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Environmental pollution in China begins decreasing
For decades pollution in China has paralleled economic growth. But this connection has been weakened in recent years, according to a new international research study published in the Science Advances journal. (2019-09-13)
Repeated periods of poverty accelerate the ageing process
People who have found themselves below the relative poverty threshold four or more times in their adult life age significantly earlier than others. (2019-09-12)
Deworming programmes for soil-transmitted helminths -- a Cochrane review update
Should global government and philanthropic aid be invested in large public health deworming programmes in low- and middle-income countries? (2019-09-11)
Cell-mostly internet users place privacy burden on themselves
Do data privacy concerns disproportionately affect people who access the internet primarily through cell phones? (2019-09-11)
Hemophilia three times more prevalent than thought
For the World Federation of Hemophilia, Iorio assembled an international team of researchers from France, US and UK to perform a meta-analysis of the registry data in countries with the most comprehensive registries of hemophilia, which were Australia, Canada, France, Italy, New Zealand and the UK. (2019-09-09)
Why should you care about AI used for hiring?
The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology has published a new white paper that explores the hype and mystique surrounding artificial intelligence in hiring. (2019-09-06)
Do unmarried women face shortages of partners in the US marriage market?
One explanation for declines in marriage is a shortage of economically-attractive men for unmarried women to marry. (2019-09-05)
Global analysis finds early onset colorectal cancer rising in many high-income countries
A new American Cancer Society study finds that colorectal cancer (CRC) incidence is increasing exclusively in young adults in nine high-income countries spanning three continents. (2019-09-05)
Financial education programs, income-based repayment plans promote prosperity
Financial education programs and income-based repayment plans help young adults with student loan debt prosper after college, according to a study led by University of Illinois social work professor Min Zhan. (2019-09-05)
CVD leading cause of death worldwide, but cancer rising cause in rich countries
CVD is the major cause of death among middle-aged adults around the world; however, in high-income countries deaths from cancer have become twice as frequent as those from CVD. (2019-09-03)
Head start programs alleviate supply gap of center-based childcare in NJ
The availability of Head Start and Early Head Start in New Jersey, federal programs designed to serve low-income families' childcare needs, reduces the likelihood that a community will experience a severe childcare supply gap, a Rutgers-led study found. (2019-08-26)
Disability categories in education were redefined to exclude minorities, study shows
A study by two University of Kansas professors shows how a large school district redefined disability categories to keep minorities out of most supported special ed categories, when forced to integrate. (2019-08-26)
Cracking a decades-old test, researchers bolster case for quantum mechanics
At upcoming FiO + LS conference, researchers will discuss creative tactics to get rid of loopholes that have long confounded tests of quantum mechanics. (2019-08-22)
Patient charges mean young people visit doctor less
When young adults pass the age limit for paying patient co-payments, or out-of-pocket prices, their medical consultations in primary care decrease by 7 percent, a study shows. (2019-08-21)
New study highlights sociodemographic disparities in oral cancer screening rates
Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital led a study to examine oral cancer screening rates among those who had been to the dentist within two years, looking at whether sociodemographic factors such as income or race predicted differences in these rates. (2019-08-21)
Climate change to shrink economies of rich, poor, hot and cold countries alike unless Paris Agreement holds
Detrimental economic effects of global warming are likely to go beyond those being discussed in policy circles -- particularly for wealthier nations, say researchers. (2019-08-19)
Premature mortality is partly predicted by city neighborhood
A new in-depth study from Ryerson University called 'The influence of environmental and health indicators on premature mortality: an empirical analysis of the City of Toronto's 140 neighborhoods' assesses the impact of several environmental, health, socioeconomic and demographic characteristics on lifespan. (2019-08-15)
Study predicts modest impact from additional dose of rotavirus vaccine
Giving children an additional dose of rotavirus vaccine when they are nine months old would provide only a modest improvement in the vaccine's effectiveness in low-income countries, according to a new study led by the Yale School of Public Health and the Institute of Infection and Global Health at the University of Liverpool. (2019-08-14)
Study reveals school savings accounts can dry up in 'financial deserts'
College of Business Professor studies the impact geography has on San Francisco's Children's Savings Accounts program. (2019-08-14)
Too much inequality impedes support for public goods
Too much inequality in society can result in a damaging lack of support for public goods and services, which could disadvantage the rich as well as the poor, according to new research from the University of Exeter Business School, the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) and Harvard University. (2019-08-14)
Low-income, black neighborhoods still hit hard by air pollution
