What goals are appropriate to government and what decisions should be left to the private sector? This bedrock question underlies most disputes in modern American politics, even when the issue is framed in scientific, economic or moral terms. However, one role that almost everyone agrees belongs to government is the planning and funding of large-scale infrastructure. Economic development, including the free movement of people and goods, cannot occur without adequate ports, airports, roads, bridges and subways.
2016-12-01 | thehill.comRead More
A new study shows a sharp decline in suicides at Veterans Affairs inpatient mental health units from 2000 to 2015, thanks to the Mental Health Environment of Care Checklist. The checklist, introduced in VA in 2007 and in use at more than 150 VA hospitals nationwide, guides staff in eliminating physical hazards on mental health inpatient units that raise the risk of patient suicide or self-harm. The researchers found a sustained reduction in inpatient suicides during the last seven years of the study period, with none occurring in each of the last three years.
2016-11-30 | medicalxpress.comRead More
For the first time, the cumulative number of HIV cases in the WHO European Region increased to over 2 million. More than 153 000 new HIV cases contributed to this figure in 2015 – a 7% increase compared to the previous year and the highest annual number since reporting began in the 1980s. These are the main findings of the new report "HIV/AIDS surveillance in Europe 2015", released jointly by the WHO Regional Office for Europe and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) ahead of World AIDS Day 2016.
2016-11-30 | euro.who.intRead More