A third of U.S. families face a different kind of poverty

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Before the pandemic, one-third of U.S. households with children were already “net worth poor,” lacking enough financial resources to sustain their families for three months at a poverty level, finds new research from Duke University. In 2019, 57 percent of Black families and 50 percent of Latino families with children were […]

Pandemic sends US single mothers into poverty

When the coronavirus pandemic shuttered restaurants in California, Aleida Ramirez lost her job as a waitress, plunging her—along with many other single mothers—into a vicious cycle of poverty, unpaid bills and reliance on food banks. The pandemic has been particularly hard on women who work in the service sector, which has been crippled by the […]

Prejudice, poverty, gender – illustrations show the reality of living with disease

IMAGE: Long distances and poor roads hinder many with NTDs from accessing healthcare, especially those with poor mobility. view more  Credit: Sightsavers Illustrations by a local artist in Nigeria are helping health workers and policy makers understand what it’s really like to live with a neglected tropical disease (NTD). The twelve illustrations have been drawn as […]

Poverty linked to higher risk of death in children with cancer undergoing transplant

Despite the increasing use and promise of hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) as curative therapy for children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases, new research suggests that children transplanted for cancer are more likely to die from treatment-related complications if they live in poorer neighborhoods. The study, published today in the journal Blood, also found that […]