Health

A 'one-stop shop' for health care in Asian immigrant communities

Nelson Zhao grew up in San Francisco's Chinatown, and as a child started going to a nonprofit community health center. Today, at 29 and with a good job working in the finance sector, he's never given a second thought to going ...

Health

Violence at work tends to increase after staff reductions

When employers cut down on staff, more incidents of violence are reported to the Swedish Work Environment Authority, according to research. Violence often occurs at workplaces where clients are in need of help and support.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Finding effective face mask fabric

The air that pours into your lungs when you breathe travels, on average, at about 10 centimeters a second. But it's often not just air you're breathing. There can be dust, pollen, soot and bacteria in air, and now, floating ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Will social isolation lead to more deaths of despair?

Throughout the 20th century, mortality rates have declined worldwide. The improvements in life expectancy are so impressive that Princeton economist and Nobel Laureate Angus Deaton dedicated a whole book, "The Great Escape," ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Falls a 'major epidemic' for older Americans

From late-night tumbles on the way to the bathroom to accidents outdoors, more and more elderly Americans are dying after a fall, with the risk doubling since 2000, according to a study published Tuesday.

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