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Undocumented Latina immigrants face PTSD at four times the national rate, new study finds
New research led by George Mason University's College of Health and Human Services found that undocumented Latina immigrants met the threshold for post-traumatic stress disorder diagnosis at nearly four times (34%) the rate of civilian women in America as a whole (9.7%). (2019-07-17)
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)
Becoming new parents increases produce purchases
In the United States, both children and adults eat too few fruits and vegetables, which puts them at risk for poor diet quality and adverse health consequences. (2019-07-08)
Study: Poor women are more hopeful than poor men
The researchers concluded that even when men are poor and unemployed, their recognition and role is tied to work, money, and markets. (2019-07-08)
New study examines the association between race, ethnicity and exclusionary discipline practices
Discipline and how it is administered in schools across the US continues to be a hotly debated topic. (2019-06-17)
Persistent poverty affects one in five UK children
Persistent poverty affects one in five children in the UK, and is associated with poor physical and mental health in early adolescence, suggests research published online in the Archives of Disease in Childhood. (2019-06-11)
Millennials are 'canaries in the coalmine' for toxic economic trends
A new report by Stanford scholars lays out the problems US millennials face as a result of decades-long rising inequality. (2019-06-10)
How much would you pay to eliminate child labor from your cocoa?
An increase in cocoa price by 2.8% could potentially eliminate the very worst forms of child labor from cocoa production in Ghana, according to a new economic model described in a study published June 5, 2019 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Jeff Luckstead and Lawton L. (2019-06-07)
Racism has a toxic effect
Researchers have long known that racism is linked to health problems, but now results from a small study using RNA tests show that racism appears to increase chronic inflammation among African Americans. (2019-05-31)
Childhood adversity linked to early puberty, premature brain development, & mental illness
Growing up in poverty and experiencing traumatic events like a bad accident or sexual assault were linked to accelerated puberty and brain maturation, abnormal brain development, and greater mental health disorders, such as depression, anxiety, and psychosis, according to a new Penn Medicine study published this week in JAMA Psychiatry. (2019-05-30)
Factors associated with elephant poaching
Study associates illegal hunting rates in Africa with levels of poverty, corruption and ivory demand. (2019-05-28)
Group practice of Transcendental Meditation dramatically reduced violence in Cambodia, new study shows
According to a new peer-reviewed study published in Studies in Asian Social Science, group practice of the Transcendental Meditation® and TM-Sidhi® programs in Cambodia between 1993 and 2008 was associated with a 96.2% decline in sociopolitical violence in that war-torn country compared to violence in the preceding three years. (2019-05-23)
Historically redlined communities face higher asthma rates
An analysis of eight California cities shows that residents of historically redlined neighborhoods are more than twice as likely as their peers to visit emergency rooms for asthma. (2019-05-22)
Policy makers must attend to menstrual stigma to improve wellbeing, study finds
Researchers have found that addressing attitudes to menstruation may be necessary to improve well-being in low and middle-income countries, far more than simply better access to sanitary products. (2019-05-16)
Receiving weekend food improves school attendance among children living with hunger
Children living in food-insecure households are more likely to attend school on Fridays if they're participating in a food-distribution program that provides them with backpacks of meals for the weekend, researchers at the University of Illinois found in a new study. (2019-05-10)
New research shows community forest management reduces both deforestation and poverty
Giving local communities in Nepal the opportunity to manage their forests has simultaneously reduced deforestation and poverty in the region, new research has shown. (2019-05-08)
In mice, fast-acting compounds accelerate treatment of tropical parasitic worms
Two compounds, from among 300,000 candidates screened, kill parasite-supporting bacteria after a single dose in mouse models of filarial diseases -- one of the biggest contributors to disability and poverty in the developing world. (2019-05-08)
Palm oil's potential to alleviate poverty depends on where it's grown
Palm oil's potential to alleviate poverty depends on where it's grown. (2019-05-01)
Study: Loan-replacement grants boost low-income students' graduation rates
Receiving Illinois Promise loan-replacement grants influenced low-income students' decision to attend the University of Illinois and boosted their graduation rates, according to a new study led by the program's founding director, Susan Gershenfeld. (2019-04-29)
Social support key to remission from suicidal thoughts for disabling chronic pain sufferers
A new nationally representative study from the University of Toronto found that almost two-thirds of formerly suicidal Canadians (63%) with chronic pain were free from suicidal thoughts in the past year. (2019-04-17)
