THURSDAY, Nov. 18, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Race-based gaps in health care and health outcomes persist in every region of the United States, a new state-by-state report card shows. Racial and ethnic disparities woven throughout America and its system of health care mean that people of color are more likelyContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Nov. 11, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Male doctors are much more likely to refer patients to male surgeons, rather than send them to female surgeons with equal qualifications and experience, a new study finds. “During my 20 years in practice, I always had the sense it was easier forContinue Reading

MONDAY, Nov. 8, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Young adults who face discrimination about their bodies, race, age or sex are at increased risk for mental health issues, researchers report. They analyzed data gathered from more than 1,800 U.S. participants who provided details about their mental health, behavior and experiences ofContinue Reading

MONDAY, Nov. 8, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Will boys fixated on gore-filled video games become violent in real life? Many parents may worry that’s the case, but new and reassuring research finds violent video games don’t trigger actual violence in kids. The study included boys aged 8 to 18, theContinue Reading

MONDAY, Nov. 1, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Emergency room nurse Grace Politis was catching up on paperwork during her shift when she suddenly realized her head hurt badly. Then she blacked out. “Later on, I found out I was hit in the head twice with a fire extinguisher by aContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Oct. 19, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Many female family doctors face sexual harassment, but most remain satisfied with their careers, a new study finds. Researchers surveyed 315 women physicians in family practices from 49 countries and found that 75% said they were satisfied or extremely satisfied with their workContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Oct. 14, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Doctors who discuss COVID-19 in the media frequently face abuse and harassment, including threats of death or violence, a new report reveals. More than two-thirds of experts surveyed have experienced trolling or personal attacks after speaking about COVID-19 in media interviews, a worldwideContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 6, 2021 (HealthDay News) — The rate at which homicide is taking the lives of Americans jumped by 30% over the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic — the largest year-to-year increase ever, new federal government figures show. The rate jumped from 6 homicides per 100,000 people inContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Oct. 1, 2021 (HealthDay News) — While high-profile cases like the 2020 killing of George Floyd have cast a harsh spotlight on police violence in the United States, researchers say deaths attributable to it have been underreported for at least 40 years. That’s the key finding in a newContinue Reading