Tag: consumer affairs
An estimated 603.7 million adults and 107.7 million children worldwide were obese in 2015, according to new estimates published in
The New England Journal of Medicine. China and the U.S. had the highest number of obese adults.
Millions of people have turned to crowdfunding platforms to raise money for medical care and stave off bankruptcy. This collection of research examines the trend from multiple angles.
A new study offers insights on how states can assist mobile home residents who face eviction, but notes that even helpful policies can have unintended consequences.
This tip sheet offers basic tips and resources for journalists writing about property taxes.
Journalist’s Resource has pulled together academic studies that look at dietary supplements from various angles, including usage rates, adverse health effects and marketing to teenagers.
While debates about financial inequality generally focus on individual earnings and wealth, a new study suggests the value of health insurance is a crucial factor affecting the distribution of income in the United States.
Government bans on lightweight plastic shopping bags have spread in recent years amid fears about plastic’s negative impact on the environment. But alternatives are not necessarily better.
This tip sheet from the Association of Health Care Journalists offers reporters insights on the best ways to mine census data to better cover health-gap stories.
PLoS ONE study indicates that people who consume more information on mobile phones have less trust in neighbors, strangers and people of other religions.
2016 study in the
Journal of Marriage and Family that looks at the factors that influence which married men will become stay-at-home dads.