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Newswise: Study Finds Disparity in Critical Care Deaths Between Non-Minority and Minority Hospitals
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Study Finds Disparity in Critical Care Deaths Between Non-Minority and Minority Hospitals

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

While deaths steadily declined over a decade in intensive care units at hospitals with few minority patients, in ICUs with large numbers of minority patients, there was less improvement, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

Channels: Healthcare, Poverty, Race and Ethnicity, All Journal News,

Released:
14-Jan-2020 4:00 PM EST
Newswise: Sepsis Associated with 1 in 5 Deaths Globally, Double Previous Estimate
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    16-Jan-2020 12:05 PM EST

Sepsis Associated with 1 in 5 Deaths Globally, Double Previous Estimate

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Twice as many people as previously believed are dying of sepsis worldwide, according to an analysis published today in The Lancet and announced at the Critical Care Reviews annual meeting in Belfast. Among them are a disproportionately high number of children in poor areas.

Channels: Children's Health, Healthcare, Infectious Diseases, Poverty, Public Health, All Journal News, Grant Funded News, Staff Picks,

Released:
14-Jan-2020 8:00 AM EST
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Newswise: UTEP Receives $1M to Develop System to Increase Number of Students Who Pursue Graduate Engineering Studies

UTEP Receives $1M to Develop System to Increase Number of Students Who Pursue Graduate Engineering Studies

University of Texas at El Paso

The University of Texas at El Paso’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Department was awarded $1 million from the National Science Foundation to help low-income, academically talented undergraduate students in engineering successfully advance to graduate studies.

Channels: Back to School, Education, Engineering, Mathematics, Poverty, STEM Education, Grant Funded News,

Released:
14-Jan-2020 3:55 PM EST
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Education

Newswise: Public health experts awarded funds to ‘get out the count’ for 2020 census

Public health experts awarded funds to ‘get out the count’ for 2020 census

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

To make sure historically undercounted populations along the Texas-Mexico border are included in the 2020 census, faculty at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) are joining forces with the U.S. Census Bureau, community health workers, and local organizations to launch a collaborative campaign in the El Paso region.

Channels: Healthcare, Mental Health, Poverty, Public Health, Race and Ethnicity, Immigration, Grant Funded News, Mexico News,

Released:
14-Jan-2020 2:05 PM EST
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Overdose rates are higher, but opioid addiction care is harder to find, in Medicaid work requirement states, study finds

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Low-income people with addiction, especially those with addiction to opioids, may find it hard to access the kind of care they need to recover no matter where they live, a new study suggests. But treatment for opioid problems is especially scarce in states that may drop people from their Medicaid health insurance rolls -- unless they can show that they’re working, in school, have a disability or are medically frail or receiving treatment for substance use disorder.

Channels: Addiction, Drugs and Drug Abuse, Government/Law, Healthcare, Poverty, Substance Abuse, All Journal News, Grant Funded News,

Released:
9-Jan-2020 3:50 PM EST
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Newswise: Less Severe Cases of Diarrheal Illness Can Still Lead to Child Deaths, Research Shows

Less Severe Cases of Diarrheal Illness Can Still Lead to Child Deaths, Research Shows

University of Maryland School of Medicine

Diarrheal diseases are a leading cause of death for young children, accounting for nine percent of all deaths worldwide in children under five years of age, with most occurring in children under two years of age. Now, researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) found that even milder cases of diarrheal diseases can lead to death in young children.

Channels: Children's Health, Food and Water Safety, Healthcare, Infectious Diseases, Nutrition, Pharmaceuticals, Poverty, Race and Ethnicity, Vaccines, All Journal News,

Released:
9-Jan-2020 12:25 PM EST
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Many in LA jails could be diverted into mental health treatment

RAND Corporation

More than 3,300 people in the mental health population of the Los Angeles County jail are appropriate candidates for diversion into programs where they would receive community-based clinical services rather than incarceration, according to a new RAND Corporation study.

Channels: Addiction, Behavioral Science, Mental Health, Poverty, Psychology and Psychiatry, Public Health, Local - California, Local - LA Metro,

Released:
8-Jan-2020 12:40 PM EST
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Newswise: A Strategy to Help Solve the College Conundrum

A Strategy to Help Solve the College Conundrum

CFES Brilliant Pathways

While young people today need college more than ever, college attendance across the country has dropped in each of the last nine years. As enrollment declines threaten the survival of more than a third of our nation’s colleges, and as communities face economic decline because they’re short on college-educated workers, a solution lies within our grasp.

Channels: All Journal News, Education, Government/Law, Poverty,

Released:
18-Dec-2019 3:10 PM EST
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Education

Deprivation strongly linked to hospital admissions

University of Cambridge

People who live in areas of higher than average deprivation are more likely to be admitted to hospital and to spend longer in hospital, according to new research from the University of Cambridge.

Channels: All Journal News, Healthcare, Poverty, Public Health,

Released:
18-Dec-2019 12:05 PM EST
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In global south, urban sanitation crisis harms health, economy

Cornell University

Researchers spent a year examining 15 cities in the global south, and found that 62% of sewage and fecal sludge is unsafely managed. Their findings are detailed in a report from the World Resources Institute/Ross Center for Sustainable Cities.

Channels: All Journal News, Economics, Environmental Health, Environmental Science, Poverty,

Released:
18-Dec-2019 11:40 AM EST
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