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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



Health Concerns among Children Vary in Race and Ethnicity
According to a new University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health, American adults view childhood obesity as the top health concern for children in 2013,...more

Students More Likely to be Bullied at Schools with Anti-Bullying Initiatives
The latest UT Arlington study finds that students attending schools with anti-bullying programs may be more likely to be victims of bullying than children at schools without such...more

Government Shutdown Could Render More Than 23K Families Homeless
If the government shutdown still pushed through at the end of the month, more than 23,000 families could end up being homeless. According to LA County Housing Authority Executive Director Sean...more

Despite Economic Growth Reports, Africa Still Snared in Poverty
According to the largest survey of African citizens, the Afrobarometer, an independent, nonpartisan research project co-founded by Michael Bratton, University Distinguished Professor at MSU, Africa...more

Addressing Childhood Deprivation to Prevent Damaging Health Behaviors
Researchers from UCL (University College London) in a study published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health have found that childhood deprivation promotes damaging health behaviors in...more

The Hospital Costs of Firearm Assaults
According to Urban Institute's latest release, there is an improved attention on U.S. gun violence outcomes. The released report provides an in-depth information on the prevalence and cost of...more

Homelessness Count in America Silently Drops, So Too It Will Quietly Rise Up
There has been a tremendous drop of homelessness in the US. However, despite its quiet descent, there is a possibility that it will also silently go up. Major intervention is needed in order to...more

Homelessness Count in America Silently Drops, So Too It Will Quietly Rise Up
According to a new RAND corporation study, foreign-educated and foreign-born health professionals play an important role in the U.S. health care system. Despite significant representation in the...more

New Study Says Addiction Can\
A new study in Biological Psychiatry finds that once people develop an addiction, they can never completely get over their attraction to the abused substance. Krishna Patel at Institute of...more




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