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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 has recently filed for approval to test its malaria vaccine, which, if successful, would be the first of its kind.
Life July 25, 2014
In honor of the New Yorker opening up its archives, here is a list of our favorite New Yorker stories.
Feature July 22, 2014
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
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