Your World This Week, Apr. 3 – 9

Published April 4, 2016
Updated April 15, 2016

Researchers Find That Investing In Women’s Health Provides Long-Term Benefits In Economic And Social Health

Womens Health

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Researchers at Harvard University’s Chan School of Public Health have found that investing in women’s health yields benefits across societal, humanitarian and economic domains, Real Clear Science reported.

The researchers scanned through over 20,000 papers on “women, health and economics” published between 1970 and 2013, RCS said. Ultimately, the researchers decided to review 124 “relevant, high-quality articles” to review, and found the positive, shared outcomes that come from making women’s health a priority.

“These results demonstrate the necessity and efficacy of investment in initiatives that address women’s health,” the reviewers write. “Societies that prioritize women’s health will likely have better population health overall, and will remain more productive for generations to come.”

5 Events To Know About This Week

Mlk Wave

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  • April 4, 1968: Martin Luther King, Jr. is assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee.
  • Olympic Games 1896

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  • April 6, 1896: The first modern Olympics begin in Athens, Greece.
  • Rwanda Refugees

    The line of refugees reaches to the horizon. This photo won the 1998 Pulitzer Prize in Spot News Photography. Image Source: Martha Rial

  • April 6, 1994: The Rwandan genocide begins when a plane carrying presidents of Rwanda and Burundi is shot down.
  • Crowded Bar 1930s Drinks

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  • April 7, 1933: President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the order ending the prohibition of alcohol in the United States.
  • Civil War End

    A print showing U.S. Army general Ulysses S. Grant accepting Confederate general Robert E. Lee’s surrender in 1865. Image Source: Wikipedia

  • April 9, 1685: Southern General Robert E. Lee surrenders to Northern General Ulysses S. Grant in Appomattox, Tenn., effectively ending the Civil War.
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