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In a split second, clothes make the man more competent in the eyes of others
People make split-second judgements about a person's competency based on their own perceptions of the person's clothing, according to a study led by Princeton University researchers. (2019-12-09)
Study finds wide county-level variation in rates of surgery for early-stage lung cancer
A new study finds more than two-fold differences between counties with the lowest and highest rates of surgery for patients with early stage lung cancer, with socioeconomic and healthcare delivery factors contributing to the gap. (2019-12-05)
Exposure to smoking in early childhood linked to hyperactivity and conduct problems
In a recent study published in Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, children exposed to smoking in the first four years of life were more likely to exhibit symptoms of hyperactivity and conduct problems. (2019-12-04)
Young children receiving housing vouchers had lower hospital spending into adulthood
Young children whose household received a housing voucher were admitted to the hospital fewer times and incurred lower hospital costs in the subsequent two decades than children whose households did not receive housing vouchers, according to a new study from researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. (2019-12-03)
New index maps relationships between poverty and accessibility in Brazil
Poor transportation availability can result in poor access to health care and employment, hence reinforcing the cycle of poverty and concerning health outcomes such as low life expectancy and high child mortality in rural Brazil. (2019-12-02)
Life, liberty -- and access to microbes?
Poverty increases the risk for numerous diseases by limiting people's access to healthy food, environments and stress-free conditions. (2019-11-26)
Skipping breakfast linked to lower GCSE grades
Students who rarely ate breakfast on school days achieved lower GCSE grades than those who ate breakfast frequently, according to a new study in Yorkshire. (2019-11-20)
Researchers find long-term benefits of nurse home visits for new mothers and infants
Home visits by nurses to check on infants and first-time mothers offer learning benefits for the children and savings in the cost of public welfare programs, according to new research published in December 2019 issue of the journal Pediatrics. (2019-11-20)
Patients treated outside NCI centers less likely to receive high-cost lung cancer drugs
University of Colorado Cancer Center study shows that while the use of new, high-cost lung cancer drugs rose 27 percent from 2007 to 2015, they are not used equally in all places, with all patients. (2019-11-19)
How much energy do we really need?
Two fundamental goals of humanity are to eradicate poverty and reduce climate change, and it is critical that the world knows whether achieving these goals will involve trade-offs. (2019-11-18)
Steep energy bills can lead families into poverty, nationwide study shows
While it makes sense that families living below the poverty line have a difficult time covering their energy bills, new University of Wisconsin Oshkosh research shows the reverse to be true as well ... high energy bills can lead a household into poverty. (2019-11-18)
Perspectives and suggestions in caring for high-need, complex patients
High-need high-cost patients, many of whom are experiencing poverty, use a large portion of health care resources. (2019-11-12)
Mosquito nets: Are they catching more fishes than insects?
Mosquito nets designed to prevent malaria transmission are used for fishing which may devastate tropical coastal ecosystems, according to a new scientific study. (2019-11-11)
Program improves short term nutritional outcomes in a conflict zone
A study led by a researcher at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health finds that a multidisciplinary program within a conflict zone in Armenia was successful in improving several measures of childhood nutrition. (2019-11-07)
Race and poverty not risk factors for total knee replacement revision or failure
In a new study published in Arthritis Care & Research, HSS investigators found race and poverty are not risk factors for total knee replacement revision or failure at a high-volume orthopedic hospital. (2019-10-29)
Study finds youth suicide rates rise with community poverty levels
Research being presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) 2019 National Conference & Exhibition shows that US children living in counties with the highest poverty level are more than one-third more likely to die by suicide than those living in the least impoverished counties. (2019-10-25)
Poverty may be more critical to cognitive function than trauma in adolescent refugees
For approximately a decade, research has examined whether trauma or poverty is the most powerful influence on children's cognitive abilities. (2019-10-24)
Inadequate humanitarian funding increases refugees' risk of chronic poverty
The US has the largest refugee resettlement program in the world, contributing to the humanitarian efforts recognized by the global community. (2019-10-22)
International research community calls for recognition of forests' role in human prosperity
What if more people around the world could be paid to keep forests healthy and intact? (2019-10-21)
Study: Self-reported suicide attempts rising in black teens as other groups decline
New study in the journal Pediatrics uncovered rise in self-reported suicide attempts in black teenagers, as well as an accelerating rate in black female teenagers. (2019-10-14)
Ethnically diverse mothers, children living in poverty at risk for sleep problems
African-American and other ethnically diverse mothers know the value of a good night's sleep, but they and their young children are at risk for developing sleep problems if they live in urban poverty, a Rutgers study finds. (2019-10-09)
Children's language skills may be harmed by social hardship
Children from disadvantaged backgrounds are three times more likely to develop difficulties with language than those from more affluent areas, research suggests. (2019-10-08)
An 'unprecedented' rise in infant mortality in England linked to poverty
New study, published in BMJ Open, links a rise in infant mortality in England to poverty. (2019-10-03)
Expanding Medicaid means chronic health problems get found & health improves, study finds
Nearly one in three low-income people who enrolled in Michigan's expanded Medicaid program discovered they had a common chronic illness that had never been diagnosed before, according to a new study. (2019-09-30)
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)
Focusing on key sustainable development goals would boost progress across all, analysis finds
The world could make greater progress towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals by prioritizing a subset of the goals rather than pursuing them all equally, a first-of-its-kind mathematical study reveals. (2019-09-11)
Experience of being a minority puts US teens at higher risk of anxiety, depression
Puerto Rican teens growing up as minorities in the South Bronx are more likely to experience anxiety and depression than their peers growing up as a majority in Puerto Rico, even under similar conditions of poverty. (2019-09-09)
Fix and prevent health disparities in children by supporting mom, and dad
According to the recent National Academies report on health disparities in children, one of the most important factors in preventing and addressing disparities is the well-being of the child's primary caregiver. (2019-09-05)
Heart failure deaths are highest in the poorest US counties
Death rates from heart failure are higher in counties with higher levels of poverty. (2019-09-04)
Paper filter from local algae could save millions of lives in Bangladesh
The problem of access to safe drinking water in most parts of Bangladesh is a persistent challenge. (2019-08-18)
Study finds new insights on overdose rates, county segregation, and socioeconomics
Deaths from drug overdoses have risen dramatically in the United States over the past 20 years, and researchers seek to understand complex factors that may affect these deaths. (2019-07-25)
How fat prawns can save lives
New research led by University of California, Berkeley, scientists provides a roadmap for how entrepreneurs can harness freshwater prawns' voracious appetite for snails to reduce the transmission of schistosomiasis-causing parasites while still making a profit selling the tasty animals as food. (2019-07-22)
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)
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