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WashU Expert: More Must Be Done to Address Opioid Crisis

Opioids, including heroin and prescription drugs, killed 33,000-plus people in 2015, more than any year on record, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. President Trump’s proposed budget aims to bring a $500 million increase in funding for prevention and treatment, but that amount isn’t enough to address the crisis, says an expert on substance use disorder treatment at Washington University in St.

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Texas Hunger Initiative Receives $3 Million Grant From the Walmart Foundation

The Texas Hunger Initiative at Baylor University has received a $3 million grant from the Walmart Foundation to continue its work to end hunger in Texas, including conducting university-based research and expanding projects to find long-term, community-driven solutions to hunger and poverty.

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Article Highlights Needs of Rural Children, Families with Mental, Behavioral and Developmental Disorders

In the latest of a series of reports on child mental health, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention documents that rural children from small communities have more mental, behavioral and developmental disorders (MBDDs) than those living in cities and suburbs.

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History Suggests Medicaid Caps May Incentivize States to Shrink Their Safety Nets: Vanderbilt Economist

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Sensitive Genotypes Yield Disadvantage in Poor Families, but Advantage in Wealthier Ones

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A University of Kansas study's results suggest that children with sensitive genotypes who come from low-income homes will be less financially successful than their same sex sibling without those genotypes. But children with those same genotypes from a high-income home would actually fare better economically as young adults than their brother or sister.

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Public Event to Address Childhood Poverty and Education Outcomes March 23 in Detroit

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Dr. Charles Payne, an expert in urban education and school reform, social inequality, social change and modern African American history, will deliver a public lecture titled “The Limits of Schooling, The Power of Poverty,” as part of the American Educational Research Association’s Centennial Lecture Series. The event is free, open to the public, and includes an informal buffet reception.

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Extreme Views, Game Theory, Soda Tax, ACA Repeal, and More in the U.S. Politics News Source

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Economic Disparities a Growing Concern for Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment

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The most recent global cancer data from the WHO highlights the growing differences in mortality rate among regions of the world bearing very different economic circumstances.

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Census of Homeless Youth, Young Adults Underway in 17 MD Jurisdictions

UMB's Institute for Innovation & Implementation coordinates effort to improve outcomes and resources for youths experiencing homelessness.







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