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27-Nov-2023 1:00 AM EST
Pioneering study shows schools are providing ‘fourth emergency service’ feeding families in desperate need
University of Bristol

New research has exposed how food charity in schools is becoming mainstreamed across England amidst the cost-of-living crisis, welfare cutbacks, and entrenched poverty.

Released: 21-Nov-2023 3:45 PM EST
It's not over until it's over. Keep up with the latest COVID research in the Coronavirus channel.

Stay informed! Keep up with the latest research on the COVID-19 virus in the Coronavirus channel on Newswise.

Released: 15-Nov-2023 11:20 AM EST
From Farm to Newsroom: The Latest Research and Features on Agriculture

The world’s total population is expected to reach 9.9 billion by 2050. This rapid increase in population is boosting the demand for agriculture to cater for the increased demand. Below are some of the latest research and features on agriculture and farming in the Agriculture channel on Newswise.

Released: 30-Oct-2023 8:05 AM EDT
Institute for International Crop Improvement: Early Promise, Long Journey Ahead
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

The challenges facing global food security and the livelihoods of smallholder farmers over the last year may at first appear insurmountable, yet IICI’s vital work continues to advance impactful agricultural innovations where they are needed most.

Released: 24-Oct-2023 1:35 PM EDT
From nanoplastics to airborne toxins: Pollution stories for media.

Read the latest research news on air pollution, nanoplastics, waterborne illnesses and more in the Pollution channel on Newswise.

Released: 16-Oct-2023 11:05 AM EDT
Firearm Exposure Associated With Poorer Health in Communities Around the U.S.
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Gun violence is tied to poverty, unemployment, broken families, disengaged youth and racial segregation, according to a study by the New Jersey Gun Violence Research Center at Rutgers.

Released: 28-Sep-2023 8:05 AM EDT
Raw material requirements for reducing global poverty calculated for the first time
Albert Ludwigs Universität Freiburg

1.2 billion people live in poverty. To lift them out of it, an average of about six tons of raw materials are needed per person and year – in particular minerals, fossil fuels, biomass and metal ores.

Released: 27-Sep-2023 12:50 PM EDT
Stay informed on women's health issues in the Women's Health channel

Below are some of the latest headlines in the Women's Health channel on Newswise.

Newswise: Many Appalachian Teens Feel Lack of Control over College Access, Study Suggests
Released: 27-Sep-2023 8:05 AM EDT
Many Appalachian Teens Feel Lack of Control over College Access, Study Suggests
American Counseling Association

High school students in poor Appalachian areas face several obstacles in attaining a college education. One of those impediments may be their own sense of powerlessness over their academic futures, according to new research.

Released: 25-Sep-2023 11:05 AM EDT
National Academies report identifies ways to reduce intergenerational poverty in US
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., Sept. 25, 2023 — A report released Thursday, Sept. 21, by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine identifies evidence-based programs and policies, such as increased K-12 spending for school districts serving low-income students, to combat intergenerational poverty in the United States.

Released: 20-Sep-2023 10:05 AM EDT
Safer Neighborhoods May Mitigate Risk of Child Abuse
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Improving the built environment and expanding housing services in low-incoming communities are protective factors against child abuse, Rutgers study finds.

12-Sep-2023 12:10 PM EDT
Living in a disadvantaged neighborhood affects food choices, weight gain and the microstructure of the brain
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

A new study finds poor quality of available foods, increased intake of calories from foods high in trans-fatty acids, and environments that do not foster physical activity, disrupt the flexibility of information processing in the brain that is involved in reward, emotion regulation, and cognition.

Released: 7-Sep-2023 9:00 AM EDT
What the wealthy consider 'fair' may not be equal to others
University of Michigan

Wealthy Americans have distinct preferences regarding fairness, with a greater willingness to accept inequalities relative to the general public, according to a new University of Michigan study.

Released: 29-Aug-2023 8:05 AM EDT
Extreme weather events linked to increased child marriage
Ohio State University

Among the negative impacts of extreme weather events around the world is one that most people may not think of: an increase in child marriages.

