Tag: poverty

1. In this retrospective cohort study, researchers found that children born into poverty were less likely to be ready for school, regardless of the type of poverty their family experienced. 2. In families that were able to transition out of poverty, children were significantly more likely to be prepared...
1. The combination of poverty and preterm birth had additive negative effects on later cognitive function. 2. Poverty alone was associated with worse cognitive outcomes than preterm birth alone. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: Though poverty and preterm birth have each been independently associated with negative cognitive outcomes for children,...
Chemotherapy Use, Performance Status, and Quality of Life at the End of Life While the administration of chemotherapy in end-stage cancer patients with good performance status may improve quality of life, it is unclear whether individuals nearing death confer the same benefit. The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) currently...
Image:PD In this section, we will highlight the key high-impact studies, updates, and analyses published in medicine during the past week. Gene Editing of CCR5 in Autologous CD4 T Cells of Persons Infected with HIV The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) utilizes CCR5 as one of its main co-receptors.  Mutating this receptor in human CD4...
Image: PD 1. Adolescent boys have increased rates of depression, PTSD, and conduct disorder after moving out of poverty. 2. Adolescent girls have decreased rates of depression and conduct disorder after moving out of poverty. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good)        Study Rundown: Observational findings indicate that high-poverty neighborhoods adversely affect the mental health...
Image: PD  1. The income-to-needs ratio (a measure of poverty) was significantly associated with smaller hippocampal and amygdala volumes in children.  2. Caregiving support/hostility and stressful life events were significant mediators for hippocampal volumes in children.  Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good)           Study Rundown: Poverty is a known, potent risk...