Cuts in federal housing help would hurt people’s health, research suggests

This article originally appeared on Kaiser Health News. Does investing in public housing keep people healthier? New research explores this question, which appears timely, especially as the Trump administration proposes to cut $7.4 billion — about 15 percent — from the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s budget, and HUD Secretary Ben Carson argues that too much government assistance fosters dependency and perpetuates cycles of poverty. The study, published Monday in the journal Health Affairs, found that receiving housing assistance from the federal government — through vouchers, public housing and…

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A new global research agenda for food

Around 57 of the 129 countries that have data on undernutrition and obesity are struggling with both1. Everywhere, the consumption of vegetables, legumes, fish, nuts, seeds and fruits is much below that recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO). Meanwhile, people are consuming too much fat, processed meat, salt and sugary drinks. Global food systems are failing to keep us all fed, let alone healthy. How food is grown, distributed, processed, marketed and sold determines which foods are available, affordable and desirable. These factors have a crucial role in the…

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Education ERP Market by Component Solution, User Type & Region – Global Forecast to 2021 – Research and Markets

The education ERP market is estimated to grow from USD 6.77 billion in 2016 to USD 14.19 billion by 2021, at a CAGR of 15.9% between 2016 and 2021. Companies are making efforts to increase their revenues and reduce expenses as the global market competition continues to shrink profit margins. Organizations of all sizes are focusing increasingly on analyzing their sales and market saturation in specific territories as well as identifying gaps. Hence, the increased demand to manage various academic processes is fueling the growth of the education ERP market….

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Research can’t be bound in hierarchy: Javadekar at Hackathon launch

Research cannot be bound in hierarchy, HRD minister Prakash Javadekar today said as he launched an initiative where technology students in institutions across the country would rack their brains to come up with solutions to problems faced by Central ministries, the first initiative of its kind. “There can’t be research in hierarchy. Only promotions happen in hierarchy,” Javaekar said emphasising that freedom and inquisitiveness is needed for innovation. He was speaking at the launch of ‘Smart India Hackathon’ 2017, a 36-hour non stop digital competition in which thousands of students…

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Obesity Genes And Lifestyle Factors Interact To Elevate Risk Of Disorder, Research Says

Certain genes associated with obesity in addition to environmental and lifestyle factors increase the risk of obesity, according to new research. The findings showed that bad eating habits alone do not contribute to the disorder. In a bid to find out whether lifestyle factors and obesity genes elevate the chances of the disorder, researchers examined data of 120,000 people. The research was presented at the ongoing European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) meeting in Munich. Researchers looked into socioeconomic status of the participants and their lifestyle aspects including daily television watching…

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