Companies that fail to curb their carbon output may eventually face the consequences of asset devaluation and stock price depreciation, according to a new study out of the University of Waterloo.
Up to one-third of female smokers with Medicaid deny tobacco use during pregnancy. A new study finds that, despite reservations, low-income patients have a favorable view of using urine testing, with consent, to promote smoking cessation during pregnancy.
Since the financial crisis of 2007, with no seeming reason, productivity growth has been slowing down in all the major economies. Part of the explanation of this productivity puzzle in advanced economies may lie in a generalized difficulty of reallocating resources between firms in the same industry and in the same geographical area, a new study by Gianmarco Ottaviano, Professor of Economics at Bocconi University, and colleagues, finds.
A series of reports from five cities across the US found that young children and their parents are healthier when they are able to afford basic needs.
Labour abuses, including modern slavery, are 'hidden subsidies' that allow distant-water fishing fleets to remain profitable and promote overfishing.
Poor home sanitation and residents' tolerance regarding German cockroaches were a good predictor of the pest's presence in their apartments, according to a Rutgers study in Paterson and Irvington, New Jersey.
University of Illinois postdoctoral research associate Carolyn Sutter found in a recent study that women who are at greater risk of breastfeeding cessation -- including single mothers, those with less education and mothers enrolled in the WIC program -- may have less access to resources that could provide helpful information and assistance.
Demographic and cultural differences strongly influence the coping styles young people use when they're affected by a natural disaster, and these disparities should be taken into account when providing services to help them recover from these traumatic experiences, University of Illinois social work professors Tara M. Powell and Kate M. Wegmann found in a new study.
Massive wildfires, which may be getting more intense across the US due to climate change and a long history of fire-suppression policies, have strikingly unequal effects on minority communities, a new study shows.
A study shows that Americans without paid sick leave worry significantly about both short-term and long-term financial issues. The highest odds of reporting worry were associated with normal monthly bills like housing expenses. Concern about making the minimum payment on credit cards was statistically significant, too. Conversely, workers with paid sick leave were less likely to report worrying about common financial obligations. Only the US and Japan do not mandate a national sick leave benefit.