Tag Archives: life expectancy

HBCU Money™ Dozen 10/5 – 10/9


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Did you miss HBCU Money™ Dozen via Twitter? No worry. We are now putting them on the site for you to visit at your leisure. We have made some changes here at HBCU Money™ Dozen. We are now solely focused on research and central bank articles from the previous week.

Research

10 enthralling visions for the future of computing l CIOonline http://trib.al/aGWnXSL

Hilton Announces Big EV Charging Rollout l Clean Technica http://dlvr.it/CPVTbR

How Community Owned Solar Came To Vancouver l Renewable Cities http://ow.ly/T7Z0d

Dow Jones & Co. discloses breach, incident likely related to Scottrade l CSOonline http://bit.ly/1QeGQiy

15 times when people totally judge you for using your phone l CIOonline http://trib.al/e3x9x66

New funding supports local food systems, farmers markets & healthier eating for #SNAP participants l USDA http://ow.ly/T1lw3

Federal Reserve, Central Banks, & Financial Departments

Prosperity rises when a greater population share is working & saving l World Bank http://wrld.bg/TeDIw

Old cans, cutlery, & hairbrushes: others “trash” has been used to create beautiful music l World Bank http://wrld.bg/TeJ9E

13 signs the fourth industrial revolution is almost here l World Economic Forum http://wef.ch/1RjXf60

The 10 countries where people live the longest l World Economic Forum http://wef.ch/1Npj8Cu

Prices for U.S. imports trended down 0.1 percent in September l St. Louis Fed http://bit.ly/1ZmgwsP

Which country has the most #engineering, manufacturing and #construction graduates? l World Economic Forum http://wef.ch/1Qa0gVu

Thank you as always for joining us on Saturday for HBCU Money™ Dozen. The 12 most important research and finance articles of the week.

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HBCU Money™ Dozen 9/28 – 10/2


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Did you miss HBCU Money™ Dozen via Twitter? No worry. We are now putting them on the site for you to visit at your leisure. We have made some changes here at HBCU Money™ Dozen. We are now solely focused on research and central bank articles from the previous week.

Research

Research shows that farm to school works! l USDA http://ow.ly/STUDO

Does security awareness training even work? l CIOonline http://ow.ly/SU5Jt

The physics of the peloton: How slow cyclists gain advantage from schooling like fish l New Scientist http://ow.ly/STNLc

Have a new #NOAA Weather Radio? Find the SAME codes needed to program your radio here l NOAA http://1.usa.gov/1x9E9Df

Can technology help rewire the brain to prevent memory loss? l Wired http://wrd.cm/1heEPqc

Just what is a smart city? l Computerworld http://ow.ly/SU6GX

Federal Reserve, Central Banks, & Financial Departments

Can banks avoid regulation by borrowing from abroad? l World Economic Forum http://wef.ch/1RhJ1Tk

Starbucks offers interest-free loans to help employees pay rent l Housing Wire http://bit.ly/1O6cbEO

The traits you need to lead a company through a #recession l World Economic Forum http://wef.ch/1RdBFQt

How do savings & deferred spending relate to #interestrates & #inflation? l SF Fed http://bit.ly/1sTzPsi

The role of inflation on consumer spending l St. Louis Fed http://bit.ly/1P7y4Eq

How income affects life expectancy l World Economic Forum http://wef.ch/1FFjzFN

Thank you as always for joining us on Saturday for HBCU Money™ Dozen. The 12 most important research and finance articles of the week.

Afrovember™: A Look At A Few Vital African American Male Health Statistics


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“To preserve health is a moral and religious duty, for health is the basis of all social virtues. We can no longer be useful when not well.” – Samuel Johnson

We decided to highlight a few vital statistics for 2014’s for this year’s Movember/No-Shave November and highlight Afrovember to show some of the statistics around African American’s men’s health:

  • African American male life expectancy is 71 years – WORST AMONG ALL GROUPS IN AMERICA.

  • The top 3 causes of death for African American males are heart disease, cancer, and unintentional injuries.

  • Percent of African American men 18 years and over who currently smoke cigarettes: 23.7%

  • Percent of African American men 20 years and over who are obese: 37.9%

  • Percent of African American men 20 years and over with hypertension: 39.9%

  • Birth rates for African American men declined 1% to 58.2 births per 1,000 men aged 15–54 — a new record low for the group.

