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Excess Deaths of British Children: Relative Poverty or Lack of Healthcare Funding?

New research from Bournemouth University has found that the UK has the fourth highest child mortality rate, third worst relative poverty and lowest funded health care in the Western world.

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Rich Countries are Failing the Most Vulnerable, Says New Report by OECD

Donor countries are sending more than half of their aid to countries marked by conflict, but they are not keeping their promises to promote peace and build state institutions, according to a new report authored by NYU's Center on International Cooperation for the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.

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Youth Suicide Rate in Rural Areas Is Nearly Double the Rate in Cities

The adolescent and young-adult suicide rate in the United States was almost twice as high in rural settings than in urban areas between 1996 and 2010, and new research suggests that the gap appears to be widening.

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Stigma of Mental Illness in India Linked to Poverty

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The stigma surrounding people with severe mental illness in India leads to increased poverty among them, especially women, according to new research led by Jean-Francois Trani, PhD, assistant professor at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.

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Impact of a Supermarket on Children’s Diets

Locating full-service supermarkets within neighborhoods considered to be “food deserts” may not result in healthful dietary habits or reductions in childhood obesity -- at least in the short term, according to a new study by NYU Langone Medical Center researchers in the February 26th online edition of the journal Public Health Nutrition.

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Loyola Students and Staff to Participate in Poverty Simulation

Loyola University Chicago Health Sciences students, faculty and staff will participate in simulations to help them better understand what it is like to live in poverty. The simulations will take place on Saturday, Feb. 7, from 9 am to noon at St. Eulalia’s Church at 1851 S. 9th Ave. in Maywood and on Tuesday, Feb. 10, from 6 to 9 pm in Mundelein Auditorium located at 1020 W. Sheridan Road on Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus.

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Parents’ Reliance on Welfare Leads to More Welfare Use by Their Children, Study Finds

In a new study published recently in the Quarterly Journal of Economics, Mogstad and his co-authors at University of California, San Diego, and the University of Bergen in Norway investigated family welfare cultures in the context of Norway’s Disability Insurance System. From 14,722 parent-child observations, they have found strong empirical evidence that reliance on welfare in one generation is likely to cause greater welfare use in the next generation.

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Berkeley Lab’s List of Top 50 Game-Changing Technologies for Defeating Global Poverty

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The aim of the 50 Breakthroughs study is to give philanthropies, aid agencies, businesses, and technologists a blueprint for where to invest their resources to achieve the highest impact.

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Students Attending Summer Learning Programs Returned to School in the Fall with an Advantage in Math

Students attending voluntary, school district-led summer learning programs entered school in the fall with stronger mathematics skills than their peers who did not attend the programs, according to a new RAND Corporation study.

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Homeless, Mentally Ill Women Face a Vicious Cycle in India

An award-winning study has documented how homeless, mentally ill women in India face a vicious cycle: