Lead pollution may have wider ranging adverse effects on health than previously thought.
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Early exposure to lead pollution may lead to less mature personality traits as an adult.
Research suggests Black women may want to be cautious about heavy use of lye-based chemical hair relaxers.
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Researchers had suspected that chemical hair relaxers might be behind racial disparities in breast cancer diagnoses. A new study narrows in on lye as a possible cause for that link.
Full pandemic recovery for all Americans will require interventions that address systemic inequality.
A survey finds that hardship disparities across racial and ethnic groups have persisted throughout the pandemic.
Handouts from food banks are no substitute for self-sufficiency.
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Indigenous people in the US have high rates of food insecurity and dietary-related health problems. Any attempts to address the problem must start with land justice, argues a scholar of Native health and food.
Death by suicide is the number one cause of death for young adult Asian Americans.
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A public health scholar explores why Asian Americans in their late teens and early adulthood are at high risk for death by suicide.
He who laughs last, lives longest?
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Prince Philip died at 99. Living to such a ripe old age isn’t unusual for UK royals. Nor is it surprising, argues an expert on aging and longevity.
For some, a shot has been accompanied by pangs of guilt.
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Am I really eligible? Isn’t there someone more worthy of getting immunized before me? A bioethicist explains that such feelings of guilt are understandable. In fact, they are good for society.
Research shows racial, economic and health inequities are deeply intertwined.
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The findings suggest that many Black and Hispanic Americans don’t believe health care providers are listening to them.
Adoring fans clamor for an autograph from baseball legend Jackie Robinson in 1962, but Robinson faced slurs, hatred and insults in his early years in the majors.
Major league baseball opens today, and few are likely to give race a thought. When Jackie Robinson integrated MLB in 1947, it was a far different story. Did racism lead to Robinson’s early death?
In this episode, Roberta Timothy explains why racial justice is a public health issue and talks about why she believes historical scientific racism needs to be addressed. Dr. David Tom Cooke, of UC Davis Health, participated in Pfizer’s clinical trial as part of an effort to reduce skepticism about the COVID-19 vaccine.
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Transcript of Don’t Call Me Resilient, Episode 5: Black health matters
Black patients can be wary of the medical establishment.
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Though COVID-19 has killed Black Americans at nearly twice the rate as white Americans, Black people are the least likely racial group to say they’re eager to get the vaccine.
Black biomedical researchers receive less funding than their white counterparts.
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There aren’t just health care disparities between white and Black people. There are funding disparities too that make it harder for Black scientists to succeed in academia.
A woman from one of the Mosuo farming communities in southwest China. The Mosuo were participants in a groundbreaking study examining gender-based health disparities.
Living in societies with gender bias can harm women’s health.
A pulse oximeter measures a person’s blood oxygen saturation level and heart rate.
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Low oxygen levels can be a sign that a patient is in danger. A device that measures oxygen levels has been shown to miss low oxygen levels in Black people much more often than in white people.
Sevonna Brown of Black Women’s Blueprint, a mutual aid group, with her son in Brooklyn, New York. Mutual aid groups have been formed across New York City to address the economic plight caused by COVID-19.
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Blacks are at greater risk of dying from COVID-19 than whites. A study that examined racism at the country level had surprising results.
Anti-racism protest, 2020.
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A study of 800 Black American families shows early experiences of racism have long-term consequences for physical and mental health.
Juan Duran-Gutierrez kisses his newborn daughter Andrea for the first time in his home after bringing her home from the hospital on Aug. 5.
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Hispanics born in the US have worse health outcomes than Hispanics in the US who were born in countries from which they emigrated.
Because of remote learning, school children have no opportunity to attend physical education classes.
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With many schools closed, children’s health could suffer.
Breaking down COVID-19 data into demographic groups helps scientists learn more about the virus.
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Getting the real answers on health gaps requires a deep dive into the demographics.
Reliance on public transit and front-line jobs puts low-income Californians at a higher risk of coming in contact with someone infected with the coronavirus.
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California’s COVID-19 disparities are sobering. Everyone is at risk, but low-income, Black and Latino residents are dying at higher rates.