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Posted inWorld

Nearly 6 million children are driven into severe hunger by the hot, dry shifts of a strong el Niño

Over the last year and a half, the 1-in-100-year Covid-19 pandemic drove millions of children into hunger. But every four to seven years, an El Niño causes weather patterns to shift across the tropics, leading to warmer temperatures and precipitation changes and widespread impacts on agriculture, infectious diseases, conflicts and more. During a single bad […]

Posted inSci/Tech

New analysis by UChicago astronomer finds agreement with standard model in ongoing ‘Hubble tension’

Our universe is expanding, but our two main ways to measure how fast this expansion is happening have resulted in different answers. For the past decade, astrophysicists have been gradually dividing into two camps: one that believes that the difference is significant, and another that thinks it could be due to errors in measurement. If […]

Posted inCalifornia

Study: Policies fall short on expanding access to birth control in LA County retail pharmacies

July 7, 2020 – Federal and state policies to expand access to birth control have included increasing access to preventative and emergency hormonal contraception at retail pharmacies for women and girls of all ages without a physician’s prescription.  A new study from the University of Illinois at Chicago investigated the impact of these policies in Los Angeles […]

Posted inUS

University of Chicago scholar estimates 42% of pandemic-related layoffs could be permanent

May 21, 2020 – The numbers are finally capturing the full magnitude of the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, for example, recently announced a 14.7% unemployment rate for April. But other data also provide a more nuanced and sobering view: New research co-authored by Prof. Steven J. Davis of […]

Posted inUncategorized

Approximately 50 million American adults reported donating to a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for medical expenses

CHICAGO, Feb. 19, 2020 — One in five Americans reported that they or someone in their household have contributed to a crowdfunding campaign to pay for medical bills or treatments, according to a new AmeriSpeak® Spotlight on Health survey from NORC at the University of Chicago. Crowdfunding is the process by which individuals may raise funds […]

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