Released: 18-Aug-2023 3:20 PM EDT
UCI-OC Poll finds homelessness, affordable housing top resident concerns
University of California, Irvine

More than 100 policymakers, community leaders and researchers met on campus Thursday to craft solutions for Orange County’s top concerns: homelessness and the lack of affordable housing in the county.

Released: 16-Aug-2023 1:10 PM EDT
Racism, Poverty, and Illiteracy Increase the Risk of Contracting and Succumbing to AIDS in Brazil
Barcelona Institute for Global Health, ISGlobal

Social determinants of health —the social conditions in which people grow up, live and work— can influence the risk of contracting AIDS and the mortality associated with the disease.

Released: 14-Aug-2023 1:05 PM EDT
New research offers solutions to improve drinking water access in developing countries
University of Notre Dame

New research from Alfonso Pedraza-Martinez, Professor of IT, Analytics and Operations in the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, examines the critical problem of drinking water access in rural areas of developing countries and recommends optimal locations to build new water projects.

Newswise: Op-Ed: We can and will do better for Kentucky’s kids
Released: 11-Aug-2023 10:20 AM EDT
Op-Ed: We can and will do better for Kentucky’s kids
University of Kentucky

Scottie B. Day, M.D., is the Physician-in-Chief at Kentucky Children’s Hospital and chair of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics.

Newswise: Community health program boosts child vaccinations in remote areas of Madagascar
Released: 10-Aug-2023 3:45 PM EDT
Community health program boosts child vaccinations in remote areas of Madagascar
College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Madagascar is one of the poorest countries in the world and access to health care is limited for many people. A new study from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign examines the effectiveness of a health intervention program that enlists community-based health workers to promote child vaccination uptake.

Released: 10-Aug-2023 3:35 PM EDT
Poverty alleviation breakthrough: How a switch to a 'growth mindset' empowers entrepreneurs in developing nations
Brigham Young University

Although millions are spent each year on entrepreneurship training that is intended to help alleviate poverty and elevate the quality of life of entrepreneurs in developing nations, these programs often fail to make an impact.

Released: 10-Aug-2023 11:05 AM EDT
"Get back to where you once belonged!" Back-to-School stories for media

It's that time of year again. For media working on stories about the seasonal return to school, here are the latest features and experts in the Back-To-School channel on Newswise.

Newswise: Support Grows For No-Strings-Attached Cash For Families To Prevent Foster Care Removals
Released: 8-Aug-2023 12:25 PM EDT
Support Grows For No-Strings-Attached Cash For Families To Prevent Foster Care Removals
School of Social Work, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Enthusiasm is growing for programs that provide guaranteed cash support for low-income families as a means to prevent foster care removals and decrease child maltreatment. Recent initiatives in California and New York have demonstrated promising results, and researchers like Will Schneider, a social work assistant professor at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, are actively exploring the potential of cash transfers in the child welfare field.

31-Jul-2023 12:55 PM EDT
Study Finds Black People Less Likely to Be Seen at Memory Clinic Than White People
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Black people and people living in less affluent neighborhoods—areas with higher poverty levels and fewer educational and employment opportunities— may be less likely to be seen at a memory care clinic compared to white people and people living in neighborhoods with fewer disadvantages, according to new research published in the August 2, 2023, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Newswise: UAH researcher to study life expectancy inequities in Alabama through $25K Johns Hopkins Bloomberg American Health Initiatives grant
Released: 1-Aug-2023 4:05 PM EDT
UAH researcher to study life expectancy inequities in Alabama through $25K Johns Hopkins Bloomberg American Health Initiatives grant
University of Alabama Huntsville

Dr. Azita Amiri, an associate professor with the College of Nursing at the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), a part of the University of Alabama System, has been awarded a $25,000 Network of Practice Grant by the Bloomberg American Health Initiatives, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, to examine life expectancy inequities in Alabama.

Released: 1-Aug-2023 3:20 PM EDT
Where Black adolescents live affects their mental health
George Mason University

It’s easy to imagine that growing up in a neighborhood with safe and clean parks, little to no discrimination, and where people are not struggling financially makes for a lower-stress childhood.

