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Study of Young Adults Aging Out of Foster Care and Juvenile Justice Custody

Study shows boost to positive outcomes for young adults aging out of foster care and the juvenile justice system. A large, rigorous study shows Youth Villages Program increases economic well-being and reduces homelessness for young adults.

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Study Shows Homeless Housing Program Continues to Improve Lives, Save Money

A nationally recognized program to house Charlotte’s chronically homeless continues to help people and save money as it enters its fourth year, according to a UNC Charlotte report.

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Trending Stories Report for 7 May 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: WWII and PTSD, stem cells, cancer, racial segregation, supplements and glaucoma, medical research, cybersecurity, vision research, and physics.

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Trending Stories Report for 29 April 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: lung cancer surgery, childhood obesity, physics, imaging, nutrition, civil unrest in Baltimore, Nepal earthquake.

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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.