries' essential medicines lists vary from one another and from the World Health Organization's (WHO) model list, pointing to a potential need for greater care in selecting medicines that best meet the health care priorities of a population, suggests a study led by Toronto's St. (2019-06-03)
The top 25 medical lab tests around the world
A recent study can help governments understand which diagnostic laboratory tests are most important when developing universal health coverage systems. (2019-05-22)
Growth in life expectancy in Australia slows, research finds
After 20 years of rapid increases in life expectancy at birth, the rate of growth in Australia is now falling behind most other high-income nations, meaning better control of health risk factors such as obesity will be needed if further life expectancy increases are to be achieved, research shows. (2019-05-19)
Mapping global impervious surface area and green space within urban environments
What the spatial pattern of global urban surface area that human depends on is the important issue, which is widely concerned at present. (2019-05-16)
DGIST agreed on Energy Research Cooperation with CNR-ITAE in Italy
DGIST agreed on Energy Research Cooperation with CNR-ITAE in Italy. (2019-05-16)
These four values lessen the power of transformational leadership
Transformational leadership is considered one of the most effective ways to motivate and inspire employees. (2019-05-16)
Domestic policy driven by intergovernmental bodies not citizens, research finds
Citizens are increasingly being marginalized by intergovernmental organizations for the attention of national politicians and influence over domestic policies, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York. (2019-05-13)
In mice, fast-acting compounds accelerate treatment of tropical parasitic worms
Two compounds, from among 300,000 candidates screened, kill parasite-supporting bacteria after a single dose in mouse models of filarial diseases -- one of the biggest contributors to disability and poverty in the developing world. (2019-05-08)
Developed countries benefit economically from counterterrorism efforts
A new study in Oxford Economic Papers suggests that developed counties may see significant economic gains from their efforts to combat terrorist threats. (2019-05-07)
External reference drug pricing could save Medicare tens of billions
A new study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that prices for brand-name prescription drugs averaged 3.2 to 4.1 times higher in the US when compared with prices in the United Kingdom, Japan and the Canadian province of Ontario. (2019-05-06)
Field experiment finds a simple change that could boost agricultural productivity by 60%
Acknowledging 75% of the crop to tenants in crop-sharing contracts, instead of the customary 50%, can boost agricultural productivity and income levels in developing countries. (2019-05-02)
How could a changing climate affect human fertility?
Human adaptation to climate change may include changes in fertility, according to a new study by an international group of researchers. (2019-05-02)
For low-income countries, climate action pays off by 2050
The study shows that beyond the benefits of reduced extreme weather in the long term, global mitigation efforts would also lower oil prices in coming decades, resulting in a significant economic boon for most poorer countries. (2019-04-29)
New WHO research reveals wide gradient of severe child obesity across Europe, with southern Europe having the highest levels
New research from WHO Europe presented at this year's European Congress on Obesity in Glasgow, UK (April 28-May 1) shows there is a wide gradient of severe child obesity across Europe, with countries in Southern Europe generally having the highest rates. (2019-04-29)
New studies highlight challenge of meeting Paris Agreement climate goals
New research highlights the 'incredible challenge' of reaching the Paris Agreement without intense action and details the extreme temperatures parts of the planet will suffer if countries fail to reduce emissions. (2019-04-23)
Asia's diabetes epidemic preferentially kills women, the middle-aged: Study
Diabetes has reached epidemic proportions in Asia and has dramatically increased the risk of premature death, especially among women and middle-aged people, a multinational study led by Vanderbilt University researchers has found. (2019-04-22)
IMF's structural adjustment programs slash bureaucratic quality in developing countries
Bureaucratic quality in developing countries is endangered by the structural adjustment programs imposed by the international financial institutions, a paper by Bocconi's Alexander Kentikelenis and colleagues, in the American Journal of Sociology, states. (2019-04-19)
Tracking global trends in the effectiveness of antibiotic therapy using the Drug Resistance Index
Using resistance data from CDDEP's ResistanceMap and antibiotic use data obtained from IQVIA's MIDAS database, researchers calculated the DRI rates for 41 countries. (2019-04-17)
Omega-3 expert supports new research that shows omega-6 is good for you
There has been a fierce debate over the last decade or so about the health benefits of omega-6 fatty acids. (2019-04-17)
Study finds natural variation in sex ratios at birth and sex ratio inflation in 12 countries
An international team of researchers, led by UMass Amherst biostatistician Leontine Alkema and her former Ph.D. student Fengqing Chao, developed a new estimation method for assessing natural variations in the sex ratio at birth (SRB) for all countries in the world. (2019-04-16)
Dementia more preventable in Asia and Latin America
Close to one in two cases of dementia could be preventable in low- to middle-income countries, finds a new UCL study. (2019-04-15)
