Archive: 02/25/2010

How health care is paid for appears to impact outcome

Whether an individual is treated for a hip fracture at a hospital reimbursed by Medicare or is treated at a Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center makes a significant difference in what happens to the patient after ...

dateFeb 25, 2010 in Other
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For better trade, give peace a chance

Liberal theorists and politicians have long argued that trade leads to peaceful relations between nations - a view that informs the push for free trade. However, many international relations experts dispute this claim. New ...

dateFeb 25, 2010 in Social Sciences
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Does promiscuity prevent extinction?

Promiscuous females may be the key to a species' survival, according to new research by the Universities of Exeter and Liverpool. Published today (25 February) in Current Biology, the study could solve the my ...

dateFeb 25, 2010 in Plants & Animals
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The mathematics behind a good night's sleep

Why can't I fall asleep? Will this new medication keep me up all night? Can I sleep off this cold? Despite decades of research, answers to these basic questions about one of our most essential bodily functions remain exceptionally ...

dateFeb 25, 2010 in Mathematics
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UV light stick purifies water

(PhysOrg.com) -- Today, about one billion people on Earth don't have access to clean drinking water, and that number is expected to increase even more in the coming years. To solve this problem, inventors ...

dateFeb 25, 2010 in Hi Tech & Innovation weblog
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