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Obesity not related to how close you live to fast food or gyms
A new study from Lund University in Sweden has shown no correlation between obesity and how close you live to fast food restaurants or gyms. (2020-05-20)
Pandemic likely to cause long-term health problems, Yale School of Public Health finds
The coronavirus pandemic's life-altering effects are likely to result in lasting physical and mental health consequences for many people--particularly those from vulnerable populations--a new study led by the Yale School of Public Health finds. (2020-05-20)
Nationwide survey about the corona pandemic
Majority feels strained, trusts health measures and favors a wealth tax on the rich. (2020-05-19)
Social good creates economic boost
As unemployment rates skyrocket around the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a world-first study out of Australia and Sweden has found social venture start-ups not only alleviate social problems but are also much more important for job creation than previously thought. (2020-05-14)
Survey: Most Americans want government commitment to reduce inequality
A new poll finds most Americans say the federal government should reduce inequality, amid the COVID-19-produced economic crisis. (2020-04-27)
Harris Poll: Most Americans want government intervention to reduce inequality
A new poll finds most Americans say the federal government should reduce inequality, amid the Covid-19-produced economic crisis. (2020-04-16)
Uncertainty about facts can be reported without damaging public trust in news -- study
A series of experiments -- including one on the BBC News website -- finds the use of numerical ranges in news reports helps people grasp the uncertainty of stats while maintaining trust in data and its sources. (2020-03-23)
Poor physical health a barrier for job seekers with serious mental illness
People with serious mental illness believe their physical health problems rather than psychological health make it difficult for them to find jobs, according to a Rutgers study. (2020-03-12)
Simple method to prevent HIV in South Africa and Uganda works
A large research study in South Africa and Uganda using mobile vans to dispense antiretroviral treatment was very effective. (2020-03-09)
Studies show number of US medical students with disabilities grows, but disparities continue
Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers report that the number of disabled students admitted to US medical schools rose from 2.9% to 4.9% over the last three years. (2020-03-04)
Place-based tax incentives stimulate employment in remote regions
A place-based payroll tax incentive can be effective in stimulating employment in remote and underdeveloped regions, helping to address regional inequalities, according to a new UCL and University of Oslo study. (2020-02-09)
Avoid paying so people work
Unlike the case in many developed countries, the Russian government is ready to provide financial support to all people who are registered unemployed. (2020-01-29)
US$1 dollar increase in minimum wage linked to 3.5-6% fall in suicide rate
A US$1 increase in the minimum wage is linked to a fall in the suicide rate of between 3.5 and 6% among people with high school education or less, reveals a 26-year study, published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. (2020-01-07)
Unhappy revolutionaries
Researchers from HSE University have shown that the 2010 happiness level of citizens from Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, and other Arab countries could provide a much more accurate forecast of the Arab Spring events than purely economic indices, such as GDP per capita and unemployment rate. (2019-12-30)
Trump's protectionism raises unemployment
The protectionist policy of US President Donald Trump is criticized on all sides around the world, but seems to suit the Americans, who see this economic model as protecting their interests. (2019-12-17)
Rural decline not driven by water recovery
New research from the University of Adelaide has shown that climate and economic factors are the main drivers of farmers leaving their properties in the Murray-Darling Basin, not reduced water for irrigation as commonly claimed. (2019-12-04)
Unemployment encourages men to try traditionally female-dominated work
A study finds that men who previously worked in male-dominated or mixed-gender fields are significantly more likely to transition to female-dominated jobs following a bout of unemployment, bucking past evidence showing resistance by men to working female-dominated jobs. (2019-12-03)
Spirituality affects the behavior of mortgagers
According to Olga Miroshnichenko, a Sc.D in Economics, and a Professor at the Department of Economics and Finance, Tyumen State University, morals affect the thinking of mortgage payers and help them avoid past due payments. (2019-11-29)
New report: The impact of energy booms on local workers
A new IZA World of Labor report publishing today finds energy booms create a broad set of benefits for local workers in the short term including lower unemployment and higher wages. (2019-11-20)
Gunshot survivors report long-term physical, mental consequences
Survivors of gunshot wounds reported negative outcomes years after being shot in this observational study. (2019-11-20)
ER focus on immediate medical issues can miss the bigger picture
Frequent visitors to emergency departments often have complex social needs, such as homelessness, substance abuse, unemployment and mental illness, yet both medical providers and policy makers tend to focus on their immediate or recent medical issues without examining such other factors. (2019-11-05)
Researchers find risk factors for unemployment with multiple sclerosis vary by age
'Our findings suggest that physical symptoms and how the individual manages them are greater issues for the youngest and oldest decades, while psychological issues predominate among the middle-aged,' said Dr. (2019-10-23)
Highest mortality risks for poor and unemployed
Large dataset shows that income, work status and education have a clear influence on mortality in Germany. (2019-10-15)
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)
New report: Men without work face a worrying well-being crisis
A new IZA World of Labor report publishing tomorrow (Oct. (2019-10-02)
Obesity alert for October 2019
All print, broadcast and online journalists who receive the Obesity embargo alert agree to abide by the embargo and may not publish, post, broadcast or distribute embargoed news releases or details of the embargoed studies before the embargo date and time. (2019-09-23)
Kids in neighbourhoods with larger households less likely to be killed in house fires
There is safety in numbers. That's one of the key findings of a study published today in CMAJ Open that found a child's risk of death or injury in a residential fire was greatly reduced in neighborhoods with larger than average households. (2019-09-04)
A serious mental disorder in one's youth can have a lasting impact on employment prospects
Mental disorders experienced in adolescence and early adulthood that require hospital care are connected with low income, poor education and unemployment over the life span of individuals. (2019-08-21)
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)
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)
Parents who help unemployed adult children curb behavior to offset costs
Parents who financially help their unemployed adult children offset such costs by adjusting their behavior, particularly by spending less money on food, working more and reducing retirement savings, according to a new RAND Corporation study. (2019-07-09)
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)
The dynamics of workplace sexual harassment in the US
A new Gender, Work & Organization analysis of US data from 1997-2016 provides new insights into workplace sexual harassment. (2019-06-19)
Record-low fertility rates linked to decline in stable manufacturing jobs
New research by University of Wisconsin-Madison sociologist Nathan Seltzer identifies a link between the long-term decline in manufacturing jobs -- accelerated during the Great Recession -- and reduced fertility rates. (2019-06-18)
One day of employment a week is all we need for mental health benefits -- study
Latest research finds up to eight hours of paid work a week significantly boosts mental health and life satisfaction. (2019-06-18)
Economic downturns may affect children's mental health
Research linking economic conditions and health often does not consider children's mental health problems. (2019-06-05)
Skilled health workforce in India does not meet WHO recommended threshold
The skilled health workforce in India does not meet the minimum threshold of 22.8 skilled workers per 10,000 population recommended by the World Health Organization, shows research published today in the online journal BMJ Open. (2019-05-27)
Negative economic messaging impacting on suicide rates, says new research
Relentless negative reporting on economic downturns is impacting on people's emotions and contributing to the suicide rate, according to new research. (2019-05-08)
School bullying increases chances of mental health issues and unemployment in later life
Victims of bullying in secondary school have dramatically increased chances of mental health problems and unemployment in later life. (2019-04-17)
Mental health disorders rife in post-conflict areas
A new study has found that 58 percent of people displaced following the civil war in Sri Lanka have suffered mental health problems. (2019-04-01)
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