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Social Connectedness and Public Health

Researchers studying the relationship between social connectedness and public health outcomes need large-scale, representative data that measure individuals’ social links. The authors collaborated with Facebook to help overcome this measurement challenge.

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The Problems with Plastics

As of 2017, the world has produced 8.3 billion metric tons of plastic. A report by Christopher Rhodes highlights five efforts to reduce plastic waste in our environment.

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Title X Funding Improves Family Planning

Title X-participating centers consistently offer more effective and high-quality family planning services than non-Title X health centers.

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Childhood Poverty in Philadelphia

Childhood poverty is not distributed evenly either across the country or within cities. Nearly one-third of Philadelphia’s infants and toddlers live in poverty.

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Driving While Sleeping

Racial minorities are 2.4 times more likely to have sleepiness-related accidents than White drivers. Researchers studied the underlying personal and social health factors that influence drowsy driving.

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High Pay Gets Higher, Low Pay Gets Lower

Middle-wage earners have not seen much of an increase in pay, and low-wage earners have almost exclusively seen drops in their pay over the decades.

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What’s Stopping LGBTQ Progress in Schools?

Few schools are implementing the full panel of CDC-recommended policies to support LGBTQ students. Researchers interviewed school administrators and school health professionals to find out why.

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The Green Ceiling

Climate change disproportionally damages low-income communities and communities of color. Yet, the majority of positions in environmental organizations are held by White individuals.

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Sharing (Anxiety and Depression) is Caring

In a study of seventh graders followed over time, researchers considered how negative emotions might predict the end of adolescent friendships. 

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Who Cares for Our Children?

Parents assume their child will be treated fairly and with respect at childcare facilities, but children of color may be experiencing bias from the adults caring for them.

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