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Immigrants cost the health care system less than US-born Americans: Study

Immigrants cost the health care system less than US-born Americans: Study

Health
Slightly over half of Americans — 52 percent — believe that immigrants are a financial burden on the U.S. healthcare system, and two thirds believe that undocumented immigrants should not be eligible for social services provided by state and local governments. A study published Thursday in the International Journal of Health Services finds that immigrants actually use far less healthcare resources than non-immigrants, and may actually subsidize the health care of U.S. citizens. Researchers at Harvard Medical School and Tufts University assessed all peer-reviewed studies since 2000 related to healthcare costs by immigrants in the United States. The authors found that across all age groups, immigrants’ overall healthcare costs were one-half to two-thirds those of people ...
Sweden to purchase PAC-3 MSE missile defense system

Sweden to purchase PAC-3 MSE missile defense system

Business
Aug. 10 (UPI) -- The United States and Sweden have formed an agreement for the purchase Patriot Advanced Capability 3 Missile Segment Missiles, along with related equipment. The contract, when signed, will make Sweden the sixth ally and partner nation to procure and operate the PAC-3 MSE. "We're honored to partner with Sweden on their efforts to protect and defend their armed forces, citizens and infrastructure," Jay Pitman, vice president of PAC-3 at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, said in a press release. "Today's global security environment demands reliable Hit-to-Kill technology and innovative solutions. PAC-3 MSE interceptors will provide Sweden with a formidable layer of defense," Pitman said. Sweden will join the program alongside the United States, Qatar, Japan, Romani...
Rolls Royce develops propulsion system for flying taxi

Rolls Royce develops propulsion system for flying taxi

Technology
Engine maker Rolls-Royce has designed a propulsion system for a flying taxi which it says could take to the skies as soon as early next decade.The British firm said it had drawn up plans for an "electric vertical take-off and landing" (EVTOL) vehicle, which could carry four to five people.The vehicle could travel at speeds of up to 250 mph (402 km/h) for approximately 500 miles, it said. Rolls joins a variety of other firms in seeking to develop flying vehicles.Speaking ahead of this week's Farnborough Airshow, Rob Watson, head of the company's electrical team, said: "We are well placed to play a leading role in the emerging world of personal air mobility and will also look to work in collaboration with a range of partners."Flyin...
RBI governor appears before Parliamentary panel; assures steps to strengthen banking system

RBI governor appears before Parliamentary panel; assures steps to strengthen banking system

Finance
RBI Governor Urjit Patel today faced tough questions from a parliamentary panel on bad loans, bank frauds, cash crunch and other issues even as he assured the members that steps were being taken to strengthen the system, sources said. Sources present at the meeting of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance said the RBI Governor expressed confidence of tiding over the crisis regarding non-performing assets (NPAs). Some members of the committee, headed by senior Congress leader Veerappa Moily, sought to know about the reasons for recent instances of ATMs running out of cash and why enough steps were not taken to tackle banking frauds. Patel told the panel that steps were being taken to strengthen the banking system. "We are confident that we will be able to tide over the crisis," a ...
Prostate cancer immune system drug results could be 'spectacular'

Prostate cancer immune system drug results could be 'spectacular'

Health
Drugs that boost the immune system have saved the lives of some men with terminal prostate cancer, say doctors in the UK.The team at the Institute of Cancer Research and the Royal Marsden Hospital in London said the results were "spectacular" and a "big deal".However, the therapy will not work for most patients. Cancer Research UK said the next step was to predict who would respond.Immunotherapy is transforming the treatment of cancer and is now part of routine practice for some skin and lung cancers. It works by taking the brakes off a patients' own immune system so it can attack a tumour. An early stage trial, presented at the world's biggest meeting of cancer doctors and scientists in Chicago, is the first to show that this approach works on prostate c...