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For many young women in rural Eastern Uganda, access to clean water is just one of many obstacles barring educational achievement and an escape from generational poverty

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Over the past few decades, the number of obese people around the world has steadily increased. The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that in 2014 over 1.9 billion adults were overweight, with over 600 million of these being classified as obese....

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Diabetes impacts nearly 10 percent of Americans and people of color are twice as likely to be diagnosed. Another 8 million have not been diagnosed and millions more are considered pre-diabetic. Why have diagnoses increased so quickly? And what might offer promise in slowing its spread?

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The federally funded migrant education program is designed to address the health and education needs of mostly poor children of migrant farmworkers. Many aren't event aware of the program. So it's worth asking, Just how well is the program working?

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The Arizona Republic highlights reporter Bob Ortega's investigation into car seat safety, which found a glaring need for more information, particularly in Spanish-speaking communities. But beyond merely reporting the issue, Ortega's series led to a widespread project to boost awareness.

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So much crucial brain development occurs in the first three years of life that one researcher jokes that to him and his colleagues, 3-year-olds are practically middle aged. And yet,the first three years of life often get comparatively little attention in mental health or education policies

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Less education lowers the chances that you have health insurance, which translates into less medical care and worse health outcomes. Many of the health risks for the illiterate are much more immediate than that, like not being able to read pill bottles or the accompanying instructions.

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Head Start programs have a proven track record when it comes to boosting the health and outlook of low-income young children. But is it coming at an unacknowledged cost to those working for the program each day?

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Gina Vongkaeo's future wasn't looking very bright. She dropped out of high school, got in trouble and was serving time for burglary. Despite her mistakes, she didn't give up on herself and found the support she needed to turn her life around.

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While offering high-quality public preschool programs at scale requires a major investment of dollars, the available research suggests it’s an investment that pays generous dividends.



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