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New Web Tool to Measure Subjective Impressions of Urban Environments
In the latest issue of the journal PLoS One, MIT's Media Lab researchers affords a new online tool that they hope will help social scientists take a more closer look at emotional responses of urban...more



Home-Delivered Meals for Seniors Mean States Could Save Money
According to a new study from the Brown University public health researchers, if every state in the US has expanded the number of seniors getting meals by just 1 percent, more than a thousand...more

Risks of Student Cyberbullying
In a soon-to-be published report in the International Journal of Social Media and Interactive Learning Environments, a survey of middle and high school student attitudes to cyberbullying and online...more

Final Report: New Markets Tax Credit Program Evaluation
The Urban Institute released the final report on the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) program. The New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) program supports investment in low-income areas by offering tax...more

Technology, Teen Dating Violence and Abuse, Bullying
In Urban Institute's July 2013 final report about the types of violence and abuse experiences youth have via technology, more than a quarter of youth in a relationship said they experienced some...more

Schools Address Student Homelessness
Homelessness is increasing in schools with school officials are counting higher percentages of homeless children among their student body. According to Jake Murray is the director of the Aspire...more

High Cost of Childhood Food Allergies Create Economic Burden on Families and Society
In a recent report published by JAMA Pediatrics supported by Food Allergy Research Education, cost of childhood food allergies was calculated at nearly $25 billion annually. This suggests that...more

Kids Whose Parents Use a Personal Health Record More Likely to Attend Well-Child Visits
According to a Kaiser Permanente study published today in The Journal of Pediatrics, kids whose parents used a personal health record were more likely to attend six or more of the nationally...more

US Ranks Below Industrialized Countries in Health Care Spending Efficiency
The UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and McGill University in Montreal conducted a study that reveals United States health care system ranks 22nd out of 27 industrialized nations when examined...more




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