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Go here for the latest political experts, features and research in U.S. Politics

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Kids in Tough Neighborhoods Face Joblessness, Lower Income as Adults

ITHACA, N.Y. – A new Cornell University study shows a child’s neighborhood impacts his or her economic well-being into adulthood.

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Closing the Rural Health Gap: Media Update from RWJF and Partners on Rural Health Disparities

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Rural counties continue to rank lowest among counties across the U.S., in terms of health outcomes. A group of national organizations including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National 4-H Council are leading the way to close the rural health gap.

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Early Childhood Adversities Linked to Health Problems in Tweens, Teens

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified a pathway in the brain that seems to connect exposure to adverse experiences during early childhood with depression and problems with physical health in teens and preteens.

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Public Health Study Reveals Shortcomings Among CMS Elementary Students

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Public Health Sciences Professor Beth Racine and a team of scholars evaluated the outcomes of Achieve 225, a program designed to promote physical activity and nutrition in schools.

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Choosing Between Work and Breastfeeding in Haiti

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New mothers in poor urban communities may feel the necessity to work and have a measure of food security rather than trying to find the time and ability for exclusive breastfeeding, a health issue that could be rectified with social support, researchers from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis found in a study in Haiti.

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Renowned Economists Launch Global Poverty Research Lab

Northwestern University’s Buffett Institute has launched the Global Poverty Research Lab, a collaborative research center that uses empirical evidence to address the challenges of overcoming poverty and to improve well-being in the developing world.

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Longer-Term View Adds Context to Census Poverty Data

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Researchers Find Sharp Decline in Poverty in the US Despite Report From Census Bureau

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This year’s report estimates poverty in the U.S. to be 12.7 percent for 2016, which is very close to the rate in 1980, suggesting little progress or change in the fight against poverty.

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​Segregation’s Unexpected Link with Black Health in History

Racial housing segregation had some unexpected relationships with how long both blacks and whites lived historically in the United States, a new study suggests.







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