Socioeconomics

Turnbull’s marriage equality survey will erode public confidence in ABS

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has another debacle approaching, brought on by its direction to conduct the government’s proposed postal …

Australian News

Maps Show a Tourist’s-Eye View of Cities

(Credit: Beñat Arreg)What does your city look like through the eyes of tourists? A new project from data visualizer Beñat Arreg aims to answer that …

Built Environment

Investing offshore for sustained quality returns

Selecting an offshore equity manager is daunting and the apparent simplicity of a passive strategy often seduces investors. Getting broad exposure to …

Investing

As Venezuela crumbles, airlines fleeing

Assassination. Contaminated fuel. Bandits. Theft of luggage. Broken down runways. These are a few of the reasons why Airlines are pulling out of …

Venezuela

Poor Medicare patients may spend more on hospital stays

Out-of-pocket spending for hospital care by people with Medicare may be higher for those with lower incomes, because they’re more likely than wealthier Medicare beneficiaries to be kept in the hospital without being officially admitted, a new study suggests.<p>Under Medicare, the government insurance …

Medicare

The Rich Have Mostly Stopped Smoking Cigarettes—So They Are Mainly Killing Stressed-Out Poor and Working-Class People

Click here for reuse options! Cigarettes have caused a health epidemic that disproportionately affects the rural poor.Long gone are the days when …

Liberal View

Income inequality, gene expression, and brain maturation during adolescence

Altmetric: 17<p>More detail<p>Article |<p>Open<p>Nadine Parker,<br>• Angelita Pui-Yee Wong,<br>• Gabriel Leonard,<br>• Michel Perron,<br>• Bruce Pike ORCID: …

Neuroscience

The Earlier Men See Porn, The More Sexist They Are, A New Study Claims

There are healthy and unhealthy ways to consume pornography. If you own so much pornography you risk being crushed to death under its impressive heft, for example, you should probably take a step back and consider your life choices. And here’s something else to consider: Does pornography make men …

The secret ingredient that makes the Mediterranean diet work is money

To better understand the relationship between a Mediterranean diet and cardiovascular health, a team of Italian scientists recently turned to the data in the Moli-Sani cohort study, a longitudinal study of the cardiovascular health of thousands of people in southern Italy.<p>Across a sample of nearly …

Longevity

A Mediterranean Diet Is Beneficial to 2 Types of People, Says Study

For years, the Mediterranean diet has been applauded for its health benefits. But a study published Monday in the International Journal of …

Longevity

Socioeconomic status and food: A Stanford researcher observed families to learn more

Priya Fielding-Singh, a PhD candidate in sociology at Stanford, investigates the social determinants of health. She wanted to learn more about the …

Stanford University

Is the Mediterranean Diet Really the Secret to a Long Life?

The Mediterranean diet is often cited as the key to heart health and longevity and the easiest—and tastiest—way to eat one’s way to the Good Life. Yet, a new Italian study reveals that the culinary roadmap to health and wellness disproportionately benefits those who earn more money.<p>Culled from the …

Longevity

Texas is trying to buy its way out of the absurdly high infant mortality rate

House lawmakers tentatively approved a series of bills Monday aimed at helping Texas curb its unusually high rate of women dying less than a year …

Postpartum Depression

Mediterranean diet reduces risk of heart disease but only for the rich and educated

People with lower socioeconomic status have less choice in the kind of products they purchase.<p>Adhering to the Mediterranean diet reduces your risk of …

Longevity

Meet 'Clock', the Canberra footballer scoring goals with one arm

Ainslie Tricolours footballer Matt Thompson is nicknamed Clock and it's not because of his incredible ticker.<p>The forward-flank was born without a …

Australian News

New study shows your face can reveal if you’re rich or poor

We already know that what we wear and what we own can give away where we stand on the social ladder. But apparently there are parts of our …

Psychology

Nawaz Sharif’s dismissal strengthens Pakistan Army’s control over country's polity, economy and society

What does Nawaz Sharif’s dismissal as prime minister of Pakistan means for the country's polity? Symbolically, a lot. While technically speaking …

Pakistan

Ainslie forward Matt Thompson kicking bags with one arm

Ainslie Tricolours footballer Matt Thompson is nicknamed Clock and it's not because of his incredible ticker.<p>The forward-flank was born without a …

Brisbane

BBC Radio 4 - Today, 27/07/2017

<b>0650</b><p>Facebook has seen overall revenue and profits soar in the second quarter of this year, after its first reported results since the company hit two billion users. Elizabeth Linder is former politics and government specialist at Facebook.<p><b>0655</b><p>Every one of us contains alien atoms that originated in …

Archaeology

Giving Young People A Chance

We're all aware of the vicious circle of (un)employment: you need experience to get a job, but you need a job to get experience. For young people, this conundrum stalls careers, causes financial problems and evokes a sense of social exclusion that can be hugely damaging for the individual and the …

Recruitment

Damp, moldy homes tied to respiratory problems

People living in homes with water damage, damp floors or visible mold are more likely to have chronic sinus problems and bronchitis, as well as …

Philippines

Some Schools Much Better Than Others at Closing Achievement Gaps Between Their Advantaged and Disadvantaged Students – by David Figlio

<b>Executive summary</b>Recent research demonstrates that the test score gap between relatively advantaged and relatively disadvantaged students is much …

Education

This Cannot Be The New Normal

The confusing market action has reached the point many of us are now wondering is this the new normal. Even as the market has forged its way into new …

Business

Marriage Isn’t As Good For You As It Used To Be, Study Says

As our editorial director is getting married in just a few months and is thus in the throes of the nightmare known as wedding planning, we thought it …

Marriage

John McCain's diagnosis is a reminder of how much insurance matters for cancer survival

The uninsured die sooner than those with private health insurance.<p>Last week, Sen. John McCain had surgery to remove a blood clot from above his eye. On Wednesday, we learned that tests had revealed the blood clot was linked to a previously undiagnosed brain tumor.<p>“The Senator and his family are …

Cancer

How Nonprofits Can Drive Healthy Growth Using SROI (Blog)

By Matthew Forti & Jake CalhounSocial return on investment is an underutilized yet surprisingly flexible tool for making strong resource allocation …

The UK is going to ban sexist ads

An advertisement for a cleaning product is generally sold to us by a woman. Smiling, of course, because who isn’t thrilled when a new disinfectant …

Lifestyle

Britain bans sexist ads: No hapless dads or women left to clean

LONDON — Commercials featuring hapless fathers struggling to look after kids and women left to do housework will disappear from television under a ban of gender stereotypes announced Tuesday by Britain's advertising regulator.<p>The move by the country's Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) coincided …

Gender

Government Will Outlaw Advertisements Showing Gender Stereotypes

The UK government announced Tuesday it will outlaw advertisements that feature gender stereotypes after it received complaints on ads portraying …

Gender

Is the ASA brave enough to ban adverts for children?

We all know that advertising is the work of the devil – creating entirely spurious wants, including in small children – but making it gender neutral doesn’t help. The Advertising Standards Authority is extending its brief to ensure that advertising does not confirm unhelpful sex stereotypes. That …

Advertising