Topic : Health & Well Being

  • People walk towards a train station in Tokyo Forum Article

    Why patience pays

    In economics, patience is measured as the ‘rate of time preference’, which… more

  • Sarah Banerji of Lincoln harvests tomatoes on an urban farm plot in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston Forum Article

    We can end hunger in this lifetime

    As World Food Day focuses attention on global hunger, we find ourselves at a crossroads of opportunity and… more

  • A farmer uses mobile phone on her morning glory vegetable field in Bach Lien village outside Hanoi Forum Article

    Can mobile phones help to improve food security?

    Around three-fourths of the world’s poorest people live in rural areas. The rural poor, and their very… more

  • A field of unharvested wheat is seen outside Montigny en Ostrevent Forum Article

    If you eat, you’re part of the solution

    Hunger was one of the deadliest weapons in the Second World War, with nearly a third of all deaths, around… more

  • A man holds up his son for a photo in front of a cherry tree in full blossom in Central Park in New York Forum Article

    Why happiness may make you worse off

    Recent interest in the psychology and economics of happiness has had pronounced… more

  • Girls look at a poster, distributed by UNICEF, bearing information on and illustrations of best practices that help prevent the spread of Ebola virus disease (EVD), in the city of Voinjama, in Lofa County in this handout photo Young Global Leaders Video

    Attacking the information failures on Ebola

    Every day marks a new deadly chapter in the Ebola crisis. As of this week more than… more

  • Resident holds hand of nurse at SenVital elderly home in Kleinmachnow outside Berlin Forum Article

    Five ways to help the rural elderly

    Being busy with everyday life, many of us, including myself, do not spend much time thinking how our lives… more

  • Andrea Smith holds her daughter Norah at a playground in Winthrop Harbor, Illinois Forum Article

    Has the US economic system failed?

    Two new studies show, once again, the magnitude of the inequality problem plaguing the United States… more

  • A volunteer health worker practises using a PPE suit at a newly-constructed Ebola virus treatment centre in Monrovia, Liberia Forum Article

    How much economic damage is Ebola causing?

    As current and former World Bank employees, we have all worked to speed the… more

  • A man washes hands at facility outside Green Pharmacy, Area 8, in Abuja Forum Article

    How Nigeria took control of Ebola

    The scale of the ongoing outbreak of Ebola virus in western Africa has taken healthcare workers… more

  • Yan and Qiu of down processing and manufacturing company Snowbird AG throw feathers after IPO in Frankfurt Forum Article

    Why busts hurt more than booms help

    How do macroeconomic fluctuations affect individual welfare? Nobel laureate… more

  • Scientist prepares protein samples for analysis in a lab at the Institute of Cancer Research in Sutton Forum Article

    Is evidence-based medicine broken?

    Evidence-based medicine, as David Sackett and his colleagues wrote in 1996, is “the conscientious… more

  • A health worker checks the temperature of a man at a roadside health checkpoint outside Ganta Young Global Leaders Article

    Fighting Ebola from the grassroots

    As a global community, our ability to respond to the Ebola crisis gripping West Africa… more

  • Orangutans stay in a cage in a wildlife protection centre in Ratchaburi province, about 125 km (78 m.. Forum Article

    How to prevent the next Ebola

    The Ebola epidemic in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone continues to spread despite… more

  • A girl gets an influenza vaccine at Boston Children’s Hospital in Boston Forum Article

    Should similar patients get similar healthcare?

    Those watching the delivery of healthcare regularly decry unwarranted or  inappropriate variation in… more

  • How toothbrushes can cut the cost of healthcare Forum Article

    Can a visit to the dentist help you fight disease?

    Would any of us, given the chance, trade a few pennies of healthcare costs for a dollar of future… more

  • An employee holds processed potassium salts at a Uralkali potash mine near the city of Berezniki Forum Article

    Four ways to eat less salt and boost your health

    Parents, take note: there is a serious health risk lurking in your homes to which your children are being… more

  • An Egyptian rice farmer shows his drought damaged rice crop and cracks in the rice terrace soil caused by more than 30 days of no rain in a village near Balqis Forum Article

    How to help farmers survive climate change

    Burkina Faso is located in the heart of the Sahel, which means that it is one of the world’s most… more