What is the value of research?

Anna Kelsey-Sugg

A look at why money spent on researching health is money spent well.

If you think research is expensive, try disease - Mary Lasker, prominent US medical scientist and philanthropist Research has resulted in significant improvements both in terms of life expectancy and quality of life, across a range of health areas, including heart problems, infection and mental health. According to the Australian Society for Medical Research, investment in health research is the highest source of rising living standard...

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Published 19 February, 2009 | Updated 24 February, 2009