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U-M research shows how wealth begets educational disparity

University of Michigan

It's no secret that students whose families have more money typically perform better in school than those who come from homes with fewer financial resources.

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15-Nov-2019 3:25 PM EST

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Is opioid treatment available to those who need it most?

Michigan State University

The U.S. opioid epidemic is still raging – it’s particularly pronounced in low-income areas and in those where people lack access to health care services, which includes cities in Michigan and across the Rust Belt. But the effectiveness of efforts to provide treatment and recovery options to those who need it most – that is, in locations with the greatest number of deaths from opioid overdose – has been unclear.

Channels: Addiction, All Journal News, Drugs and Drug Abuse, Poverty, Public Health, Substance Abuse, Local - Michigan,

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14-Nov-2019 2:10 PM EST
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Guarding against a devastating tropical disease

Morgridge Institute for Research

Schistosomiasis is one of the most devastating tropical diseases in the world, second only to malaria in its prevalence. The only treatment currently used is extremely limited in its effectiveness and in who it can help. The Newmark Lab wants to develop something that protects people from being infected in the first place.

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Released:
13-Nov-2019 5:05 PM EST
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Sex workers’ preferences for HIV prevention center on convenience

Ohio State University

Preventing HIV in sex workers is a powerful tool in lowering the worldwide burden of the disease, and a new study could help ensure that high-risk women take advantage of medical safeguards.

Channels: AIDS and HIV, All Journal News, Healthcare, Poverty, Sex and Relationships, Women's Health,

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13-Nov-2019 9:45 AM EST
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Respiratory Groups Call for An End to Preventable Pneumonia Deaths

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

In support of World Pneumonia Day, Nov. 12, the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS), of which the American Thoracic Society is a member, calls for an end to preventable pneumonia deaths, ensuring equitable access to interventions for prevention and control of pneumonia.

Channels: AIDS and HIV, All Journal News, Children's Health, Government/Law, Healthcare, Nutrition, Poverty, Respiratory Diseases and Disorders, Vaccines, Women's Health,

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12-Nov-2019 8:00 AM EST
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Neurosurgery in the Brazilian Amazon Is Possible

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

A Rutgers study presents a model for creating a sustainable neurosurgery programs in poor, remote locations

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Released:
10-Nov-2019 9:05 AM EST
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Newswise: Intended to help human, planetary health, EAT-Lancet diet too costly for 1.6 billion people
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Intended to help human, planetary health, EAT-Lancet diet too costly for 1.6 billion people

Tufts University

A new study estimates that the Eat-Lancet Commission reference diet -- meant to improve both human and planetary health -- would be unaffordable for at least 1.58 billion people, mostly in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. The study is published today in The Lancet Global Health.

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Released:
6-Nov-2019 1:20 PM EST
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