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MSU Anthropology Professor Looks to the Past to Understand Modern Disease Transmission

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A fascination with skeletons and the clues they provide about those who lived in the past led Molly Zuckerman to pursue a career in anthropology. Now an associate professor in Mississippi State University’s Department of Anthropology and Middle Eastern Cultures, Zuckerman is using lessons from ancient skeletal remains to guide insight into the spread of diseases today.

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Multi-Million Pound Grant Awarded to Improve World Slum Healthcare

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The University of Warwick is to receive more than £5million to find better ways of delivering healthcare to some of the world’s poorest people.

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Baylor Professor Urges Surgeon General to Improve Public Health by Fighting Poverty

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Jeff Levin, Ph.D., M.P.H., University Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health and professor of medical humanities at Baylor University, wants the nation’s next surgeon general to spread awareness of the harmful impact of poverty on the nation’s health. His article “An Antipoverty Agenda for Public Health: Background and Recommendations” was published recently in Public Health Reports, the official journal of the U.S. Public Health Service.

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Kenan Charitable Trust Awards $1.5 Million to UNC Health Affairs Schools

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The William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust has awarded the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill $1.5 million to establish interprofessional clinical experiences for health professions students in rural areas of the state, launching the UNC Rural Interprofessional Health Initiative (RIPHI).

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Study: Climate Change Damages US Economy, Increases Inequality

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Unmitigated climate change will make the United States poorer and more unequal, according to a new study published today in the journal Science. The poorest third of counties could sustain economic damages costing as much as 20 percent of their income if warming proceeds unabated. States in the South and lower Midwest, which tend to be poor and hot already, will lose the most, with economic opportunity traveling northward and westward. Colder and richer counties along the northern border and in the Rockies could benefit the most as health, agriculture and energy costs are projected to improve.

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Most Families in Low-Income Countries Lack Soap at Home, Study Finds

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Inequity is evident globally, with less than 1 percent of households in Ethiopia and 96.4 percent in Serbia having access to soap and water for handwashing.

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Nearly Homeless at 18, a Young Woman Finds Help From a Youth Villages Mentor

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After more than 30 foster homes, Terrenika ages out of care with support from her Youth Villages mentor and YVLifeSet.

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I Can Hear You Now: Clinic Provides Free Hearing AIDS for Low-Income Adults

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An intervention at a free clinic that included comprehensive care for hearing was able to provide recycled, donated hearing aids to low-income adults, according to a study published by JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.

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UC Blum Federation Releases Discovering Solutions for Global Wellbeing

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The UC Blum Federation has released a compendium of research working toward reducing poverty and improving health for all populations.







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