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Groundbreaking Report to Tackle Malnutrition
A leading-edge report spearheaded by The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science at the New York Academy of Sciences prompts collaborative efforts among more than 50 nutrition experts, along with...more



Determining Number of Homeless Youth a Major Concern in Victoria
The Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness released a report stating that youth homelessness is a growing concern in the region. The biggest challenge is determining the number of homeless...more

Problem-Solving Education May Curtail Parental Stress Post-ASD Diagnosis
According to a study led by Emily Feinberg, CPNP, Sc.D., of Boston University School of Public Health, and colleagues, problem-solving education (PSE) may scale down parental stress and depressive...more

New Study Shows Products Can Act As Emotional Attachment in a Fearful Situation
According to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, brands can provide emotional attachment when a person-to-person support system is not available in a fearful situation. The authors of...more

This Tree Branch-Based Water Filter Could Quench Your Thirst
MIT researchers have successfully experimented on a simple, tree branch-based water filter that may just provide an inexpensive solution for clean drinking water in the developing world. This...more

Homeless School-Age Children Hits Record High
In a recent census, 1.1 million children are at an increased risk of falling behind, dropping out and joining either the criminal justice system or the welfare system by being homeless. The...more

Asian Community as Least Segregated Minority Group in US
In a new study released by the US2010 Project at Brown University, Asians are found to be the least segregated minority group in the U.S. The findings show that every Asian nationality - Chinese,...more

Homeownership and Rent Subsidies: Do They Give Protection from Material Privations?
An Urban Institute research notes how homeownership and rent subsidies give protection to individuals from experiencing material hardships. The Survey of Income and Program Participation as...more

Characteristics of Families Served by the Child Support Program
A report, "Characteristics of Families Served by the Child Support (IV-D) Program: 2010 Census Survey Results," uses the latest data gathered by the US Census Bureau to describe custodial families...more

Where One Lives Plays Key Role in Determining Obesity and Life Satisfaction
In the "Obesity (Sometimes) Matters: The Importance of Context in the Relationship between Obesity and Life Satisfaction", the study suggests how one compares weight-wise in his or her community...more




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