Recent Articles by Mercedes White
Published: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 11:28 am MDT
By attaching an $8 lens to his iPhone with a piece of double-sided tape, Canadian doctors produced a field microscope that can be used to diagnose intestinal worms in low resource settings.
Published: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 11:27 am MDT
A new report published in the American Economic Policy Journal sparked debate about the extent to which the interests of the poor are represented in American government.
Published: Wednesday, May 8, 2013 1:43 pm MDT
New report suggests that prison population increases are related to decreases in mental health services.
Published: Wednesday, May 8, 2013 1:31 pm MDT
Days after a senior Air Force official responsible for sexual assault prevention programs is accused of sexual battery, the Pentagon releases a report indicating that the number of sexual assaults in the milita...
Published: Tuesday, May 7, 2013 12:06 pm MDT
State of motherhood around the world according to new report from Save the Children. Report also examines infant mortality rates around the world.
Published: Tuesday, May 7, 2013 11:14 am MDT
Every year, 57 million women worldwide give birth without the help of trained health workers, circumstances in which risk of infection is extremely high and many mothers and babies die. A number of organization...
Published: Sunday, May 5, 2013 12:00 am MDT
"Unemployment rates for young men with little education (today) exceed rates for comparable men during the Great Depression," says University of Wisconsin Public Affairs Professor Timothy Smeeding. The problem ...
Published: Friday, May 3, 2013 3:51 pm MDT
Microsavings programs are being used to help people in developing countries build wealth and move out of poverty.
Published: Friday, May 3, 2013 3:39 pm MDT
Infant mortality has declined in the U.S., according to a new CDC report, but America still has one of the highest infant mortality rates for an industrialized nation
Published: Thursday, May 2, 2013 2:38 pm MDT
Paul Niehaus was getting a Ph.D. in developmental economics when he decided to give a portion of his income to a charitable cause. The mission: to give as much of the money as possible directly to people living...