Proving value for money to donors
Providing affordable services and high-quality technical inputs are some of the ways to prove value for money, a criterion that big donors look for in the programs their partners propose.
Incisional hernia repairs among older men rose 24. 2 percent from 2001 to 2010
Incisional hernia repairs among men age 65 years and older rose 24.2 percent in the United States from 2001 to 2010, according to a study by researchers from RTI International and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
The right way to cook poultry
– Men's Health
Clean up your fowl habits: A new study in the Journal of Food Protection suggests that most people mishandle poultry, increasing their risk for infection with Salmonella and Campylobacter.
We must learn to make rational public choices about our homeland security
Quantifying the risk imposed by terrorism and the associated benefit of security policies is daunting and complicated. And yet this knowledge is vital for making informed policy decisions and maximizing the impact of the allocation of limited resources.
President addressing cyber security gaps adds momentum to global defense and recovery efforts
– Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists
In his widely-watched State of the Union Address Tuesday, President Obama formally highlighted an issue of growing importance concerning secretive government agencies, vociferous members of Congress and their frustrated constituents: cybersecurity.
Deaths of extremely premature infants decrease; fewer dying of breathing complications
– Health Canal
In a large, national study of extremely premature infants, researchers found that death rates decreased from 2000 to 2011.
Study examines rape, hypermasculinity and hostility in college men
– USA Today
Researchers asked 86 college men if they would “rape a woman” if no one would know and there would be no consequences and 13.6% said yes.
Triangle's first 'Health Champion'
– WRAL TechWire
RTI International CEO Wayne Holden is the winner of the first "Triangle Global Health Champion" award winner as selected by the Triangle Global Health Consortium, which is based in the Triangle.
Thailand at heart of anti-Aids push
– The Nation
Housed at the Thai Red Cross-Aids Research Centre, the Inform Asia: USAID's Health Research Programme (Inform Asia) initiative promises to assist the Thai Red Cross in developing its research capacity in health and to become a regional knowledge-management hub.
Corticosteroid Use Increased in Preterm and Term Deliveries
Greater use of antenatal corticosteroids meant more mothers of preterm infants received steroids at the best time in the final years of a 24-year survey.
Poll shows public support for lowering sales tax on 'healthy' foods
– The Kansas City Kansan
A Kansas City-based nonprofit organization says a recent poll shows widespread support for exempting some foods from the Kansas sales tax.
Moving to a new innovation station
– Triangle Business Journal
The name Terri Lomax is most readily associated with N.C. State University and her work with professors and students to help take ideas from a conceptual stage through funding and ultimately to company formation and spinout, partly through the university's Office of Technology Transfer.
Five years later, businesses say smoking ban not a problem
– Winston-Salem Journal
It’s been five years since North Carolina banned smoking in restaurants and bars.
Learn these 4 skills to boost your career
– Yahoo! Finance
It's that time of year when everyone is talking (and writing) about New Year's resolutions.