Tag: "poverty" at medical news
States taking action to insure nation's 13.3M uninsured young adults
... young adults ages 19-29 are in families below the poverty
level, and 72 percent have incomes below twice the poverty
level). The analysis is based on the latest updated Census Bureau data, and is an update of a May 20...
Vicente Fox Center and RAND launch joint program to find policies to combat poverty
...int research program that will study ways to fight poverty
and aid vulnerable groups in Mexico and Latin America. The signing took place at the Vicente Fox Center of Studies, Library and Museum an organization founded by Fox located near the former presidents ranch in Guanajuato, Mexico. The new research...
Environmental inequality study finds no direct links to segregation, income
...t environmental racial inequality is due solely to poverty
and residential segregation," said Downey, a sociologist. "Instead, it seems likely that the role these factors play in shaping environmental inequality is highly contingent on local conditions." Since the term "environmental racism" was coined i...
Millennium development goals: Are we on track?
...opment Goal One (MDG1): radically reducing extreme poverty
and hunger. The MDGs were developed at the Unit...ve distinct goals: reducing poverty, narrowing the poverty
gap (between richest and poorest), increasing the share of income enjoyed by the poorest families, r...
Columbia dentists to improve oral health in sub-Saharan Africa
...e Millennium Villages, which aims to fight extreme poverty
and related challenges such as disease, hunger and lack of access to water and sanitation though scientifically sound and sustainable interventions. A third of the gift will be devoted to supporting the oral health program. Chronic diseases will so...
Researchers call for investigation into links between khat use and psychiatric disorders
...glect. Crucially, there is also a link between poverty
and widespread misuse of khat. In east Africa, 60 per cent of the population live below the poverty
line, yet sizeable numbers of khat users borrow money to obtain the drug, exacerbating poverty
High-quality child care for poor children found to offset the risk of later depression
...pment. Research has shown a relationship between poverty
in early childhood and an increased risk for menta...ence in the mental health of individuals born into poverty
underscores the importance of investing in high quality early childhood experiences for poor childre...
American College of Physicians commends introduction of Bipartisan Health CARE Act
...g Americans with incomes up to 200% of the federal poverty
level; the tax credit will provide a premium ...ge to those with incomes above 200% of the federal poverty
level. The Health CARE Act differs in philosophy and substance from past, failed reform effort...
ACP enthusiastically supports introduction of Bipartisan Health CARE Act
...erage to all individuals up to 100% of the federal poverty
level would have their increased costs fully subsidized through an increase in the federal matching rate (Federal Medical Assistance Percentages or FMAP). States that guarantee S-CHIP coverage to all eligible children would be exempted from federal ...
Widowhood's economic consequences harshest on minority women
Minority widows are at a particularly high risk of poverty
in late life, according to a report published in the latest issue of The Gerontologist (Vol. 47, No. 2). While the data reveal a substantial financial widowhood penalty among all ethnic groups, minority women often have lower incomes and fewer asse...
UN engages banks to light up rural India; Solar loans, energy access transform life for poor
...ions that are causing climate change to overcoming poverty
and the serious health toll taken by dirty fuels especially on women and children and particularly in the home. In doing so, such projects can help towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals by 2015. "The success of this project should al...
SCHIP has been successful overall, should be expanded says new health care opinion leaders survey
...erage to children under 200 percent of the federal poverty
level was not favorably received, with only 14 percent supporting such a limitation. FUNDING Health care opinion leaders were asked about their attitudes toward the programs funding level, state allocations and structure. SCHIP funding and pro...
Chronic family turmoil and other problems cause physical changes
...n in America who are poor are white and that rural poverty
constitutes greater and more persistent material deprivation than urban poverty."...
Study shows that indigenous people are not genetically prone to diabetes
...low birth weight and other factors associated with poverty
all contribute to the high rate of diabetes among ...eople, diabetes will only be tackled by addressing poverty
and social disadvantage". ...
USC study identifies factors attributed to later stage cancer diagnosis
...ublic transportation, percentage who are below the poverty
level and other measures were correlated with the percentage of cancers diagnosed at a later stage. "Community leaders and health advocates should consider making more of an effort to target non-English speaking communities regarding the importanc...
Teens get needed access to care with state health insurance
...jority of adolescents were from families living in poverty
(83 percent) and most were uninsured before their ...if they are at or below 230 percent of the federal poverty
level, if they have no other insurance and are not eligible for Medicaid. The program was created to...
Embargoed March/April Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
...ety and site of care, drug of choice, neighborhood poverty
level or dose of buprenorphine-naloxone. Sobriety was linked to those with private health insurance, older age, length of treatment and attending self-help meetings. The authors suggest that these findings lend support to recent efforts to loosen a...
Medicare payment cuts will accelerate primary care collapse
... to all individuals with incomes below the federal poverty
level. ACP applauds the almost $11 million increase proposed in the budget for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The nation's leading Federal agency for research on health care quality, costs, outcomes, and patient safety prov...
Americans fear decline in US performance in math and science
...n addressing global warming and 61% in eliminating poverty
and hunger around the world Its clear that Americans believe the U.S. must provide stronger funding and more consistent policies to support the public and private sectors in research at the intersection of scientific disciplines, said Mary Woolley...
Experts urge strongest isolation for new drug-resistant tuberculosis cases appearing in South Africa
...Alongside inadequate health care systems response, poverty
and global inequity contribute to the worsening of the global TB situation." Low TB cure rates (only about half of South Africa 's adult patients are cured each year, compared with 80% in countries with better resources) and the HIV epidemic have co...
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