Source: Center for Disease Control

Unfortunately, it appears that there is very little data being collected on African American men’s health. An opportunity certainly for an HBCU research center to be formed that focused in on the collection of such data. Given the reluctance especially among African American men to engage doctors (and with good historical reason) a measured approach and strategy to bringing in interaction could go a long way into finding ways to improve African American men’s health.

Check out just a few organizations contributing to the improvement of African American Male Health:

Black Men’s Health Summit

Project Brotherhood

Hampton University Men’s Health Initiative

HBCU Money™ Dozen 11/18-11/22


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Did you miss HBCU Money™ Dozen via Twitter? No worry. We are now putting them on the site for you to visit at your leisure. We have made some changes here at HBCU Money™ Dozen. We are now solely focused on research and central bank articles from the previous week.

Research

Monitoring growth rates in young horses l KY Equine Research http://ow.ly/r4Bk5

Brightest gamma-ray burst ever seen has record-breaking stamina, lasting for a whopping 20 hours l New Scientist http://ow.ly/r4BpP

Hydrogen Cars Slammed By Nissan’s/Renault’s Carlos Ghosn & VW’s Rudolf Krebs l Clean Technica http://dlvr.it/4McVV9

Some anti-cancer therapies work best when the friendly microbes in our body are strong and healthy l New Scientist http://ow.ly/r4CUg

Argonne’s MIRA supercomputer solves jet engines, Pringles and everything in between l Network World http://ow.ly/r4BtF

If you want to code from home, learn JavaScript l IT World http://ow.ly/r4BET

Federal Reserve, Central Banks, & Financial Departments

Before signing a #lease, look out for these 4 things l Practical Money Skills http://pmsfl.us/17NVHtq

Families in subsidized housing don’t get repairs done by landlords in a timely manner l Philadelphia Fed http://ow.ly/r4BPI

Gone to Texas: #Texas number one destination for domestic migrants since 2006 l Dallas Fed http://bit.ly/17NLQcl

Life Expectancy as a Barometer of Health and Wealth l San Fran Fed http://ow.ly/r4C4y

Underwriting standards, credit ratings major obstacles to credit access for low- & moderate-households l Philly Fed http://ow.ly/r4C8X

Economists find low interest rates are giving a weaker boost to spending in the current economic recovery l KC Fed http://ow.ly/r4Cek

Thank you as always for joining us on Saturday for HBCU Money™ Dozen. The 12 most important research and finance articles of the week.

HBCU Money™ Dozen Links 8/5 – 8/9


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Did you miss HBCU Money™ Dozen via Twitter? No worry. We are now putting them on the site for you to visit at your leisure. We have made some changes here at HBCU Money™ Dozen. We are now solely focused on research and central bank articles from the previous week.

Research

Nigeria criticised for funding satellites while many of its citizens live in poverty. l New Scientist ow.ly/nNLMY

Cybersecurity Pros in High Demand, Highly Paid and Highly Selective l Computer World ow.ly/nNLOx

First decrease in US childhood obesity. Is the tide finally turning? l New Scientist ow.ly/nN6Yq

“ARPA-E Advanced Battery To Be Made In West Harlem” l Clean Technica bit.ly/14thXK6

Two new curricula (for tsunami STEM education and teaching about excluder nets l Oregon Sea Grant http://ow.ly/nNM1u

Does math come from the brain or the universe? l Kavli Foundation http://ow.ly/nNMOq

Federal Reserve, Central Banks, & Financial Departments

How do family balance sheets affect the broader economy? Learn more in our annual report l St. Louis Fed http://bit.ly/11rtx2r

How does Europe and Asia’s life expectancy measure up against the world? l World Bank http://ow.ly/nNMrm

College econ students (and professors): Check out our free online resources l St. Louis Fed http://bit.ly/VWGSSc

Non-U.S. Central Banks’ Action the Best News for the U.S. Economy l Central Bank News http://dlvr.it/3n5kxy

Is this recovery creating low-wage jobs, or are they part of a larger trend? l Atlanta Fed http://goo.gl/CO789y

African students invented a soap that repels mosquitoes, in order to prevent malaria l World Bank http://wrld.bg/ny097

Thank you as always for joining us on Saturday for HBCU Money™ Dozen. The 12 most important research and finance articles of the week.