People’s ability to synthesize vitamin D from sunlight declines with skin pigmentation, and that vitamin D deficiency is directly associated with higher risk of mortality, from illnesses including cardiovascular disease, type 1 and type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and certain cancers. A new study in the Oxford Economic Papers finds that migration flows […]

Standardizing fee-for-service payments and structuring negotiations between insurers and providers could make U.S. health care more affordable, Rutgers study says. Structuring negotiations between insurers and providers, standardizing fee-for-service payments and negotiating prices can lower the United States’ health care spending by slowing the rate at which healthcare prices increase, according […]

Artist Udo J. Keppler’s visualization of the long reach of John D. Rockefeller and his mega company, Standard Oil. Credit: Udo J. Keppler, Wikimedia Commons The world’s richest man and the world’s largest oil company dominated the petroleum market in Norway long before landmark finds on the Norwegian continental shelf […]

Space technologies and satellite applications are poised to power green economic development in Europe in the coming years, creating jobs and boosting prosperity. Credit: ESA Space technologies and satellite applications are poised to power green economic development in Europe in the coming years, creating jobs and boosting prosperity. ESA has […]