News tagged with poor families
When low-income families devote three to four extra minutes to regular family mealtimes, their children's ability to achieve and maintain a normal weight improves measurably, according to a new University of Illinois study.
Health Jan 17, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Measles cases surged in Pakistan in 2012 with hundreds of children dying of the disease, an international health body said Tuesday.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 01, 2013 | not rated yet | 2
Low-income teenagers who have supportive role models and engage in adaptive strategies have lower levels of a marker for cardiovascular risk than low-income teens without such resources, according to a new study.
Health Dec 20, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
People acting as caregivers for family members with cardiovascular disease may inadvertently increase their own risk for heart disease by neglecting their own health, according to a new study in the American Jo ...
Health Nov 07, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—The tentacles of childhood poverty reach even further than previously thought, a new Cornell study finds.
Health Oct 18, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Although some girls benefited from a program that moved families from high-poverty areas to low-poverty areas, boys and adolescents from families with preexisting health-related vulnerabilities did not appear to experience ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Oct 08, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
September is Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month. With cases on the rise locally, nationally and globally, Dr. David Goldenberg, director of Head and Neck Surgery at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, hopes people ...
Cancer Sep 21, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Moving from a high-poverty to lower-poverty neighborhood spurs long-term gains in the physical and mental health of low-income adults, as well as a substantial increase in their happiness, despite not improving economic self-sufficiency, ...
Health Sep 20, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Several Spanish regions plan to charge pupils who bring their own lunch to school a fee to eat in the cafeteria, in the struggle to bring public deficits under control.
Health Aug 09, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Men who drank a 12-ounce sugar-sweetened beverage a day had a 20 percent higher risk of heart disease compared to men who didn't drink any sugar-sweetened drinks, according to research published in Circulation, an Americ ...
Cardiology Mar 12, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(AP) -- Rosalia Adhiambo won't take the free anti-HIV drugs that would prolong her life. The spiraling price of food in Kenya means she can't afford to feed both her grandniece and herself.
HIV & AIDS Dec 22, 2011 | 1 / 5 (1) | 0
In one of the largest studies of its kind to date, researchers have found that babies born to mothers who smoke while pregnant face substantial delays in early neurological development, and the effects may be stronger than ...
Health Aug 22, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
The Royal College of Psychiatrists of London has published a report related primarily to problems of unrecognized alcohol misuse among the elderly. The report provides guidelines for psychiatrists and family physicians on ...
Addiction Jun 27, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
Offering the option of government coverage to workers and their families has become one of the most contentious issues in the debate about overhauling health care to cover the uninsured and curb costs. Obama has proposed ...
Health Apr 15, 2009 | not rated yet | 0