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Scientists Map Poverty Using Satellite Data, Machine Learning

Researchers often go door-to-door to gather information about people living in impoverished areas, but this can be quite challenging. Now, scientists from Stanford University have developed a novel method that could make gathering data much easier.

Earth/Environment August 18, 2016

Dramatic Inequality Among World's Richest, Poorest Children: 69 Million Will Die Of Preventable Causes, Says UNICEF

A UNICEF report has found that around 69 million children will die from preventable causes by 2030 if global poverty is not addressed. Half of the deaths could occur in sub-Saharan Africa communities before the children even turn 5.

Public Health June 28, 2016

Bolivia Turns Down Chicken Donation From Bill Gates: Here's Why

Bill Gates wants to give chickens to Bolivia as part of an initiative to help fight poverty but the South American nation has rejected it. Why?

Life & Style June 19, 2016

Study Reveals Five US Cities With Worst Life Expectancy

Apparently, life expectancy is linked to a person's income. In some cities, however, those who belong to the low-income quartile had worst life expectancies than those from other areas, a Stanford study found.

Life April 12, 2016

Starbucks To Donate 100 Percent Of Unsold Food To People In Need

Starbucks aims to minimize waste of perishable food and at the same time help hungry Americans. Its new initiative involves donating food at the end of the day through its partners, who will distribute the food to people in need.

Society March 23, 2016

Doctors Group Recommends Pediatricians Include Poverty Questions During Checkups

The American Academy of Pediatrics suggested that doctors take into account whether families can make ends meet or have difficulty doing so. The question should be asked during routine checkups, new guidelines said.

Life March 10, 2016

Study Finds Link Between Poverty And Childhood Depression

Poverty plays an important role in overall child development. In a new study, researchers found that poor children have altered brain connectivity and are at a higher risk of clinical depression compared to those who come from affluent families.

Life January 18, 2016

UK Faces Rise In Tuberculosis, Other Victorian Era Diseases: Why These Diseases Are Back

Incidence of diseases like tuberculosis, scarlet fever, scurvy, whooping cough, and cholera have increased in developed countries like the United Kingdom in the past years. These diseases which were present in the Victorian Era made an alarming comeback.

Life December 26, 2015

Doctors May Help Cure Poverty For Patients And Their Families

Canadian doctors sought to tackle poverty as a health issue due to mounting evidence linking poverty with increased rates of chronic disease. The Poverty Tool offers a three-step approach to assist health care providers in tackling poverty.

Life December 16, 2015

Study Finds Link Between Obesity And Poverty: Poorer Children Three Times As Likely To Be Fat

A new study in the United Kingdom revealed that poorer children are more likely to be as obese as their richer counterparts. Researchers said the issue needs to be directly addressed by early intervention.

Life December 12, 2015

Your Parenting Style May Affect Your Child's Obesity Risk

A Canadian study suggested that parenting and poverty are both crucial predictors of childhood obesity risk. The large nationwide study, however, was criticized for focusing on behaviors rather than the more pervasive impact of poverty on children's health.

Life November 17, 2015

World Bank Says Climate Change Can Impoverish 100 Million By 2030: How Global Warming Causes Poverty

Global warming greatly affects the goal of eradicating extreme poverty. A report by the World Bank revealed the poorest of the poor are most exposed to climate-related disasters brought on by global warming.

Earth/Environment November 16, 2015

Climate Change Could Push 100 Million People Into Extreme Poverty In Coming Years, Experts Warn

World action on climate change is needed if millions are to be saved from poverty, a World Bank report says. Climate change and global warming are deemed a 'significant obstacle' to eliminating poverty.

Earth/Environment November 9, 2015

Poor Americans Don’t Eat More Fast Food: CDC Finds No Correlation Between Fast Food Consumption And Income Status

New data from the CDC show there is no correlation between fast food intake and poverty status. Children from higher-income families in fact appear to be more reliant on restaurant fast food than poor kids.

Life September 24, 2015

US Economy Is Getting Better But Are We Forgetting The Well-Being Of Our Children?

The U.S. economy may be recovering, but a new study shows the positive effects are not trickling down to the nation's children.

Society July 22, 2015

New Study Attempts To Solve Poverty With Novel Approach To Livestock

Training, information, guidance and cows and chickens. Through these, the ‘Graduation’ program was shown to be effective towards alleviating poverty and improving the lives of many.

Life May 16, 2015

How Well You Sleep Might Depend On How Much You Earn: Study

Based on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's new statistical data, the relationship between sleeping hours and household income is linear.

Life April 7, 2015

Silicon Valley Tech Titans: How Can They Help Solve Poverty And Inequality?

In Silicon Valley, an increasing number are living below the poverty line and salaries for the middle to lower class are not keeping pace with the cost of living.

Business March 24, 2015

GlaxoSmithKline wants to bring the world its first malaria vaccine

GlaxoSmithKline has recently filed for approval to test its malaria vaccine, which, if successful, would be the first of its kind.

Life July 25, 2014

Here are five New Yorker articles you should read while they are free

In honor of the New Yorker opening up its archives, here is a list of our favorite New Yorker stories.

Feature July 22, 2014

Children biggest victims of rich-poor divide

A new study has shown that the impact of poverty is strongest in localities where there is a large gap between the rich and the poor.

Society February 13, 2014

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: Are African-Americans fighting a losing battle against the dreaded disease?

Decades after the discovery of HIV, drugs are widely available to treat symptoms of the virus. Why are African Americans, especially in Washington DC, declining treatment?

Life February 9, 2014

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