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“Sleeping rough” earns its moniker. And now, a new long-term study comparing mortality among homeless who reside in shelters with that of those who opt to sleep on the street proves just how hazardous the latter is to health—and not just for the people directly affected by it.

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Medical Xpress

Mortality rates for unsheltered homeless adults are higher than those for the general adult population and sheltered homeless adults, according to a study published online July 30 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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Newsweek

Homeless adults who live and sleep on park benches, in the corners of alleyways and under bridges are three times more likely to die than those who live in shelters and 10 times more likely to die than the general population, researchers found in a study published Monday in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine.

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Boston 25 News

A ten-year study of Boston’s homeless population showed those living on the streets – as opposed to those staying in shelters – had a far higher mortality rate. The study, published in May, was authored by Dr. Jill Roncarati of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

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BU Today

On a recent weekday afternoon, three volunteers from the School of Public Health are busy stacking cases of water onto a handcart in the Activist Lab, whose mission is to be “a catalyst for SPH and the community to engage in innovative programs, drive policy and system improvements, and inspire public health leadership.”

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WBUR Common Health

The light from my headlamp shone down the length of the speculum, revealing Furaha’s cervix. Illuminated in the glow was a large, disfiguring mass. I held my breath for a moment while I registered the unmistakable sight of cancer.

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Wicked Local Winchester

The Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program’s 2018 “Medicine that Matters” gala was held May 21 at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel.

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NPR

More than 115 Americans are dying every day from an opioid overdose. But a study out Monday finds that just three in 10 patients revived by an EMT or in an emergency room received the follow-up medication known to avoid another life-threatening event.

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Wiked Local Yarmouth

The Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program’s 2018 “Medicine that Matters” gala was held Monday, May 21, at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel.

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Wicked Local Rehoboth

Since August, Krier has spent every Tuesday as a case management volunteer at BHCHP, accompanying patients to medical appointments and on all sorts of errands — to government offices, banks and pharmacies.

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