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Elephant Poaching Linked To High Rates Of Infant Mortality

By | Thu, 01/02/2014 - 17:57

For the first time, researchers found a clear connection between elephant poaching in Africa and infant mortality.

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Recalling Past Success May Improve Cognitive Function Of People In Poverty

By | Tue, 12/17/2013 - 14:48

A new study concentrating on people in poverty finds that recalling past success may improve cognitive function by several IQ points while also increasing a person’s willingness to seek help from aid services.

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Childhood ADHD Linked To Social, Economic Hardships

By | Tue, 11/26/2013 - 10:41

Kids with ADHD are more likely to grow up in a poor neighborhood, due to a mix of genetic and environmental factors.

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Brains Of Kids Growing Up Poor Thrive From Responsive Parenting

By | Mon, 10/28/2013 - 17:29

Researchers find that involved parenting reduces the susceptibility of children’s brain development to harms brought on by the stresses of poverty.

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Childhood Poverty, Stress May Impair Adult Brain's Ability To Handle Negative Emotions

By | Tue, 10/22/2013 - 17:03

Childhood hardship like stress and poverty may influence brain development and function in adulthood.

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Preterm Babies Risk 'Lifetime Socioeconomic Disadvantage'

By | Wed, 10/02/2013 - 18:10

Late-term premature birth is associated with lower income, blue-collar jobs, and general hardship, researchers from the University of Helsinki assert.

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How Dieting Could Make You Dumber

By | Thu, 09/26/2013 - 14:35

Food cravings associated with dieting could make you dumber by straining mental "bandwidth," a study finds.

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Poor Americans Explain Why They Prefer 'One-Stop Shop' ERs Instead Of Doctors' Offices When They Fall Ill

By | Tue, 07/09/2013 - 20:29

Many poorer Americans wait until they are urgently ill to visit emergency rooms instead of seeking preventative care early. A study asks these patients directly, concluding that the healthcare system is broken.

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Nanotechnology Brings Potable Water To The Poor: Scientists Create A Cheap Water Filter For Rural Communities

By | Tue, 05/07/2013 - 11:49

An innovative water filtration system for under $3 could bring affordable water to rural areas.

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Why Pregnant South Africans Deliberately Binge Drink to Harm Their Unborn Babies

By | Tue, 01/08/2013 - 10:05

A growing number of pregnant South African women are deliberately drinking large quantities of alcohol to harm their unborn babies in a bid to claim higher welfare payments.