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

THURSDAY, April 13, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought illegally to the United States as children may soon be eligible to receive federally funded health care. President Joe Biden on Thursday announced the extension of eligibility for Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act health insurance exchangesContinue Reading

THURSDAY, March 2, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Black women who are exposed to certain forms of racism may be more likely to develop heart disease, researchers say. Specifically, Black women who said they faced discrimination in employment, housing and in their interactions with the police were 26% more likely toContinue Reading

MONDAY, Feb. 13, 2023 (HealthDay News) — An alarming new survey shows that American teen girls are experiencing record high levels of violence, sadness and suicide risk. Schools may be the answer to improving what’s happening for young people, according to the report from the U.S. Centers for Disease ControlContinue Reading

MONDAY, Feb. 6, 2023 (HealthDay News) — When researchers searched for a stock image of a pregnant Hispanic woman for a science communication effort, they hit upon a problem. Many of the images were of young, light-skinned people without the diversity in age or race needed for projects aimed atContinue Reading

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