Released: 1-Aug-2023 1:40 PM EDT
Nuisance vegetation removal in Senegalese waterways reduces the overall prevalence of parasitic infections and increases local food production
University of California, Santa Barbara

It’s an elegant solution: Remove the habitat of a parasite-carrying aquatic snail and reduce the level of infection in the local community; all while generating more feed and compost for local farmers.

Newswise: Study Uncovers Barriers to Mammography Screening Among Black Women
Released: 31-Jul-2023 8:30 AM EDT
Study Uncovers Barriers to Mammography Screening Among Black Women
Florida Atlantic University

The study finds utilization of annual screening mammograms suboptimal among low-income Black women with several reported perceived and actual barriers. Most had a low breast cancer risk perception. Interestingly, participants perceived mammograms as very beneficial: 80 percent believed that ‘if breast cancer is found early, it’s likely that the cancer can be successfully treated;’ 90 percent indicated that ‘having a mammogram could help find breast cancer when it is first getting started.’

Released: 25-Jul-2023 7:15 AM EDT
Dogs provide critical support for homeless people, study finds
University of Bristol

Homeless people and their dogs have a mutually beneficial relationship, with the dogs providing critical support for their owners’ emotional and mental health while owners make every effort to protect the dog and meet their welfare needs, new research has found.

21-Jul-2023 11:00 AM EDT
Risk of Forced Labor Is Widespread in U.S. Food Supply, Study Finds
Tufts University

In a study researchers at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University and the University of Nottingham Rights Lab calculated the risk of forced labor across all aspects of the U.S. food supply, excluding seafood. (For a copy of the full research study, please contact [email protected])

Newswise: IU-led collaboration providing housing for pregnant women with housing insecurity
Released: 24-Jul-2023 10:40 AM EDT
IU-led collaboration providing housing for pregnant women with housing insecurity
Indiana University

An Indiana University School of Medicine-led program is helping provide housing for pregnant women who are housing insecure or homeless. Housing insecurity, eviction and/or poor housing quality increase the risk of a poor birth outcome for the mother and baby.

Released: 20-Jul-2023 12:30 PM EDT
Tell us how you really feel -- keep up with the latest research in Psychology and Psychiatry

The latest research in psychology and psychiatry on Newswise.

Released: 17-Jul-2023 12:55 PM EDT
Inequality and COVID-19: Barcelona's poorest districts were the most affected by school confinement during the pandemic
Universidad De Barcelona

The COVID-19 pandemic hit the educational systems. It is estimated that approximately 1.6 billion children worldwide were affected by school closures, which had a major impact on their learning.

Released: 14-Jul-2023 2:05 PM EDT
China's extreme poverty rate increased under capitalist reforms
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

It is widely believed that China’s socialist economy had relatively high rates of extreme poverty, while the capitalist reforms of the 1980s and 1990s delivered rapid progress, with extreme poverty declining from 88% in 1981 to zero by 2018.

Newswise: Targeted prevention helps stop homelessness before it starts
Released: 13-Jul-2023 10:55 AM EDT
Targeted prevention helps stop homelessness before it starts
University of Notre Dame

Homelessness has become an increasingly worrisome crisis in our nation over the past several years, but a new study from the University of Notre Dame shows that efforts to prevent homelessness work.

Released: 5-Jul-2023 3:05 PM EDT
As the Older Americans Act Nears 60, Ageism Remains Pervasive
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Emily A. Greenfield is an expert within a growing movement to transform societal contexts for aging, including efforts to modernize the Older Americans Act.

Released: 3-Jul-2023 4:05 PM EDT
Preventing stroke disability in a community with high rate of poverty
Northwestern University

The use of thrombolysis, medications to break up blood clots, for acute ischemic stroke reduces post-stroke disability, but it is underutilized.

Released: 30-Jun-2023 2:05 PM EDT
Find the latest expert commentary on the recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions here

Newswise offers a roundup of the latest expert commentary on the recent decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court.

