News tagged with social deprivation

'Energy poverty' a growing problem

(Phys.org) -- Low-income households in Australia are increasingly at risk of "energy poverty", a situation in which a household must spend more than 10 percent of its disposable income on energy bills, according to a paper ...

Aug 20, 2012
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Teen moms more likely to have premature babies

Pregnant women aged 14-17 years are at higher risk of preterm birth and of having a child with low-birth-weight, especially if they are having their second child. Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Pregnancy an ...

Jul 09, 2010
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Incidence rates of cervical cancer linked to deprivation

The rate of cervical cancer varies among different geographical areas in Southeast England according to a new study published today in the open access journal BMC Public Health. The study shows that the occurrence of cer ...

Feb 20, 2009
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