Tax incentives target poor neighborhoods but leave communities behind
The development of place-based investment tax incentives such as opportunity zones can be explained as a predictable result of the 'pro-gentrification legal, business and political environment that produced them,' said Michelle D. (2019-04-08)
Poverty leaves a mark on our genes
In this study, researchers found evidence that poverty can become embedded across wide swaths of the genome. (2019-04-04)
HPV infection high in minority men who have sex with men despite available vaccine
The rate of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is high among young minority gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men despite the availability of a vaccine that can prevent the infection, a Rutgers School of Public Health study found. (2019-04-03)
Children benefit from living near conservation zones
Children who live near protected areas designated by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) live in wealthier and healthier households than those who live far away from the conservation zones, say Robin Naidoo and colleagues. (2019-04-03)
Research shows impact of poverty on children's brain activity
New research reveals the impact of poverty on children's brain activity. (2019-04-02)
2019 Global Food Policy Report: Crises in rural areas threatens progress in hunger and poverty reduction
IFPRI's 2019 Global Food Policy Report highlights the urgency of rural revitalization to address the crisis in rural areas. (2019-03-27)
Rural America needs more headache specialists, WVU researcher says
West Virginia has just half of the neurologists it needs. (2019-03-27)
Discrimination, PTSD may lead to high preterm-birth rates among African-American women
African-American women are nearly twice as likely to give birth prematurely as white women. (2019-03-25)
Debt relief improves psychological and cognitive function, enabling better decision-making
A new study by the Social Service Research Centre at the National University of Singapore demonstrates that reducing the number of debt accounts lowers the mental burden of the poor, thereby improving psychological and cognitive performance. (2019-03-25)
The media shape public opinion about surrogacy and homosexuality
The media play a key role in informing society and at the same time an important role in shaping perceptions and judgements about social issues, particularly concerning issues on which there is insufficient knowledge and/or a lack of experience. (2019-03-13)
Cash programs that help the poor can harm natural resources
Poverty programs throughout the world that give poor families cash for food, education and health needs can have unintended consequences for communities that depend on natural resources, such as fish and trees. (2019-03-11)
Health insurance is not assurance of healthcare
Because of high out-of-pocket expenses, Ohioans who purchase subsidized health-exchange insurance often can't afford the care they need when they need it. (2019-02-27)
How economic inequality shapes mobility expectations and behavior in disadvantaged youth
By integrating the methods and techniques of economics and psychology, an inventive framework reveals how rising economic inequality can weaken the motivating belief that achieving socioeconomic success is possible, which reduces the likelihood that young people from low socioeconomic status backgrounds will engage in behaviors that could improve their chances of upward mobility. (2019-02-26)
Nearly two-thirds of American children live in asset poverty, new study shows
More than 63 percent of American children and 55 percent of Americans live in 'asset' poverty, meaning they have few or no assets to rely on in the event of a financial shock such as a job loss, a medical crisis or the recent federal government shutdown. (2019-02-21)
Study: Teacher retention bonuses lead to positive results
Offering teachers a retention bonus to stay at low-performing schools may increase test score gains among students in both reading and mathematics, according to a new study. (2019-02-21)
Natural resources valued differently by men and woman, study shows
Men and women value, access and use resources from the natural environment in distinct and different ways, a new study has shown. (2019-02-18)
Addressing cooling needs and energy poverty targets in the Global South
With most of the northern hemisphere currently in the icy grip of one of the coldest winters ever recorded, in the south, it is record-breaking heat that is the problem. (2019-02-07)
Brits and Germans have very different views on the future of state pensions
Germans think the state always has some role to play in providing state pensions but UK citizens split over how to provide social welfare in the future, according to new research conducted at the University. (2019-01-21)
The living wage may help us achieve social and environmental sustainability
Paying a living wage could be a step toward global economic and environmental sustainability, finds a first-of-its-kind study by the University of Surrey. (2019-01-21)
Urbanization may hold key to tiger survival
A new WCS-led study published in the journal Biological Conservation says the future of tigers in Asia is linked the path of demographic transition -- for humans. (2019-01-16)
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