Hepatitis C infections could be prevented by reducing transmission in people who inject drugs
Stepping up efforts to prevent transmission of hepatitis C among people who inject drugs, could reduce future infections by 43% globally, according to a study by researchers at the University of Bristol published in the Lancet Gastroenterology and Hepatology today. (2019-04-09)
More policy work needed to reduce use of smokeless tobacco, say researchers
Researchers at the University of York have shown that regulations on smokeless tobacco are still lacking, despite 181 countries agreeing to a common approach to controlling the demand and supply. (2019-04-03)
Children benefit from living near conservation zones
Children who live near protected areas designated by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) live in wealthier and healthier households than those who live far away from the conservation zones, say Robin Naidoo and colleagues. (2019-04-03)
Prostate cancer incidence and mortality have declined in most countries
Prostate cancer incidence and mortality rates are decreasing or stabilizing in most parts of the world, with the United States recording the biggest drop in incidence, according to results presented at the AACR Annual Meeting 2019, March 29-April 3. (2019-04-02)
More bang for the climate buck: study identifies hotspots for adaptation funding
Using a combination of crop models and expertise from farmers and others -- and applying them to our current trajectory of high greenhouse gas emissions -- scientists built a tool to assess climate risk vulnerability to help pinpoint communities in need of support for adaptation and mitigation. (2019-03-27)
Tropical storms likely to become more deadly as climate changes
Tropical storms are likely to become more deadly under climate change, leaving people in developing countries, where there may be a lack of resources or poor infrastructure, at increased risk, new research from Oregon State University shows. (2019-03-20)
Tobacco control policies linked to reduced smoking
Increases in tobacco taxes and smoke-free policies in European countries were significantly related with a reduction in smoking among older adults, according to a new Addiction study. (2019-03-14)
Report: Despite being skilled producers, Danish farmers face poorer conditions than their European counterparts
AGRICULTURE Danish farmers are good at exploiting their productive potential, but higher production costs make it difficult for them to compete with other EU nations. (2019-03-13)
Most countries in sub-Saharan Africa not on track for under-5 mortality reduction goal
The relatively slow pace of neonatal and under-5 mortality reduction could prevent most countries in sub-Saharan Africa from achieving targets set in Sustainable Development Goal 3 (SDG-3) by 2030, according to a study published March 12 in the open-access journal PLOS Medicine by Iván Mejía-Guevara of Stanford University, USA and colleagues. (2019-03-13)
Sewage reveals levels of antimicrobial resistance worldwide
Sewage can reveal the occurrence of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria among healthy populations, an international study led by the Technical University of Denmark shows. (2019-03-08)
The power of one country to influence treaty ratification
New research shows just how powerful the United States' and other countries' influence can be on persuading other nations to ratify international treaties. (2019-03-07)
Achieving Paris climate target could net additional billions in fisheries revenue
Achieving the Paris Agreement global warming target could protect millions of tonnes in annual worldwide fisheries catch, as well as billions of dollars of annual revenues for fishers, workers' income and household seafood expenditures, according to new research from the University of British Columbia. (2019-02-27)
CO2 emissions in developed economies fall due to decreasing fossil fuel and energy use
Efforts to cut emissions of carbon dioxide and tackle climate change are beginning to pay off according to research led by the Tyndall Centre at the University of East Anglia. (2019-02-25)
New World Health Organization strategy aims to halve the global impact of snakebite
New strategy aims to ensure safe, effective and affordable treatment for all; empower communities at all levels to take proactive action; strengthen health systems to deliver better outcomes; build a global coalition of partners to coordinate action and mobilise resources. (2019-02-22)
Is the drug overdose epidemic unique to the United States?
Is the current American drug overdose epidemic an isolated phenomenon? (2019-02-21)
No evidence tougher policies deter adolescent cannabis use
A new study from the University of Kent has found no evidence that teenage cannabis use is lower in countries with tougher policies. (2019-02-19)
Paper: Carbon taxes could create new winners and losers among countries
A global carbon tax would create new sets of economic winners and losers, with some countries holding a distinct competitive advantage over others, says new research from Don Fullerton, a Gutgsell Professor of Finance at Illinois and a scholar at the Institute of Government and Public Affairs. (2019-02-19)
New device simplifies measurement of fluoride contamination in water
Seeking to address fluoride contamination in drinking water, chemical engineers at EPFL have developed a portable and user-friendly device that can measure fluoride concentration accurately and reliably. (2019-02-11)
Think big -- at least when it comes to global conservation
According to a group of international researchers, the potential for large countries to contribute to environmental protection is being overlooked. (2019-02-08)
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