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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



Unmasking the Faces of the Long-Term Unemployed
According to the Urban Institute's recent release, data shows that the long-term unemployed have similarities with workers who are newly unemployed and workers who have become dispirited and dropped...more

Atlanta Works to Put Hundreds of Homeless into Homes
An Atlanta initiative aims to help hundreds of homeless veterans and other chronically homeless people get off the streets and into homes of their own. Atlanta's efforts in tackling homelessness...more

Alarming Spike in Sugary Drink Consumption among Adolescents
A new study, "Still Bubbling Over: California Adolescents Drinking More Soda and Other Sugar-Sweetened Beverages," takes a comprehensive look at youth (2- to 17-year-olds) consumption of sugary...more

Disadvantaged Children Participating in Quality Early Childhood Programs Help Prevent Chronic Diseases in Adulthood
According to a new study, children who are disadvantaged but have attended quality early childhood education programs, including healthcare and nutrition, have significantly improved health as...more

New Research Finds Play Promotes Emotional Recovery Among Chronically Ill Children
Laura Nabors, an associate professor of human services in the University of Cincinnati College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services (CECH), will present new research that documents play...more

Marriage Promotion Fails in Lifting Single Moms Out of Poverty
A new report, Promoting Marriage among Single Mothers: An Ineffective Weapon in the War on Poverty? for The Council on Contemporary Families, has indicated that marriage promotion fails in stemming...more

Homeless Youth in the Spotlight
In October, the National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) released an annual census that found that since 2007, the beginning of the global economic recession, the number of homeless youth...more

Examining the Social System of a Trailer Park
According to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, low-income trailer park residents build distinct groups with varying views of morality. The authors of the study observe that these...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






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