Women's rights are good for men's health
In societies where women are equal to men, males stand a better chance of living longer, a new study shows.
Climate change to affect liveability of remote Australia
People living in remote Australia are likely to be more severely affected by climate change than other sectors of the national population.
Living in space
Every day, 400 kilometres above our heads, there are astronauts living in space. Their home is the ISS, the frontier outpost of human exploration, and a workplace like nothing on Earth. With spacewalks and ...
Scientists have developed a tiny, portable personal blood testing laboratory that sends data through mobile phone
Humans are veritable chemical factories—we manufacture thousands of substances and transport them, via our blood, throughout our bodies. Some of these substances can be used as indicators of our health ...
'Crazy-busy' Canadians under pressure on the job
Having more control in the workplace can have negative consequences for individuals but it depends on the form of job control, according to new research out of the University of Toronto.
Fast, low-cost device uses the cloud to speed up diagnostic testing for HIV, more
Samuel K. Sia, associate professor of biomedical engineering at Columbia Engineering, has taken his innovative lab-on-a-chip and developed a way to not only check a patient's HIV status anywhere in the world ...
New study examines post-Roe v. Wade arrests of and forced interventions on pregnant women
"Arrests of and Forced Interventions on Pregnant Women in the United States, 1973-2005: Implications for Women's Legal Status and Public Health," an article by Lynn M. Paltrow and Jeanne Flavin in the Journal of ...
Business CEOs call for raising retirement age
An influential group of business executives is pushing a plan to increase the full retirement age to 70 for both Social Security and Medicare and to partially privatize the health insurance program for older Americans.
Social status promotes faster wound healing in wild baboons
Turns out it's not bad being top dog, or in this case, top baboon.
New report could improve lives of Missouri women, researcher says
Though women are better represented in the workforce and in higher education institutions, they still face barriers in employment, education and health care access and are more likely to live in poverty. Now, a University ...