4 in 10 low-income Americans struggled to buy food

Only 18% of low-income Americans were able to buy enough food for two weeks in March, new findings on food insecurity show.

Nardy Baeza Bickel-Michigan • futurity
June 8, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: poverty covid-19 food united-states featured society-and-culture health-and-medicine

Poorer people have a harder time recovering from disasters

People who are lower on the income scale take a greater hit to their well-being after natural disasters. Recovering economically is harder, too.

Tom Abate-Stanford • futurity
April 27, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: poverty earthquakes natural-disasters society-and-culture

Team stamps out myth about Native Americans and smoking

Despite previous study's findings, new research shows that white people are smoking more cigarettes and are more nicotine dependent than Native Americans.

U. Arizona • futurity
March 20, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: poverty smoking stereotypes health-and-medicine cigarettes race-and-ethnicity

Rich or poor? Your pee holds the answer

Metabolites in urine samples allowed researchers to discern whether people in Europe were wealthy or at risk of poverty. The key is diet.

Michael Skov Jensen-Copenhagen • futurity
March 9, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: poverty metabolism food europe money featured health-and-medicine urine

If you think the economy is fair, inequality doesn’t seem so bad

People who believe that the economy is fair have less of a negative reaction to seeing evidence of economic inequality like homelessness, researchers find.

James Devitt-NYU • futurity
Jan. 30, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: poverty economy money emotions homelessness society-and-culture beliefs

Poverty, not war trauma, harms cognition in child refugees

The burden of household poverty, rather than trauma and violence, affects child refugees' working memory, researchers say.

Mike Cummings-Yale • futurity
Oct. 30, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: poverty cognition trauma war refugees childrens-health society-and-culture

Most deprived areas of England get most benzo prescriptions

Prescription rates in England for benzodiazepines and other similar drugs are highest in deprived areas, research finds. But why?

Peter Thorley-Warwick • futurity
Oct. 23, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: addiction poverty anxiety health-and-medicine medications england

More chronic illness uncovered after Medicaid expansion

New research documents an increase in chronic illness diagnoses and care after Medicaid expansion in Michigan.

Kara Gavin-U. Michigan • futurity
Oct. 2, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: poverty medicaid health-care-costs insurance health-and-medicine

12 myths about homelessness in America

Why do people experience homelessness? An expert upends common assumptions about substance abuse, mental illness, and "bad choices."

Robert Polner-NYU • futurity
Sept. 26, 2019 ~8 min

Tags: poverty money united-states housing stereotypes homelessness featured society-and-culture myths

Maps of asthma emergencies show legacy of redlining

Color-coded maps were once justification for denying home loans in certain, redlined neighborhoods. Those areas now face higher rates of asthma, research finds.

Kara Manke-UC Berkeley • futurity
June 3, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: poverty bias discrimination maps money race housing featured health-and-medicine neighborhoods

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