Homeless youth at high risk of developing chronic diseases
Prof Tom Brett and lead researcher Diane Arnold-Reed spearheaded a decade-long research study that reveals a big jump in street population. Photo: Supplied.
A 10-year university research has revealed an alarming increase in chronic disease among young homeless people.
Results of a study released in April 2018 shows the percentage of young homeless people with two or more chronic diseases has risen by more than 16 per cent.
The study was led by researchers from the University of Notre Dame and the University of Western Australia.
The most common chronic mental, physical and cardiovascular diseases range from anxiety and depression – resulting from substance