Financial strain predicts future risk of homelessness and partly explains the effect of mental illness

Financial strains like debt or unemployment are significant risk factors for becoming homeless, and even help to explain increased risk of homelessness associated with severe mental illness, reports a study in a supplement to the April issue of Medical Care. The findings “suggest that adding financial well-being as a focus of homelessness prevention efforts seems […]

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You are not a cat, but a cat could someday help treat your chronic kidney disease

The Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine is investigating how cats with chronic kidney disease could someday help inform treatment for humans. In humans, treatment for chronic kidney disease—a condition in which the kidneys are damaged and cannot filter blood as well as they should—focuses on slowing the progression of the organ damage. The condition […]

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