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Women scarce in the one percent
Streetcars don't guarantee heightened development activity
Why bribery works and what changes its effectiveness
Investing in antibiotics critical to saving lives during pandemic influenza outbreaks
Scientists use smartphones to improve dismal rating of nation's civil infrastructure
Nearly half of adults with heart disease can't afford their medical bills


Women scarce in the one percent



Posted: 12 Feb 2019 01:00 PM PST


Looking at income inequality reveals vast gender inequality as well, according to a new study. While the families earning in the top one percent of American household incomes receive nearly one-fourth of all U.S. income, the bulk of earning is done by men. Women's income alone is sufficient for one percent status in only five percent of elite households. Moreover, women's income contributes to achieving one percent ranking in only 15 percent of households.


Streetcars don't guarantee heightened development activity



Posted: 12 Feb 2019 09:01 AM PST


Development outcomes along streetcar corridors can't be entirely attributed to the presence of the streetcar, researchers found. Streetcar investment is commonly accompanied with a healthy incentive package, for example.


Why bribery works and what changes its effectiveness



Posted: 12 Feb 2019 07:47 AM PST


A new study suggests that greed, and not the willingness to return the favor, is the main reason people give in to bribery. But the research also finds there are times when the almighty buck can be ignored and effects of a bribe can be lessened.


Investing in antibiotics critical to saving lives during pandemic influenza outbreaks



Posted: 12 Feb 2019 06:48 AM PST


Researchers have developed a mathematical framework to estimate the value of investing in developing and conserving an antibiotic to mitigate the burden of bacterial infections caused by resistant Staphylococcus aureus during a pandemic influenza outbreak.


Scientists use smartphones to improve dismal rating of nation's civil infrastructure



Posted: 11 Feb 2019 01:39 PM PST


Scientists at the have developed smartphone-based technologies that can monitor civil infrastructure systems such as crumbing roads and aging bridges.


Nearly half of adults with heart disease can't afford their medical bills



Posted: 11 Feb 2019 11:27 AM PST


More than 45 percent of non-elderly adults with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) report financial hardship due to the associated medical bills. Worse still, about one in five report being unable to pay those medical bills at all, said the researchers.
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