26-Jun-2023 4:05 PM EDT
Poverty negatively impacts structural wiring in children’s brains, study indicates
Washington University in St. Louis

A study by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis reveals that household and community poverty may influence brain health in children. Childhood obesity and lower cognitive function may explain, at least partially, poverty’s influence on the brain.

Newswise: Addressing Health in Areas Characterized by Persistent Poverty
Released: 26-Jun-2023 5:05 PM EDT
Addressing Health in Areas Characterized by Persistent Poverty
University of Utah Health

Center for HOPE and Montana State University's Center for American Indian and Rural Heath Equity collaborate on cancer research in areas with persistent poverty, funded by the National Cancer Institute.

21-Jun-2023 6:50 PM EDT
The expanded Child Tax Credit led to improved health and nutrition among adults
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Monthly cash payments to eligible families under the temporary pandemic-era expansion of the federal Child Tax Credit led to better adult health and food security, new UCLA-led research suggests.

Newswise: When local economic inequality is high, the rich tend to be more generous
7-Jun-2023 12:10 PM EDT
When local economic inequality is high, the rich tend to be more generous

Rich individuals living in communities with greater levels of economic inequality tend to be more generous with charitable giving and prosocial behaviors, according to a study published June 14, 2023 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Joel H. Suss from the London School of Economics & Political Science and Bank of England, UK.

Released: 14-Jun-2023 1:15 PM EDT
The heat is on! Don't panic. Get the latest news on heat waves and the dangers of heat in the Extreme Heat channel

As we enter the summer months in the Northern Hemisphere and the possibility of extreme heat becomes more common, it’s important to stay up-to-date on the science of heat waves and take measures to protect ourselves from this growing public health threat.

Released: 9-Jun-2023 1:35 PM EDT
Shed those pounds while digesting all these weight-loss research headlines from the Weight Loss channel

As more families consider bariatric surgery a viable option to treat their child’s obesity, it is important to stay up-to-date on the latest research on weight loss. You can find the latest research on bariatric surgery and other weight loss options in the Weight Loss channel on Newswise, where journalists can find story ideas on this trending topic.

Released: 8-Jun-2023 11:05 AM EDT
Public Guaranteed Child Support Programs May Help Reduce Poverty Worldwide
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers-led study calls for public guaranteed child support programs as the rate of single-mother families increases and the instability and precariousness of labor markets continues impacting single mothers’ earnings and nonresident fathers’ ability to pay child support

Newswise: Developing countries need greater recognition for research into UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Released: 6-Jun-2023 9:00 AM EDT
Developing countries need greater recognition for research into UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Digital Science and Research Solutions Ltd

Developing nations need greater visibility, acknowledgement and support for their research into the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to the authors of a major analysis of the past 15 years of worldwide research into SDGs.

Released: 2-Jun-2023 1:55 PM EDT
UK’s poorest children likelier to have less understanding of personal finances, study finds
Taylor & Francis

A new study of 3,745 families from across the UK demonstrates a “sizeable” gap in the financial knowledge of children depending on which socio-economic group they come from.

Released: 31-May-2023 2:05 PM EDT
Debt ceiling blues. Find political experts on the debt negotiations and the presidential bids in the Politics channel

President Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy continue negotiations on raising the United States debt ceiling. More contenders enter the Republican presidential nominee run. Get your expert commentary on Politics here.

Released: 23-May-2023 2:45 PM EDT
Privacy protection and other corporate accountability matters in the Business Ethics channel

Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, was fined a record 1.2 billion euros ($1.3 billion) and ordered to stop transferring data collected from Facebook users in Europe to the United States. Find the latest research and expert commentary on privacy issues and controversial business practices in the Business Ethics channel.

Newswise: Conservationists Propose “Global Conservation Basic Income” to Safeguard Biodiversity
Released: 18-May-2023 11:40 AM EDT
Conservationists Propose “Global Conservation Basic Income” to Safeguard Biodiversity
Wildlife Conservation Society

A team of conservationists led by the Wildlife Conservation Society say that providing a “Conservation Basic Income” (CBI) – of $5.50 per day to all residents of protected areas in low- and middle-income countries would cost less than annual subsidies given to fossil fuels.