Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Coronavirus and the Black Death: We haven't learned from our past

Although some media outlets have begun referring to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus as a "modern plague", the threat of COVID-19 remains negligible compared with historic outbreaks of plague. The latest World Health ...

HIV & AIDS

Five lessons from HIV to guide COVID-19 approach

Forty years ago, another pandemic was sweeping the globe and causing confusion and fear. Over the years, the global HIV response has provided the modern medical community with valuable experience about responding to outbreaks ...

Genetics

Race, medicine and the future power of genetic ancestry

Writing in the New England Journal of Medicine that they "do not believe that ignoring race will reduce health disparities" but rather that "such an approach is a form of naive 'color blindness' that is more likely to perpetuate ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Rap music increasingly mixes in mental health metaphors

The most popular rap songs in the United States are increasingly referencing depression and suicide and mixing in metaphors about mental health struggles, according to a study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Why the LGBT community is at greater risk from COVID-19

More than 200,000 LGBT adults in California have medical conditions that increase their vulnerability to the effects of COVID-19, according to new research by Kathryn O'Neill, a policy analyst with the Williams Institute ...

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