The richest 2 percent of adults in the world own more than half of global household wealth according to a path-breaking study by the Helsinki-based World Institute for Development Economics Research of the United Nations University (UNU-WIDER). “World Distribution of Household Wealth,” is the first study of its kind to cover all countries in the world and all major components of household wealth, including financial assets and debts, land, buildings and other tangible property.
Children with a form of bedwetting that does not respond to a common medication have more sodium and urea in their nighttime urine, possibly because of an imbalance of prostaglandin, a hormone-like substance, a new study has found.
Some 2.9 million people have died this year from AIDS-related illnesses, and 4.3 more million were infected with HIV, according to the U.N.’s AIDS epidemic update report. The disease’s spread was most notable in East Asia, eastern Europe and Central Asia.
New data offers freshest list of states ranked in top 10 for seismic activity; Alaska and California unquestioned 1-2; Nevada and Hawaii very close at number 3.
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., will outfit low- and medium-temperature refrigerated display cases in over 500 U.S. stores with a GE ecomagination-certified, light-emitting diode (LED) solution from GELcore, LLC, a GE Consumer & Industrial business (GE).
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is ranked the overall #1 hospital in New York City, according to New York magazine’s 2006 “Best Hospitals” issue.
Researchers at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science today announced they have developed a new reverse osmosis (RO) membrane that promises to reduce the cost of seawater desalination and wastewater reclamation.
New Saint Louis University research that outlines the top 10 factors that encourage people to be physically active is a blueprint to design healthier communities.
Bayer HealthCare (BHC) and Topsun Science and Technology Co., Ltd. (Topsun, 600771.SS) together announced that BHC’s Consumer Care Division has signed an agreement in China to acquire the Western over-the-counter (OTC) cough and cold portfolio of Topsun Science and Technology Qidong Gaitianli Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. for the consideration of RMB 1,072 million (approximately EUR 103 million) plus contingent payments of RMB 192 million (approximately EUR 19 million) subject to fulfilment of certain performance criteria.