World’s eight richest men are worth the same as HALF of the rest of the planet.

Join us: fb.com/earthwithoutpoverty World’s eight richest men are worth the same as HALF of the rest of the planet. The eight richest billionaires have as much wealth as half the world’s population. Analysis by Oxfam shows the tycoons have together amassed fortunes totalling £349.8billion ($421.75bn). The planet’s poorest 3.6billion have the same sum between them. ‘This […]

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Your Brain on Poverty: Why Poor People Seem to Make Bad Decisions

Join us: fb.com/earthwithoutpoverty Your Brain on Poverty: Why Poor People Seem to Make Bad Decisions. In August, Science published a landmark study concluding that poverty, itself, hurts our ability to make decisions about school, finances, and life, imposing a mental burden similar to losing 13 IQ points. It was widely seen as a counter-argument to […]

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World’s First-Ever Dengue Vaccine Has Been Approved.

Join us: fb.com/earthwithoutpoverty  World’s First-Ever Dengue Vaccine Has Been Approved. The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday endorsed the world’s first-ever vaccine for dengue fever, a potentially deadly mosquito-borne virus that threatens to infect close to half of the world’s population. Unlike malaria, there is no established cure for dengue fever, which can cause severe […]

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Emerging differences between men and women’s responses to infections.

Join us on Facebook: http://www.fb.com/earthwithoutpoverty Emerging differences between men and women’s responses to infections. The immune systems of men and women respond very differently to infection — and scientists are taking notice. Research presented last week at a microbiology meeting in Boston, Massachusetts, suggests that the split could influence the design of vaccination programmes and lead to […]

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