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‘Food Deserts’ Identified By New Research Approach
2013-02-15 18:53:51

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Deserts are typically characterized as barren, arid, unforgiving locales that are detrimental to the sustenance of life. Food deserts fit this mold. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a food desert is an area that lacks access to affordable fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lowfat milk and other foods necessary for the maintenance of a healthy diet. The CDC, along with a new study out of the...

2013-01-31 16:27:52

MEXICO CITY, Jan. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Tenth Annual Mexican Housing Day will be held on March 7, 2013 at the The Pierre Hotel in New York and on March 11, 2013 at the Andaz Hotel in London. The 2013 event will feature presentations by the Mexican housing institutions and government authorities providing their views and perspectives on the industry under the new public administration. Mexican Housing Day is the Mexican homebuilding industry's largest and most informative investment...

2013-01-17 13:24:04

Lung cancer mortality appears to be higher in black persons and highest in blacks living in the most segregated counties in the United States, regardless of socioeconomic status, according to a report published in the January issue of JAMA Surgery, a JAMA Network publication. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States and blacks are disproportionately affected with the highest incidence and mortality rates. Awori J. Hayanga, M.D., M.P.H., of the University of...

2013-01-06 05:00:12

Blighted Property Transformed Into Quality Workforce Housing Long Beach, CA (PRWEB) January 05, 2013 Jamboree Housing Corporation, one of California´s largest community development organizations specializing in affordable housing, in partnership with The Long Beach Housing Development Company (LBHDC) demonstrates the positive impact of new housing on an urban neighborhood with the completion of Collage Apartments, a previously blighted and crime-infested apartment complex near downtown...

2012-12-05 12:56:19

The study, by IIASA Evolution and Ecology Program postdoctoral fellow Tatsuya Sasaki, provides a simple new model that ties punishment by social exclusion to the benefits for the punisher. It may help explain how social exclusion arose in evolution, and how it promotes cooperation among groups. "Punishment is a common tool to promote cooperation in the real world," says Sasaki. "And social exclusion is a common way to do it." From reef fish to chimpanzees, there are many examples of...

2012-11-19 08:25:47

PARIS, November 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The leading European provider of distance learning solutions is restructuring its CSR initiatives and announces the launch of the CrossKnowledge Foundation, which reinforces its commitment to fight social exclusion by providing widespread e-learning access to quality training. CrossKnowledge announces the creation of the CrossKnowledge Foundation, designed to fight exclusion by...

2012-09-25 06:24:32

Plan includes increasing manpower, new gang units, and hard prison time for offenders CHICAGO, Sept. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Chicago Crime Commission is strongly urging two practical responses to address the daily deadly gang violence that continues to plague the city of Chicago. The Chicago Crime Commission proposes that the city move immediately to increase the number of sworn police officers by 1,400 and work to prosecute armed gang members to the fullest extent of...

2012-09-20 17:15:17

Moving from a high-poverty to lower-poverty neighborhood spurs long-term gains in the physical and mental health of low-income adults, as well as a substantial increase in their happiness, despite not improving economic self-sufficiency, according to a new study published in the Sept. 20 issue of Science by researchers at the University of Chicago and partners at other institutions. Although moving into less disadvantaged neighborhoods did not raise incomes for the families that moved,...

2012-07-06 10:21:35

PHILADELPHIA, July 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics' (CCIC) Leaping Bunny Program is pleased to announce that it has recertified Urban Decay as cruelty-free after the company made the decision to cancel plans to sell its products in China, a country that requires animal testing. "We are very happy with Urban Decay's decision and appreciate that they came through with what we needed for recertification," said CCIC Chair Sue Leary. The...

2012-06-21 02:07:38

While census data shows racial diversity is increasing in major cities across the United States, highly diverse neighborhoods are still rare, newly arrived immigrants continue to settle in concentrated residential patterns, and many African Americans remain concentrated in segregated neighborhoods, according to recent research by Richard Wright, professor of geography and the Orvil E. Dryfoos Professor of Public Affairs. Wright and two colleagues–Steven R. Holloway of the University...