TUESDAY, Oct. 17, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Whether or not you have loved ones in the Middle East, the horrors of the violence and suffering in Israel and Gaza are heart-wrenching and difficult to bear. “It’s important to be informed, but don’t stress yourself out,” said Dr. Gary Small, chairContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Oct. 13, 2023 (HealthDay News) — A paper that has been used in court cases to justify excessive police force was withdrawn Thursday by the American College of Emergency Physicians, a prominent doctor’s group. The paper, published in 2009, was on a condition referred to as “excited delirium.” “ThisContinue Reading

TUESDAY, July 18, 2023 (HealthDay News) — In areas where Black Americans have been historically affected by discriminatory housing practices, there is higher heart failure risk, according to new research. Researchers studying more than 2.3 million U.S. adults between 2014 and 2019 found that heart failure today was linked toContinue Reading

FRIDAY, July 14, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Racial discrimination may drive health inequities from an early age, according to researchers who found that it puts kids at risk for obesity. “Exposure to racial discrimination must be acknowledged as both a social determinant of obesity and a significant contributor to obesityContinue Reading

THURSDAY, July 13, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Black women are more likely to die during or soon after childbirth due to systemic racism and sexism in the medical system, not genetics or lifestyle, according to the United Nations. A U.N. agency, the United Nations Population Fund, released a report onContinue Reading

THURSDAY, July 6, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Decades of “redlining” — discriminatory policies that led to disinvestment in minority communities within the United States — may be connected with current cases of kidney failure in Black adults. A new study from researchers at Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH)Continue Reading

WEDNESDAY, April 26, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Dealing with discrimination at work — from bosses or coworkers — may be enough to send your blood pressure through the roof, a new study suggests. Researchers found that among more than 1,200 U.S. workers, those who felt they often faced on-the-job discriminationContinue Reading