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Bill And Melinda Gates Foundation, Data Visualization, Health, childhood growth

Rensselaer Data Project Addresses Childhood Stunting in Developing Nations

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Support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will lead to interactive data visualization platform

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Neal Fedarko, Peter M. Abadir, Peter Abadir, Autoantibody, Blood, Angiotensin

New Link Discovered Between Class of Rogue Autoantibodies and Poor Health Outcomes

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Results of a new study led by Johns Hopkins researchers offer new evidence for a strong link between angiotensin receptor autoantibodies and increased risk of frailty. In a report on the work, published online in the journal Circulation on Nov. 30, the team says a large class of common blood pressure drugs that target the angiotensin receptor, called angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), may help patients depending on the levels of the autoantibodies.

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Housing, Subsidized Housing, Public Housing, Academic Achievement, Poverty, Education

Subsidized Housing Works Better for Some Kids Than Others

Living in subsidized housing seems to give a boost to children with high standardized test scores and few behavior problems, but it has the opposite effect on students who score poorly and have behavioral issues, a new study finds.

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Poverty, poverty and health, Brain Development In Children

Prevention Program Safeguards Children’s Brains From Effects of Poverty, Says UGA Study

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A University of Georgia research team has shown for the first time that participation in a prevention program known as the Strong African American Families Program, which enhances supportive parenting and strengthens family relationships, removes the effects of poverty on brain development.

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Homeless, help for homeless, Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, Soles for Souls

Doctors with Sole

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This Wednesday, Nov. 30, Drs. Simon Lee, Johnny Lin and Kamran Hamid, foot and ankle surgeons at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, and a group of residents, physician assistants and medical students from Rush University Medical Center, will give shoes, socks and medical care to homeless men and women at a shelter on Chicago’s west side.

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Economy, Poverty, Great Recession, Deprivation, Georgia Tech, poverty studies, Health, Education, Standard of Living, Housing

Poverty Should Be Measured by More Than Income

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Georgia Tech Economist Shatakshee Dhgonde’s research reveals there are multiple dimensions of deprivation, and those dimensions can impact a person’s sense of financial security. She specifically cites six measures as being a more accurate assessment of a person’s financial condition than income alone.

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Vaccine, Typhoid, typhoid fever, Gates Foundation, Developing World, Poverty, Urban

International Consortium Receives $36.9 Million Grant to Fight Typhoid

Typhoid fever remains a serious global problem: it kills almost a quarter of a million people annually. To help promote typhoid vaccines, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has given a $36.9 million grant to the University of Maryland School of Medicine Center for Vaccine Development (CVD). The project is a partnership with the Oxford Vaccine Group and PATH.

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Civic Engagement, Youth, Income Inequality

The Kids Are Alright: Youth Are Civically Engaged, Despite Income Inequality

Income inequality is linked with greater civic engagement among youth, particularly among youth of color and those of lower socioeconomic status, finds a study by NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

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NYU, NYU Dentistry, HRSA, Underserved Populations, Growing Success

NYU Dentistry’s Dr. Courtney Chinn Awarded $1.3M HRSA Grant to Establish Growing Success, a Novel Faculty Development Program Designed to Expand Dental Access for Underserved Populations

Courtney H. Chinn, DDS, MPH, clinical associate professor of pediatric dentistry and director of the postgraduate program in pediatric dentistry at the NYU College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry), has received a five-year, $1.3 million award from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to establish Growing Faculty Success in Community-based Educational Settings (Growing Success).

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Plastic Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery, Cleft Palate, Cleft Palate Repair

In Low- to Middle-Income Countries, Barriers to Cleft Lip and Palate Surgery Persist

Charitable organizations perform more than 80 percent of cleft lip and cleft palate surgeries in Vietnam—reflecting the complex and persistent barriers to surgical care in low- to middle-income countries (LMICs), according to a study in the November issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

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Hunger awareness, hunger in America, USDA, Baylor University, Research, feeding america, Food Insecurity, Food Security

Hunger Expert Discusses USDA Report Showing Significant Drop in Household Food Insecurity

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The USDA recently released its report, “Household Food Insecurity in the United States in 2015,” which shows a significant decline in the national food-insecurity rate, from 14 percent to 12.7 percent in one year. In this Q&A, Jeremy Everett, director of Baylor University’s Texas Hunger Initiative discusses the report, food insecurity in the nation and in Texas, and which campaigns and efforts are working to reduce the number of people going without meals.

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Book, develolping nations, Rural Communities, Marketing, Developing Countries

The Untapped Market: New Book From UT Austin Professor Says Focus on Consumers in Developing Countries

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Professor Vijay Mahajan at The University of Texas at Austin has released a new book titled “Rise of Rural Consumers in Developing Countries,” which highlights the expanding consumer power of rural markets worldwide.

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Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Mount Sinai Health System, Arnhold Institute for Global Health, Dimagi, DigitalGlobe

Mount Sinai’s Arnhold Institute for Global Health Partners with DigitalGlobe to Better Map World’s Most Underserved Populations

Partnership Aims to Advance New Frontier in Risk Assessment for Global Health and Security

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UF/IFAS CALS Students, Faculty Host Stop Hunger Now on Nov. 4 to Feed International Communities in Need

Nearly 800 million people globally do not receive the necessary amount of food to survive, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. This is why the University of Florida College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) has continued its partnership with Stop Hunger Now to package meals for families in need. The event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 4

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BBI Receives $6.2 Million Award from U.S. Department of Health & Human Services for Southeast ADA Center

The Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) has been awarded a five year, $6.23 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), Administration on Community Living (ACL), National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) for the Southeast Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Center.

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Conference on “the Global Migration Crisis” to Examine Impact of Refugees on Rich & Poor Nations–Oct. 20 at NYU

New York University will host “The Global Migration Crisis,” a conference that will consider the impact of migrants and refugees on Europe and North America and on the poor countries of origin, on Thurs., Oct. 20, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Low Socio-Economic Status, Fear of Abandonment Early in Life Can Lead to Poor Adult Health

Low socio-economic status and fear of abandonment early in life can lead to poor health in adulthood, regardless of adult socio-economic status, according to a new study from psychologists at Rice University.

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Homeless, incarcerated women, angela house, UTHealth , uthealth school of public health, Wellness, Recidivism

Angela House Receives Grant to Assess Program for Formerly Incarcerated Women

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Angela House, in collaboration with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and Healthcare for the Homeless – Houston (HHH), has received a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to evaluate a holistic health care program for formerly incarcerated women.

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Megacities, Megacity, Bangladesh, Bangladeshi, Groundwater, groundwater contaminants, groundwater depletion, Water, Water Resources, Geology

Water Crisis in Bangladesh

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Study: Overpumping of groundwater to supply one of the planet’s largest cities could be jeopardizing the future water supply for citizens living outside the city center.

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Food Insecurity, child hunger, Child Welfare, Hunger, poverty and health, Poverty, Immigrant, Immigration enforcement, Immigration enforcement program, Immigration Expert, Immigration and Health , Health Outcomes, health outcomes research, Immigration Policy, Deportation

Deportation Risk Increases Food Insecurity

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Researchers from the University of Missouri have found that local immigration enforcement policies that seek to apprehend and deport adults, can increase food insecurity risks for Mexican non-citizen households with children. Stephanie Potochnick, assistant professor in the Truman School of Public Affairs, says that any immigration policy that seeks to deport adults must have support systems, such as access to food stamps, in place to help improve outcomes for the children left behind.







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