New research shows a sharp spike in cases of major depression in the United States in recent years, with more and more Americans reporting that they are anxious, depressed and even suicidal.
Diagnosis of major depression on the rise in US: Study
Examine any piece of urban infrastructure — a street, sidewalk, park bench, or dock — and evidence of a losing battle is quickly evident. Nature has always been a relentless destroyer of anything wooden, stone, or steel.
How green, flexible infrastructure can make cities resilient
A new report on youth unemployment in Illinois offers some good news: The alarmingly high rate of young black men and women in Chicago who are neither working nor in school dropped markedly between 2014 and 2016 as the economy continued its recovery from the Great Recession.
Unemployment rate for Chicago’s black youth improves
Tony is HIV positive and takes opioid medication, like fentanyl, for chronic pain relief.
Australia on brink of prescription painkiller epidemic
India’s Multidimensional Poverty (MDP) has dropped significantly, largely as a result of the performance of five key southern States.
India’s global poverty rank improves
The UN's children's agency calls for $88 million of aid to address the ongoing crisis in Congo's Kasai region.
UNICEF: 400,000 children on 'verge' of death in DRC
Teachers have been told not to ask a classroom of children what they did at the weekend an attempt to ‘poverty proof’ schools.
Teachers told not to ask children what they did at the weekend
While the world’s population has changed dramatically over the last 50 years, little is still understood about fertility transition and the reasons behind it.
To have children or not: The importance of finding a balance
Experts from the Economics and Business Institute at the University of Seville have just published a study of the use of online banking by the over-60s, which shows that the digital divide of these users, far from being linked strictly to age, is more connected to psychographic characteristics, such as perceived self-sufficiency, anxiety levels, and the influence of social groups.
Use of online banking by people over 60

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