WEDNESDAY, Jan. 25, 2023 (HealthDay News) — One-third of public health workers have endured threats, anger and aggression from the public during the pandemic, and that has come at a steep cost to their mental health, a new study finds. “The negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on workers haveContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 16, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Americans aged 25 to 44 — so-called millennials — are dying at significantly higher rates from three leading killers than similarly aged people just 10 years ago, the latest government data shows. Looking at data collected between 2000 and 2020, the new reportContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Nov. 15, 2022 (HealthDay News) — A new study that looks at suicide risk among U.S. teens who are lesbian, gay and bisexual finds they have disproportionately high rates of suicidal thoughts, planning and attempts compared to their heterosexual peers. “The major message of this paper is that amongContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Nov. 1, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Discrimination doesn’t just cause emotional pain in the moment, it may affect a victim’s physical recovery from a heart attack, new research suggests. In studying more than 2,600 heart attack survivors between the ages of 18 and 55, researchers found that those reportingContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Oct. 4, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Over 30 years since the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), some doctors harbor biases toward people with disabilities, and even actively avoid accepting them as patients, a new study finds. In focus group discussions with about two dozen U.S. doctors,Continue Reading

TUESDAY, Oct. 4, 2022 (HealthDay News) — While certain minority groups are more likely to be diagnosed with dementia than their white counterparts, they may also be less likely to be eligible for new disease-slowing treatments, a new study finds. Cognitive, or mental, impairment in Black, Hispanic and Asian patientsContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Sept. 23, 2022 (HealthDay News) — The stories grabbed headlines during the pandemic: Violent episodes in U.S. emergency rooms where patients attacked doctors. Now, a new poll shows just how widespread the problem has become: Two-thirds of emergency physicians reported being assaulted in the past year alone, while moreContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Aug. 16, 2022 (HealthDay News) — It’s well known that exposure to lead can harm young children’s brain development. Now a new study suggests that racial segregation may be compounding the detrimental effects of lead on Black children. The study, of close to 26,000 schoolchildren, found that Black childrenContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Aug. 4, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Numerous studies have found discrimination can hurt aspects of human health. Now, new research adds to that the impact of discrimination on the youngest humans by linking discrimination with a heightened risk of underweight and premature infants. Maternal death rates among Black andContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Aug. 2, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Black and Hispanic Americans are more likely than others to be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, and new research suggests that racism is a contributor. Experiences of structural, interpersonal and institutional racism are associated with lower memory scores and worse mental functioning in midlifeContinue Reading

MONDAY, July 25, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Inner-city kids are known to be at greater risk for uncontrolled asthma. Now, new research suggests that violent crime and poor school achievement may be two reasons why. “Experiencing violent crime can result in toxic stress, and decreased educational attainment is associated withContinue Reading