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

MONDAY, July 18, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Every town wants low crime rates. But a new finding may offer a whole new reason to advocate for the change: Falling crime rates may lower heart disease fatalities. An analysis of 2000-2014 data from Chicago illustrated a significant decline in violent crime.Continue Reading

MONDAY, June 13, 2022 (HealthDay News) — One American city’s “radical” approach to handling low-level 911 calls — sending mental health professionals rather than police — may have taken a bite out of crime, a new study finds. The study evaluated Denver’s STAR program, which removed police from the responseContinue Reading

THURSDAY, May 19, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Many people who are overweight or obese avoid cancer screening for fear of stigma and judgment about their weight, British researchers report. In a review of 10 published studies, researchers found that many doctors around the world don’t look kindly on patients withContinue Reading

MONDAY, May 16, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Emphysema is missed more often in Black Americans than in white Americans, and now researchers report they have figured out why. The investigators found that many Black men who were considered to have normal results after race-specific interpretations of a common lung functionContinue Reading

THURSDAY, March 17, 2022 (HealthDay News) — The COVID-19 pandemic has been tough on America’s teachers, and nearly half of those recently surveyed said they’re thinking about quitting their jobs or switching schools. Enforcing mask-wearing and pivoting to remote learning hasn’t been easy. But many teachers and other school staffContinue Reading