Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Investing in protective gear for health care workers pays off

Providing adequate personal protective equipment (PPE) for all health care workers around the world requires an initial investment of billions of dollars, but the returns on that investment could be close to 8000% in productivity ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study details highest-risk groups for dying of COVID-19 in Sweden

Being a man, having a lower income, having a lower level of education, not being married, and being born abroad in low- or middle-income countries—these are factors that, independent of one another, are related to an elevated ...

Cardiology

Pulmonary hypertension: Why creating awareness is key in Africa

Pulmonary hypertension is elevated blood pressure that occurs exclusively in the lungs. It is a deadly condition that affects an estimated 75 million people worldwide. Around 80% of them live in low- and middle-income countries. ...

Pediatrics

Pediatricians' group tackles racism in health care

(HealthDay)—As the struggle against racism continues to simmer across the United States, the American Academy of Pediatrics took a hard look at racial gaps in health care for children during its recent annual meeting.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

COVID could add to 2 million per year stillbirth toll: UN

Almost two million babies are stillborn every year—one every 16 seconds—the United Nations said Thursday, warning that the COVID-19 pandemic could add another 200,000 deaths to the "devastating" toll.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Urban air pollution may make COVID-19 more severe for some

As the pandemic persists, COVID-19 has claimed more than 200,000 lives in the United States and damaged the public health system and economy. In a study published on September 21 in the journal The Innovation, researchers ...

Neuroscience

How the brain helps us navigate social differences

Our brain responds differently if we talk to a person of a different socioeconomic background from our own compared to when we speak to someone whose background is similar, according to a new imaging study by UCL and Yale ...

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