Health

Study reports on the health of adolescents in Germany

Most students in German schools rate their health as good. However, almost all of them get too little physical activity and their health situation is heavily dependent on wealth, age and gender. These are some of the findings ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Race, racism, and COVID-19 in the US: Lessons to be learned

In a publication in The BMJ, Keisha Bentley-Edwards at Duke University, North Carolina, and colleagues argue that systemic racism and economic inequality are at the root of disparity in COVID-19 outcomes and suggest ways ...

Health informatics

Removing bias from health care AI tools

Rapid advances in artificial intelligence (AI) have opened the way for the creation of a huge range of new health care tools, but to ensure that these tools do not exacerbate preexisting health inequities, researchers urge ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Social media can reveal who needs the most help

Language use in social media can be a useful tool for social scientists, because it reflects living conditions in areas the posts originate from.

Medications

Social inequity linked to lower use of epidural in childbirth

In a study of women in labor in the U. S., social inequity was associated with lower use of neuraxial analgesia—an epidural or spinal pain reliever— among non-Hispanic white women and, to a greater extent, among African ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Systemic US reforms needed to prevent mass death in the next pandemic

Ahead of the 2024 US presidential election, The BMJ has launched a forward-looking series that highlights the lessons that can be learned from the US's COVID-19 experience and the actions that are needed to prevent the loss ...

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