Disease-causing air pollution remains high in pockets of America -- particularly those where many low-income and African-American people live, a disparity highlighted in research presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association in New York. (2019-08-10)
Streamlining fee waiver requests helped low-income immigrants become citizens
Researchers from the Immigration Policy Lab at Stanford University studied the impact of a USCIS reform that streamlined the process to request a fee waiver for citizenship applications. (2019-08-06)
UTA study: Urban sprawl creates food deserts
Urban sprawl has led to the creation of food deserts in metropolitan areas across the United States, according to a published study by a researcher at The University of Texas at Arlington. (2019-08-05)
Long-term declines in heart disease and stroke deaths are stalling, research finds
Heart disease and stroke mortality rates have almost stopped declining in many high-income countries, including Australia, and are even increasing in some countries, according to new research. (2019-08-04)
Quantum entanglement in chemical reactions? Now there's a way to find out
For the first time, scientists have developed a practical way to measure quantum entanglement in chemical reactions. (2019-08-02)
Study suggests economic growth benefits wildlife but growing human populations do not
Analysis shows that while national-level economic growth and social development -- including more women in government -- are associated with more abundant wildlife, growing human populations are linked to wildlife decline. (2019-08-02)
Blood pressure control less likely among those treated in low-income areas
People were half as likely to have their blood pressure controlled in a six-year clinical trial if they received care in low-income areas. (2019-07-31)
Legal status no guarantee of job security
Legal status is no guarantee that migrants will find more security in the workplace, according to a new study published in the journal Migration Letters. (2019-07-30)
Air pollution in US associated with over 30,000 deaths and reduced life expectancy
Air quality in the US may be linked with increased mortality and reduced life expectancy according to research from Imperial College London and the Center for Air, Climate and Energy Solutions at Carnegie Mellon University. (2019-07-23)
More ED visits because of alcohol, 175% increase in 25- to 29-year-olds seeking care
New research shows dramatically rising visits to emergency departments (ED) related to alcohol, especially for women, with a 175% increase in alcohol-related visits from young people aged 25 to 29. (2019-07-22)
Texas' strategic goal for students' debt burden shows potential promise and pitfalls
College students in Texas who graduated from public universities with a bachelor's degree had, on average, student loan debts that equaled 74% of what they earned in their first-year wages, according to a new study from SMU (Southern Methodist University). The study, which looked at students who started college between 2004 and 2008, also shows that black and Latinx students are predicted to borrow larger amounts of college debt than white students compared to what they'll make in their first job.  (2019-07-22)
Research shows high prices of healthy foods contribute to malnutrition worldwide
The first global examination of the affordability of both healthy and unhealthy foods finds high prices for nutritious foods correlate with higher undernutrition, while low prices for unhealthy foods correlate to higher obesity, underlining need for policies to shift prices toward healthier diets. (2019-07-22)
Sports participation gap exists between youth from lower-income and middle-income families
Lower-income parents are less likely than their higher-income counterparts to involve their children in youth sports because of obstacles such as rising costs of these extracurricular activities, according to a new RAND Corporation study. (2019-07-18)
The Lancet: Big Sugar and neglect by global health community fuel oral health crisis
Oral health has been isolated from traditional healthcare and health policy for too long, despite the major global public health burden of oral diseases, according to a Lancet Series on Oral Health, published today in The Lancet. (2019-07-18)
Hypertension poorly managed in low- and middle-income countries
A study of 1 million people living in 44 low- and middle-income countries found that less than half of those affected with high blood pressure (hypertension) are aware of their condition. (2019-07-18)
New study reveals surprising gender disparity in work-life balance
Work-life balance and its association with life satisfaction have been garnering a lot of interest. (2019-07-17)
Win or lose: Rigged card game sheds light on inequality, fairness
Researchers at Cornell University are using a rigged card game to shed light on perceptions of inequality. (2019-07-17)
Perinatal depression screenings may not detect women having suicidal thoughts, study finds
Perinatal depression screenings may overlook a significant proportion of women who are having suicidal thoughts, according to a new study of 736 low-income women led by University of Illinois social work professor Karen M. (2019-07-16)
Cancer tissue-freezing approach may help more breast cancer patients in lower income countries
A new reusable device created by the Johns Hopkins University can help women with breast cancer in lower income countries by using carbon dioxide, a widely available and affordable gas, to power a cancer tissue-freezing probe instead of industry-standard argon. (2019-07-15)
Shifts to renewable energy can drive up energy poverty, PSU study finds
Efforts to shift away from fossil fuels and replace oil and coal with renewable energy sources can help reduce carbon emissions but do so at the expense of increased inequality, according to a new Portland State University study (2019-07-12)
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