Pediatrics

Timing of SNAP benefits can reduce childhood injuries

A new study published recently in BMC Pediatrics shows a connection between the time of the month when low-income families receive their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits and the number of emergency ...

Health

SNAP work requirements put low-income Americans at risk

When work requirements for a federal food safety-net program start again, many low-income Americans will lose benefits—and Black adults will be hardest hit, according to a study published today. In addition, some disabled ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Planning for a growing elderly population

The fact that people are living longer lives represents one of the crowning achievements of the last century, but also requires careful planning on the part of governments. A new IIASA study investigated the prevalence of ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Steroid 'breakthrough' raises virus hopes, despite China outbreak

The World Health Organization on Tuesday hailed a "breakthrough" steroid treatment for the coronavirus, boosting hopes that pandemic deaths can be reduced, but a growing new cluster in China sparked fears of a second wave ...

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