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African-American Girls in Low-Income, High-Crime Neighborhoods Experience Threats and Objectification, Georgia State Study Finds

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African-American girls in high-risk neighborhoods report encounters with aggression and sexual objectification, according to Georgia State University researchers.

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Extreme Preemies Disadvantaged in Employment, Income, Self-Esteem, Marriage and More by Their 30s

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Extremely low birth weight (ELBW) babies who survive are more likely to be disadvantaged in employment, income, self-esteem, marriage and more by the time they reach their 30s. A longitudinal study has followed the ELBW survivors born between 1977 and 1982.

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Simple, Rapid TB Diagnosis Feasible in Low-Resource, High-Burden Settings

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A streamlined approach to tuberculosis (TB) diagnosis requiring a single sputum sample and providing rapid, accurate results to patients proved feasible in rural Uganda, according to research presented at the ATS 2016 International Conference.

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Financial Status Affects Success of Students with Learning Disabilities

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A new University of Iowa study found that only one third of undergraduates from 11 universities who reported having a learning disability were receiving accommodations.

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Schools Need to Provide Better Access to Community Services So All Students Can Learn

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All across the country, there are low-performing school districts, under-achieving students and frustrated teachers, but current literature doesn’t fully address the root of the problems. The new book "School-Linked Services: Promoting Equity for Children" re-thinks the relationship between public education and communities, and how schools can help break the cycle of poverty while promoting student and teacher success.

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Top Stories 5-16-2016

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Depressed Moms Not ‘in Sync’ with Their Kids, Children with ADHD Sleep Both Poorly and Less, Yeast Infection Linked to Mental Illness, and more in the Mental Health News Source

Depressed Moms Not ‘in Sync’ with Their Kids, Children with ADHD Sleep Both Poorly and Less, Yeast Infection Linked to Mental Illness, and more in the Mental Health News Source

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Diagnosing Mononucleosis, Need for Health Interventions for Single Parent Households in Urban Subsidized Housing Programs, Inadequate Financial Savings Tied to Increased Childhood Health Risks, and more in the Public Health News Source

Diagnosing Mononucleosis, Need for Health Interventions for Single Parent Households in Urban Subsidized Housing Programs, Inadequate Financial Savings Tied to Increased Childhood Health Risks, and more in the Public Health News Source

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Surgery Patients in Lower Income Countries Have Three Times Greater Risk of Dying

New research has shown that patients undergoing emergency surgery in lower income countries have a three times greater chance of dying than in higher income countries.

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Are Low Wages an Occupational Health Hazard?

Low wages should be recognized as an occupational health threat, according to an editorial in the May Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).

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More Than 3,300 Youth Are Homeless in Metro Atlanta, Project by Georgia State Univ. And Partners Finds

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Georgia State University and its partners counted homeless and runaway youth ages 14 to 25 living in shelters, on the streets or in other precarious situations, in a project that is the first comprehensive, accurate count and assessment of the number of homeless youth in the Atlanta metro area.

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Penn Study Underscores Need for Health Interventions for Single Parent Households in Urban Subsidized Housing Programs

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A study led by the University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing (Penn Nursing) found that single parents who participate in a housing support program in an urban setting with high levels of community violence had significant symptoms of stress and depression.

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Georgia State University Researchers, Partners to Share Results of Atlanta Homeless Youth Count Project, May 3

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Georgia State University and partner institutions have completed a comprehensive count and assessment of the number of homeless youth in Atlanta and its immediate environs.

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Inadequate Financial Savings Tied to Increased Childhood Health Risks

The connection between a family’s income and childhood health has been well-established, with lower income linked to poorer health and a greater likelihood of more chronic conditions. Now a new study by UCLA researchers shows that the size of the paycheck is not all that matters when it comes to children’s health risks. So does the amount that a family has tucked away in savings.

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Study Details Lives of Homeless Youths Across the Country

In study for the federal government, University of Nebraska-Lincoln sociologists uncover new and sobering details about life for America's homeless youth.