More than 34 million children's lives have been saved since 2000 because of investments in child health programs at a cost of as little as $4,205 per child, according to a new analysis in The Lancet. From 2000 to 2014, low- and middle-income country governments spent $133 billion on child health. Donors spent $73.6 billion. The governments saved about 20 million children, and the donors saved an additional 14 million children.
Researchers at the University of Georgia have a message for Southern tree farmers worried about unexplainable pine tree deaths: don't panic. A new study published in Forest Ecology and Management analyzed growth in thousands of pine tree plots across the Southeast and indicates that 'southern pine decline' isn't happening on a large scale.
Think you're a foodie? Adventurous eaters, known as 'foodies,' are often associated with indulgence and excess. However, a new Cornell Food and Brand Lab study shows just the opposite -- adventurous eaters weigh less and may be healthier than their less-adventurous counterparts.
A new study from The University of Texas at Dallas finds that a retail store should share customer service experiences with other units in the same chain to have more innovative behavior in its own store.
Johnson & Johnson announced today that scientists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Crucell Holland B.V, and several other collaborators today published results from a preclinical study of an HIV vaccine regimen used in in non-human primates. The study, published in the online edition of Science, suggests that a 'heterologous prime-boost' vaccine regimen -- could ultimately prove to be a strategy for protecting against global human immunodeficiency virus infection.
A team of researchers from the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre have now discovered that telomeres, the structures that protect the chromosomes, are at the origin of pulmonary fibrosis. This is the first time that telomere damage has been identified as a cause of the disease. This finding opens up new avenues for the development of therapies to treat a disease for which there is currently no treatment.
ASHG has issued a position statement on Points to Consider: Ethical, Legal, and Psychosocial Implications of Genetic Testing in Children and Adolescents. Published today in The American Journal of Human Genetics, the statement aims to guide approaches to genetic testing for children in research and clinical contexts. It also serves as an update to the Society's 1995 statement of the same title, since which time the scope and accuracy of genetic testing have improved.
A new study that is the first to use Social Security Administration's personal income tax data tracking the same individuals over 20 years to measure individual lifetime earnings has confirmed significant long-term economic benefits of college education.
Chesapeake Bay bears a heavy pollution burden from the growing metropolitan centers and vibrant agricultural activity in the watershed. When ecologists gather in Baltimore, Md., this August for the 100th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, special attention will fall on the local Chesapeake Bay watershed, with field trips and research presentations exploring its rich wildlife and social history.
At the International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education, MIT researchers showed that a dropout-prediction model trained on data from one offering of a course can help predict which students will stop out of the next offering.