Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

US mystery hepatitis deaths rise to 6, cause still unknown

The number of US children who have died from a mysterious form of hepatitis has risen to six and the condition has now been tied to 180 cases, health authorities announced Friday, as they continued to hunt for the cause.

Oncology & Cancer

Cancer burden facing Asian Americans partly caused by racism

The Journal of the National Cancer Institute (JNCI) published a commentary today on the significant cancer disparities facing Asian Americans. The article is authored by seven researchers from across the country who participated ...


Non-recommended milk being provided to young children

More than one-third of infant caregivers reported serving at least one non-recommended milk type to their infant in the past month—most providing them daily—and the majority of toddler caregivers did not follow expert ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Coronavirus: When Canadian compassion requires social distancing

Canadians are well known for their reserved politeness. If someone accidentally steps on our toe or bumps into us, we apologize: "Sorry." We are also widely known as a compassionate people—we value personal autonomy, but ...


Legacy of discrimination reflected in health inequality

Risk factors that can lead to heart disease and stroke include obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure. For African Americans, another issue also threatens their cardiovascular health: discrimination.

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