A new perspective article provides evidence that obesity's disproportionate harms to Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) may be attributed to systemic racism. The authors offer a 10-point strategy to study and solve the public health issues responsible for this disparity.
Nursing homes with the largest proportions of non-White residents experience 3.3 times more COVID-19 deaths than do nursing homes with the largest proportions of White residents, according to a new study from the University of Chicago.
The indignities and humiliations Black men -- even those perceived to have "made it" -- serve as a sort of "Black tax" that takes a heavy toll on physical and mental health. Now, a new UCLA-led study reveals these "hidden costs" of being Black in America.
Research from the University of Kent predicts an end to deregulated competitive public transport in the UK as a consequence of Covid-19 social distancing measures leading to drastically reduced ridership, requiring a major rethinking of the provision of public transport.
While adult life expectancy gap has widened between those with and without a college degree, it has narrowed based on race.
A recently published study offers new clues as to why night shift workers are at increased risk of developing certain types of cancer compared to those who work regular daytime hours. Findings suggest that night shifts disrupt natural 24-hour rhythms in the activity of certain cancer-related genes, making night shift workers more vulnerable to DNA damage while also causing the body's DNA repair mechanisms to be mistimed to deal with that damage.
Multinational companies headquartered in countries with tougher environmental policies tend to locate their polluting factories in countries with more lax regulations, a new study finds. While countries may hope their regulations will reduce emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, these results show that these policies can lead to "carbon leakage" to other nations.
Researchers assessed the number of hospital admissions for noncommunicable diseases (abnormal tissue growths, metabolic diseases, cardiovascular diseases and musculoskeletal diseases) in São Paulo, Brazil, between January and June last year compared with the corresponding periods in the previous three years.
Since 2010, people without a college degree have experienced an absolute rise in mortality. Yet, while the gap in the United States widened based on whether people had a four-year college degree, it narrowed based on race.
Today, The Lancet published the latest Series on Maternal and Child Undernutrition Progress. Building upon findings from the previous 2008 and 2013 Series, which set the global agenda for tackling undernutrition over the past decade, this new Series concludes that despite modest progress in some areas, maternal and child undernutrition remains a major global health concern, specifically since recent gains may be offset by the COVID-19 pandemic.