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Poverty and Child Development, Race and Heart Health, Pot to Treat Pain, and More Top Stories 21 July 2015

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Poverty’s Most Insidious Damage Is to a Child’s Brain

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A new study, published July 20 in JAMA Pediatrics, provides even more compelling evidence that growing up in poverty has detrimental effects on the brain. In an accompanying editorial, child psychiatrist Joan L. Luby, MD, at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, writes that “early childhood interventions to support a nurturing environment for these children must now become our top public health priority for the good of all.”

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New Book Shows Companies How to Lift People out of Extreme Poverty While Also Turn a Profit

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More than a dozen years have passed since Professor Stuart Hart co-authored the landmark paper “The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid.” Two books and major investments followed from corporations looking to capitalize from -- and liberate -- the four billion people living on $8 a day.

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Supreme Court Ruling On Fair Housing Will Help Improve Quality of Life For Low-Income Housing Residents, Expert Says

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Stress in Low-Income Families Can Affect Children’s Learning

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Children living in low-income households who endure family instability and emotionally distant caregivers are at risk of having impaired cognitive abilities according to new research from the University of Rochester.

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More Dialysis Patients Living in Poor Neighborhoods

The percentage of adults beginning kidney dialysis who lived in zip codes with high poverty rates increased from 27.4 percent during the 1995-2004 time period to 34 percent in 2005-2010.

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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

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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.