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Thatcher, Reagan and Robin Hood: a history of modern wealth inequality

Thatcher, Reagan and Robin Hood: a history of modern wealth inequality

    Persistently high rates of income or wealth inequality are bad for social cohesion, political inclusion and crime. The evidence for this is overwhelming. Often, stubbornly high income inequality partly…

The myth of the college dropout

The myth of the college dropout

Jonathan Wai, Duke University and Heiner Rindermann, Chemnitz University of Technology When Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was asked to give this year’s commencement address at Harvard, he asked for…

How to eat chocolate without piling on the pounds this Easter

How to eat chocolate without piling on the pounds this Easter

  Easter is once again upon us and for many people it is a time when a little more chocolate than usual is consumed. Chocolate gives many of us pleasure…

Health-care spending has only a modest effect on lifespan and premature death

Health-care spending has only a modest effect on lifespan and premature death

  A new analysis has found spending more on health care has little impact on improving key health outcomes. It found that a 10% increase in health-care spending reduces…

Faster approval for drugs and medical devices under the 21st Century Cures Act raises concerns for patient safety

Faster approval for drugs and medical devices under the 21st Century Cures Act raises concerns for patient safety

  President Obama signed a bill that will provide US$6 billion in federal funding for basic medical research on Dec. 13. Called the 21st Century Cures Act, it also…

Why are politicians still referring to marijuana as a gateway drug

Why are politicians still referring to marijuana as a gateway drug

With states legalizing marijuana by popular vote, some politicians, including Boston mayor Marty Walsh and New Jersey governor Chris Christie, are still calling marijuana a gateway drug. The gateway theory…

How Duterte’s drug war taps into the Philippines’ zeitgeist

How Duterte’s drug war taps into the Philippines’ zeitgeist

Mark R Thompson, City University of Hong Kong Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has attracted international condemnation with his violent crackdown on alleged drug takers and his dismissive attitude towards his…

El Chapo, story of a kingpin — or why Trump’s plan to defeat Mexican cartels is doomed to fail

El Chapo, story of a kingpin — or why Trump’s plan to defeat Mexican cartels is doomed to fail

  Luis Gómez Romero, University of Wollongong Infamous Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera – aka “El Chapo” – currently faces 17 drug trafficking, murder, kidnapping and money…

Offering Syringes Along With Prayers, Churches Help IV Drug Users

Offering Syringes Along With Prayers, Churches Help IV Drug Users

By Taylor Sisk FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — When Gov. Pat McCrory signed legislation in July legalizing syringe exchange programs in North Carolina, James Sizemore rejoiced. The pastor of a small church…

Faced With Unaffordable Drug Prices, Tens Of Millions Buy Medicine Outside U.S.

Faced With Unaffordable Drug Prices, Tens Of Millions Buy Medicine Outside U.S.

By Rachel Bluth As drug prices have spiraled upward in the past decade, tens of millions of generally law-abiding Americans have committed an illegal act in response: They have…

How Depression Impacts Men

How Depression Impacts Men

By Barbara Odozi Believing that only women and weak men are victims of depression does not really hold true as the number of male patients being diagnosed with the mental…