Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Physical distancing polices not enough to protect lower-income people

A new Boston University School of Public Health study of the first four months of America's coronavirus epidemic, published in the journal Nature Human Behaviour, shows that physical distancing (also called "social distancing") ...

Health informatics

The 'Hispanic paradox': Does a decades-old finding still hold up?

Many Hispanic people in the United States face socioeconomic disadvantages and lower access to affordable health care. Despite these and other challenges to their health, they generally tend to live longer than other racial ...

Medical economics

Nearly 1 billion people lack access to disability aids

Almost 1 billion children and adults with disabilities, and older people, are unable to access the assistive technology they need, according to a UN report, which calls for more investment in these life-changing products.

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