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Low Social Spending Not The Cause Of High Health Care Costs In U.S.

A new study[1] punctures the common argument that the reason the U.S. spends so much more on health care than other countries is because it allocates less to other social services. Some researchers and policymakers maintain that this relative underinvestment in social services has produced a less healthy society, pointing to the lower U.S. ratio […]

How To Manage In A Crisis: Lessons From The West Africa Ebola Outbreak

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is currently grappling with the world’s second largest Ebola outbreak. More than 1,800 people have died and 2,600 infections have been confirmed since the outbreak was declared in August 2018. North Kivu and Ituri provinces are at the epicentre of the outbreak. Neighbouring countries are taking steps to […]

HIV Antiretroviral Therapies During Pregnancy Don’t Harm Child’s Brain

HIV therapies have little effect on a baby’s brain development, according to a new study of women who took antiretroviral therapies for HIV while pregnant or nursing. An almost certain death sentence 30 years ago, having HIV today has lost its fatal sting. In just over 20 years, the development of antiretroviral therapies, or ART, […]